Friday, April 28 | 7 p.m. | Practice Field, Lebanon Valley College
The LVC VALE Artist of the Year will open the show, followed by Royals as the headliner. Royals is New Jersey’s hottest cover band playing electrifying and upbeat crowd favorites from the 80’s to today.
Saturday, April 29 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Sheridan Avenue, Lebanon Valley College
Featuring a variety of activities and games, food trucks, and craft vendors.
ValleyFest brings a variety of food vendors to campus each year. Past food vendors include:
- Scoop O’Dough: Edible cookie dough, hand-dipped ice cream, and milkshakes
- Philly Cheesesteak Co. on the Roll: Philly cheesesteaks, hot dogs, boneless wings, mozzarella sticks, and french fries
- The Lucky Penny Burger: Hamburgers and french fries
- Health Check: Smoothie bowls, juices, and smoothies
- Farm Show Milkshakes: Milkshakes
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Pretzels and lemonade
- Dough Heads Waffles: Stuffed waffles with various flavors
- Bricker’s Famous French Fries: Chicken strips and fresh-cut french fries
- Skyline Cotton Candy: Cotton candy
ValleyFest brings a variety of craft and merchandise vendors to campus each year.
2023 vendors include:
ValleyFest combines a carnival-like atmosphere complete with games, inflatables, artisan food vendors, activities for children, and groups from the community. ValleyFest, usually held in April each year, includes a concert and outdoor festival.
With the continued tradition of music, ValleyFest has brought national recording acts like Emerson Drive, Eve6, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Everclear, Tyler Hilton, Aaron Carter, Jon Belion, and Sammy Adams to the Lebanon Valley as part of the main-stage lineup. Attracting visitors from around the region, the festival sponsors local arts and craft vendors, exhibits such as the Juried Arts Show, theatrical and dance productions, local and regional music acts, food vendors, and much more.
Lebanon Valley College, like other colleges and universities around the country, has had its share of campus traditions. The campus is rich with traditions, from Hot Dog Frank to Dutchmen Day, many of which live on today.
ValleyFest is one of those traditions. First started in 1971 by former LVC student, Don Frantz, as the Spring Arts Festival, this annual celebration brings together the Lebanon Valley community and fills the campus with art and cultural exhibits. Attracting visitors from around the region, the festival sponsors local arts and craft vendors, exhibits such as the Juried Arts Show, theatrical and dance productions, local and regional music acts, food vendors, and much more.
The Spring Arts Festival continued until 2002 when the name of the annual festival weekend was changed to the Cherry Blossom Festival. The theme of the festival was changed to celebrate the beauty of the campus just in time for the cherry trees to bloom.
ValleyFest Begins: Fall 2004
Seeking to rekindle the College and community interaction that seemed to be missing from the festival weekend in recent years, students came together and changed the name and mission of the annual tradition to ValleyFest: A College and Community Festival.
Held during the end of April, ValleyFest has become the time when campus and community can join together to celebrate the return of spring and an appreciation for the arts.