Bonfire Returns to Fallasburg Village this Saturday

It’s the question Craig Fonger has heard the most since taking over as president of the Fallasburg Historical Society: When will the bonfire be back?

Well, he has good news to share: “We’re bringing back our bonfire!”

Fonger estimates it has been about five years since the last one, and this year’s event will be a little different. While previous bonfires were held at Christmastime, “We thought, let’s do something different,” he says. “Let’s do a winterfest.”

With many people unable to make the event in December due to conflicts during the busy holiday season, board members decided to move the party to February and dubbed it “Burning Love.”

Burning Love at the Historic Fallasburg Village

The Burning Love event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 6:30pm. The historic schoolhouse, located at 14029 Covered Bridge Road NE, will be open with the Hawks & Owls providing music inside.

Some beverages will be provided, but people are also welcome to bring their own. Although not required, everyone is invited to bring a dish to pash for a potluck meal. There is no cost to attend, but donations to the society will happily be accepted.

After stopping by the schoolhouse, head across the street to the bonfire. In a nod to the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, paper hearts in three colors will be available for people to lob into the fire:

  • Red hearts to heat up your current love.
  • White hearts to attract new love.
  • Black hearts to say good-bye to an old love.

“We’re really looking forward to having this new event,” Fonger says.

Other Upcoming Events for the Fallasburg Historical Society

Burning Love isn’t the only event coming up for the society. It will also have a booth at the annual Lowell Expo, which will be held March 23 at Lowell High School.

The society is also gearing up for the 3rd Annual Fallasburg Village Celebration. Scheduled for the last Saturday in July, this event serves up old-fashioned fun with music, games, demonstrations and tours of the historic village.

For more information on the Fallasburg Historical Society – including how to join or volunteer – visit their website. You can also stop by the Burning Love Facebook page for additional details about this weekend’s event.

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