Friday, September 30, 2011

Two Great Events In Potter County, PA This Weekend!

We have two great events going on this weekend here in Potter County.  One is the annual Falling Leaves Festival.  This annual small town festival includes rides for the kiddies, pumpkin painting, vendors, live music, a parade, and much more!  

Fitzgerald's Family Farm Farmer's Market stand will be set up at the Falling Leaves Festival for my regular Saturday hours of 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  We're the stand with the blue roof.  This is the very last Farmer's Market Saturday of the year.  Please stop by and say hello! 

Potter County Festivals

The second big event is in Austin, PA - about 15 miles from Coudersport.  Austin has a fantastic museum, the E.O Austin Home, that you won't want to miss!  

On September 30, 1911, poor construction, coupled with torrential rain, resulted in the Austin dam's collapse. At least 78 people perished in the tragedy. News of the flood quickly spread worldwide. It was the second worst flood disaster in Pennsylvania’s history, and sixth worst dam failure in U.S. history. 

The tragedy sparked new legislation to improve dam safety, and the Austin Dam was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The lessons of the delicate balance between mankind and nature, as well as corporate responsibility, are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago. (from
For more information about the Austin Flood Centennial times and events go to:  

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