The Whitehall Area Chamber is proud to partner with the Borough of Catasauqua and Columbia Care to present the first ever Catasauqua StrEAT Fest on April 10th, 2021!
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber, is pleased to present the first ever Catasauqua StrEAT Fest on Saturday, April 10th from 11-3 PM. Partnering with the Borough of Catasauqua, this event is designed to support local businesses and restaurants, while providing a festive atmosphere with live music from Third Hand Acoustic and Common Bond, plus dozens of craft and business vendors, and, of course, food trucks. The StrEAT festival will have an emphasis on EAT, bringing lots of great cuisines to Front Street while highlighting local shops, too.
“This event has been the epitome of the ‘COVID’ event planning experience; I cannot express enough how grateful we are to the vendors, our businesses and Catasauqua Borough for sticking with us as we’ve adapted and adjusted, scheduled and rescheduled, and continually adjusted to changing protocols,” said Kylie Adams, Assistant Vice President of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The Whitehall Area Chamber has been very pleased to be working with the Borough of Catasauqua on this event and to support our local businesses in Catty!”
Originally scheduled for June of 2020 and rescheduled for Small Business Saturday in November 2021, the event has been in the works for over a year. “We have been working hand-in-hand with Catasauqua along the way,” said Jessica O’Donnell, EVP of Affiliated Chambers. “While we’ve been forced to change plans, our vision has stayed the same – a festival that will celebrate the beautiful borough of Catasauqua, bring new visitors to our small businesses and get us out to safely enjoy the day.
The festival will also feature live music from Third Hand Acoustic and Common Bond, local favorites who are excited to play a home-town crowd and often play local venues, such as the Gas House on Front Street. The Gas House will also have music and be open to the public, as well.
The event will feature local businesses open with special deals. For example, Melvin’s Farm Stand will have farm fresh produce, meats and cheeses, crepes, and fruit and granola bowls, as well as children’s activities. Families can participate in a “Local Business” Scavenger Hunt as a part of the Suburban North YMCA’s “Healthy Kids Day”.
Blondie’s will be open serving up delicious cupcakes and Slovakian food, and Taylor House Brewing and Triple Sun Spirits will be bringing the adult beverages, while other craft vendors and food trucks will also be participating. “Between the handmade craft items and different small business vendors, there’s something to find for everyone,” said O’Donnell.
The event will also feature 17 food trucks and approximately 40 craft and business vendors. Samantha Scavuzzo, of Remington & Vernick Engineers, Inc. and a sponsor of the event, said she was “honored to help small and local businesses in the Borough of Catasauqua.” The Whitehall Area Chamber will be paying homage to one of their earlier scheduled dates and plans to hand out “Shop Small” swag at their booth, a reminder that its important to do so even outside of the holiday season.
“Most importantly, we are looking to gather safely and enjoy the delicious cuisines our businesses and vendors will be serving up,” said Adams. The Chamber has partnered with local security firm Omega Protective Services to help monitor and enforce the wearing of masks and social distancing protocols, as well as to check IDs where alcohol will be sold. “Omega has always been a great partner of the Chamber in years prior,” said Adams. “We’re grateful to have them here to ensure that we have a peaceful and enjoyable festival while being safe, too.”
For more information, follow the event page with Whitehall Area Chamber at: https://www.facebook.com/events/134964164815554
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When: Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Pricing Information: FREE to attend
Participating Food Trucks: Grumpy’s BBQ, RK Mobile Foods, Pies to Die For/Pie in a Cone, The Flying V Food Truck, Bodega Bistro, The Nacho Depot, VanPelt Hotdog Co., Triple Sun Spirits, TakeATaco, Bananarama, Hardy Funnel Cakes, Hoff’s Kettle Corn, Mon & Mel’s Sweet Scoops, Bull & Bear/Greek Street, Kona Ice of Allentown, The Tot Rod, DonutNV Allentown
Presenting Sponsor: Columbia Care
Entertainment Sponsors: Remington & Vernick Engineers, SJ Thomas Commercial Contractors
Info Tent Sponsor: J.P. Mascaro & Sons
Security Sponsor: Omega Protective Services
Front Street Sponsor: Dun Twiggar Company
Media Sponsor: Lehigh Valley Press
Supporting Sponsor: Vintage Barbershop
About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
Information provided to TVL by:
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Assistant Vice President of Affiliated Chambers (WACC, GNLCC, NCC) & Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corporation