After having skipped a year, the Douglaston Arts Festival will return to 235th Street next weekend.
The festival, which was cancelled in 2012, will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 on both sides of the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Douglaston.
“People I’ve spoken to are happy that we’re coming back,” said Karin Karlander-Von Schmeling, one of the festival’s organizers. “It’s good for the community to be able to get together. We hope everyone comes out and shows support.”
The festival will include musicians, dancing and other forms of entertainment as well as food vendors, such as Smokin’ Aces BBQ and Charlie’s Deli.
Performers include bands Rusty Strings, Reprimand and Lucky Tones as well as an opera singer.
A total 30 to 40 vendors are expected to take part, selling everything from photography, artwork and pottery to arts and crafts, jewelry and honey.
Children’s activities will include face painting, hair braiding and a bouncy house, while nearby P.S. 98 will hold a book sale.
Local kids will also be able to participate in Douglaston Idol, during which they perform any talent. Children interested in taking part in the competition should email email@example.com.
Karlander-Von Schmeling said vendors can still sign up to set up a table during the event.