EBENSBURG - After touring the hundreds of craft vendors expected to line downtown streets on Saturday, visitors at the 21st annual PotatoFest can be sure to get their fill of the event's namesake.
The event, which shuts down multiple downtown blocks and draws visitors from across the state, will features hundreds of craft and food vendors, Borough Manager Dan Penatzer said.
"They close down the entire center of Ebensburg," Penatzer said. "The streets are lined with craft and food booths."
Events start at 9 a.m. and feature activities for the entire family, Community Development Director Shawna Drop said.
"It is a goal for the PotatoFest committee to hold a family friendly event and have a little something for everyone," Drop said. "We really focus on attracting all types of people from our area and beyond."
The crowds have gotten to be so large that visitors are bused in from area parking lots including Admiral Peary Vo-Tech, Cambria County Fairgrounds, Ebensburg Mini Mall and Lake Rowena.
If you go
What: 21st annual PotatoFest
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown Ebensburg
But the event has plenty of room to accommodate everyone - and with multiple live musical acts and activities, visitors have a full day of activities available to them.
The event outpaces other community events like Wheels and Wings, Penatzer said.
"Wheels and Wings is just limited to a two-block area," he said. "This is 50 times that."