Das Awkscht Fescht
- Saturday's Schedule at the 49th annual Das Awkscht Fescht in Macungie PA featured two toy shows, Bingo for cash, special events with the featured car, a CD Crosley station wagon, and fireworks. Of the 2,631 cars registered for Das Awkscht Fescht, 1,189 showed up, according to Shirley Schaffer of the Ontelaunee Region Antique Automobile Club of America. It's one of the premier classic and antique car shows in the country. The gates opened at 6 a.m. for walk-in visitors. Show cars entered the fields after 7:30 a.m. Entertainment lasted until 10:30 pm at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., just off Main Street (Route 100) near Walnut Street.
An indoor toy show at Eyer Middle School and an outdoor toy show at the parking lot for Shoemaker and Macungie elementary schools. A crew was timed to see how fast it could put together a Crosley from parts, and a Crosley station wagon was be raffled off.
Fireworks started at 9:30 p.m.
Entertainment at the bandshell included:
10:30am - 12:30pm.....The Macungie Band
12:30 pm - 1:45pm.....James Supra Blues Band
2:15pm - 3:30pm.....The BC Combo
5:30pm - 6:45pm.....Dave Goddess Band
7:30pm - 10:30pm.....King Henry & The Showmen (Oldies and Show Band)
Entertainment at the kids corner stage:
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ....Clarence the Clown
1:45-2:45 p.m. ....magician
4:45-5:45 p.m. ....storyteller
6:45-7:45 p.m. ....magician
Running throughout the festival:
Hundreds of antique, classic and sports cars on display; Crafts, artwork and antiques vendors; Kids' activities such as face painting, sand art and a moon bounce; a Flea market for antique and classic car parts and the park pool and playground were open.