University Heights Fall Fest is Oct. 6
The inaugural University Heights Fall Fest will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, 1–5 p.m., at Walter Stinson Community Park.
Jersey, the Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will headline the event, with a concert at 3 p.m.
There will be plenty of shopping at Fall Fest, as dozens of local artists and small businesses will have booths at the festival. Vendors include Altemus Leatherwork, Milan’s Bead Company, Dude About Town photography, LeLux Jewelry & Accessories, Judy’s Jewelry Basket, Sunshine on Silk, Milk & Cookies, and Shebaflora.
For kids, Fall Fest will feature inflatables, Balloons by Blake, RW Magic, Kool Kidz Face Painting by Samantha Bias, and pumpkin painting. For adults, Beachwood Boot Camp will present an exercise session at 1 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to show up hungry, as Ye Olde School Treats-n-Eats will be serving up novelty ice creams and other carnival food out of a retro-fitted school bus.
Rock and roll historians will remember that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played University Heights back in 1975. Tim Russert produced the show at John Carroll University, while Kid Leo from WMMS served as the emcee. To celebrate the ’75 show, Jersey will perform songs from Springsteen’s JCU set list, including “Spirit in the Night,” “Thunder Road,” “She’s the One,” and “Born to Run.”
Mike Cook is the communications and civic engagement coordinator for University Heights.