Freeman Fall Festival to conclude another successful season of the arts


This Saturday marks the close of yet another successful summer season at The Freeman Stage at Bayside, and the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation is wrapping it up big once again. The Second Annual Freeman Fall Festival will be held this Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Freeman Stage and will offer plenty of entertainment and activities for all ages.

Coastal Point • File Photo: The crowd, top, enjoyed the show at last year’s Freeman Fall Festival, held at the stage in the Bayside Community near Fenwick Island. Above, a clown  makes swords out of balloons for kids to play with during the festival.Coastal Point • File Photo
The crowd, top, enjoyed the show at last year’s Freeman Fall Festival, held at the stage in the Bayside Community near Fenwick Island. Above, a clown makes swords out of balloons for kids to play with during the festival.

“The Fall Festival marks the pinnacle of a great summer at the Freeman Stage,” said Patti Grimes, vice president of outreach and programming for the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “The Fall Festival gives people the chance to celebrate the season, and it’s a great environment. The community around Delmarva is a really strong one, and people enjoy coming out and relaxing with their family and friends.”

For the event, Mythica will be taking the stage with a mix of Scottish, Irish and world music influences that together produce funky Celtic jams, jaunty bluegrass tunes and soulful ballads.

Children and families will get the opportunity to experience a multitude of activities, too, including hayrides, storytelling, singing, pumpkin decorating and other crafts, bingo and plenty more. The event is free and open to the public, and fall treats will be available for purchase at the concession stand.

“We’re thrilled to host such a fun, creative festival, and to be able to continue our programs at the Freeman Stage into the fall season,” Grimes noted. “The community support we’ve received this year has been overwhelming and we’re committed to bringing quality arts to Sussex County all year round. This event is also a great way to get people registered for next year, too.”

This past summer season, the Freeman Stage introduced a series of theater productions, live musical performances, movies and children’s workshops. For more information about the Freeman Stage, call (302) 436-3015 or visit www.freemanstage.org online.