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Association touts event to replace Saxonburg Arts Festival

People walk down Main Street for arts, crafts, and food at the Saxonburg Festival of the Arts in 2022. Butler Eagle file photo

SAXONBURG – Reluctant to forego the exposure and sales connected with the canceled Saxonburg Festival of the Arts, the Saxonburg Area Business Association is planning a festival of its own to coincide with the Sprankle’s Octoberfest on the second weekend in September.

The annual arts festival was canceled by the borough this year for many reasons, the most impactful being a lack of volunteers.

About a dozen members of the association attended Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

Phil Wain, association president, told council the event would be similar to the borough’s monthly Mingle on Main events, with various food, craft and other vendors.

Main events would take place at the South Butler Community Library, where a large tent would showcase live bands.

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