BookFest is Now Beaver County BookFest!

Popular Book Festival Moving to County Seat

Beaver, Pa. (15009), February 9, 2015 — After taking 2014 off to revamp, Bridgewater BookFest is now moving to nearby Beaver, the county seat, and officially changing its name to Beaver County BookFest.

The first annual Beaver County BookFest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Beaver’s central squares across from the Beaver County Courthouse.

Beaver County BookFest is a “celebration of reading, writing, and the arts.” Since its humble beginnings in 2007, BookFest has grown into one of the largest literary festivals in the state, attracting participants and attendees from across the country. This will be the sixth year for the event (the last one was in 2013).

BookFest’s Main Event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can meet dozens of writers who will be signing and selling their books in the Author Tent. At the last BookFest in 2013, close to 50 authors participated. The festival will also feature food and retail vendors, as well as an interactive Children’s Tent, where kids can listen to readings, watch performances, and take part in various activities.

“BookFest has always been a great event,” says Valentine J. Brkich, BookFest Committee member. “We’re really excited to be bringing it to the town of Beaver, where we hope to attract even more people than in the past. This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever.”

Beaver County BookFest is a non-profit event backed by the Friends of Beaver County BookFest. There is no charge for admission. Other pertinent information can be found at You can also follow the festival at .



Valentine J. Brkich



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