I'm hoping Saturday's weather is good and not just because I'm off - I'm planning to attend the annual Arts & Crafts Festival on the lawn at the historic Whitefield House in Nazareth. (If the weather's a wash, it relocates to Nazareth Area High School.)

I like these kinds of community events because they really help me feel connected to my Lehigh Valley. Plus, this one's a fundraiser for the Moravian Historical Society, which means I'll be supporting my Lehigh Valley too.

The free event is slated to feature more than 100 vendors selling everything from crafts made of wood and cloth, to silver and beaded jewelry, to fine art and pottery. It starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. which doesn't sound like enough time to make it to all of the vendors, but I'm up for a challenge.

The Nazareth Community Band and the Nazareth Big Swing Band will be performing, which is my kind of music - it's almost like they were thinking of me when they booked the entertainment ;)

When I'm in the mood for a little nosh, I'll have my pick of hot dogs, barbecue and some traditional Moravian sugar cake. Better yet, every food purchase I make will directly benefit the local service clubs and non-profits who are selling it as their own fundraiser.

If I have a little time, I might even explore the museum exhibits inside Whitefield House, since admission is only $1 all day.

Parking is on the street only which means I might have to circle the block a couple times to get a spot. But it sounds like it's going to be worth it. I'm looking forward to it.

Which summer arts and crafts festivals in Lehigh Valley are your favorites?