Quiet Valley’s 42nd Annual Harvest Festival October 8th and 9th, 2016
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates their 42nd Annual Harvest Festival on October 8th and 9th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm both days. This year’s theme is “19th Century Tools, Technology & Trends”. When was hand spinning phased out in favor of the new, affordable fabrics available at the mercantile? What new, time saving kitchen gadgets were invented in the 1800s? What new advancements were shown at the 1893 World’s Fair? What were the biggest changes happening in the United States during this period? How did electricity, the telegraph and telephone affect the average person living on farms? We will showcase progress in farming in the 19th century with some of the equipment in Quiet Valley’s collection. This theme will let us explore some of the amazing innovations and improvements that took place during this incredible period in time.
In addition to demonstrations and displays dealing with the theme, there will be plenty of traditional skills and heritage crafts demonstrated such as spinning, weaving, broom making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making, candle making. There will also be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, horse drawn wagon rides, outdoor brick bake oven and much more.
See the New Jersey Frontier Guard as they portray French and Indian War soldiers. Explore the Civil War Encampment where the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Re-enactors will portray the drill and everyday life of soldiers during this important time for our nation. Visitors will enjoy this special glimpse into local history.
Children will enjoy a variety of activities such as pumpkin decorating, old fashion games, a hands-on heritage craft/activity area, the one room school presentation and pony rides.
Harvest Festival offers visitors of all ages two days of old-fashion fun. All funds raised will help support the mission of our nonprofit, educational organization. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is located 3 miles south of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania off of Business Route 209. This event is held rain or shine. Demonstrations are under tents. Admission is adults $10.00 & ages 3 – 12 $5.00. No pets and no smoking please. The Harvest Festival schedule is subject to change.
For more information: 570-992-6161 or www.quietvalley.org
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