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2018-10-11 / Front Page

Erie County to host Fall Fest at Como Lake Park on Saturday

by NICK KONOTOPSKYJ Reporter

The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry will host the inaugural Erie County Fall Festival, along with Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County Legislator John Bruso.

The event is being held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Como Lake Park, 220 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster.

This family-friendly event will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will showcase the facilities at Como Lake Park.

“The Erie County Fall Festival will be a great way for families to spend some quality time together at Como Lake Park with a very seasonal and festive atmosphere awaiting them as we prepare for the change of seasons,” Poloncarz said.

“It takes a lot of cooperation between departments and agencies to make an event like this happen, so I hope everyone will come out and enjoy the festivities.”

The list of Fall Fest activities include: trick or treating opportunities for children, a Halloween costume contest, craft show, a pie baking contest, pumpkin painting, magic shows, live musical entertainment, opportunities to “touch a truck” involving equipment from the Erie County Department of Public Works, and guided park ranger tours.

“I am pleased to be working with the county executive and his administration to coordinate a day of activities that will provide a safe and fun atmosphere for families,” Bruso said. “While we expect to have many residents from Lancaster attend, we encourage people from throughout the county to join us for this brand new event that will showcase one of our region’s most unique public parks.”

There will be county officials on hand representing various other departments, including Senior Services, Health, Social Services and Environment and Planning. They will all be distributing information about programs and services offered to county residents.

Mayer Brothers Cider Mill has donated cider and Paula’s Donuts has donated donut holes for the event. These are on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be food trucks and booths where food and beverages will be available to purchase.

Food trucks and food vendors include: Maria’s Bene Cibo, Sweet Melody’s, Fat Bob’s, Ronnie’s Pizza and Brando’s Pizza.

Interested vendors for the craft show and anyone wanting to register for the pie baking contest are asked to send an e-mail to jason.hurley@erie.gov. For more information on the Erie County Parks Department, visit www.erie.gov/parks.

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