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Yardley was the place to be on Harvest Day

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Yardley Borough was the place to be in Lower Bucks County on Saturday, September 18, as Harvest Day returned after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of people descended on the borough throughout the day to enjoy what is considered its biggest annual event. They strolled through various sections of the town, enjoying vendors selling arts and crafts and other wares, rides, games, food and beverage trucks, musical entertainment and other highlights.
“I’m glad to see it back,” said longtime Yardley-Makefield Fire Company member Bob Hairhoger as he showed off a fire truck at the company’s station on Main Street.
“It makes for such a festive day in town.”
Matt Raczak and Cassie Baner made the short trip from neighboring Lower Makefield Township for their first Harvest Day, and they weren’t disappointed.
“Cassie saw it advertised on Facebook last night and we figured ‘why not?’ and it’s been awesome,” Raczak said.

“It’s great for the crafters, such nice exposure for them,” Baner added.
Harvest Day has been a staple in the borough since the first event in 1970. Raczak and Baner, accompanied by their golden retriever Finn, were impressed by the community spirit that was pervasive throughout the town.
“People are so nice,” Raczak said. “As you walk around the streets, they put out water bowls and treats for the people with dogs.”
It was a busy weekend for Northeast Philadelphia resident Bob Maylie, who took in Harvest Day with his wife, Donna, a day before enjoying the Eagles-49ers game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Maylie, an Eagles season ticket holder, got around Harvest Day in his motorized cart adorned with flags and Birds’ regalia.
“My wife found out about this and brought me,” he said of the Yardley event. “She loves stuff like this. It’s nice.”


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