HAY CREEK AP­PLE FES­TI­VAL CEL­E­BRATES TRA­DI­TIONAL FALL AP­PLE HAR­VEST

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Hay Creek Val­ley His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion hosted the an­nual Hay Creek Ap­ple Fes­ti­val at the 18th- and 19th-cen­tury his­toric site, Joanna Fur­nace Iron­works near Mor­gan­town on Oct. 13 and 14. The tra­di­tional fall ap­ple har­vest is firmly rooted within our lo­cal ru­ral her­itage and cul­ture. The Hay Creek His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion vol­un­teers strive to cre­ate a unique kind of event where vis­i­tors sa­vor homemade ap­ple fare. Fam­ily-en­gag­ing ac­tiv­i­ties through­out this two-day fes­ti­val in­cluded scare­crow build­ing, pump­kin paint­ing, face paint­ing, early Amer­i­can games, plus hay and pony rides and the pop­u­lar Ap­ple Bar­rel Ex­press.

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reese nuscher, 7, and her sis­ter Wil­low, 18 months, pose on hay bales in front of the pony rides. Joanna fur­nace can be seen in the back­ground.

King lucky, 8, and cy­nia lucky, 6, of Pottstown dec­o­rate their first pump­kins of the sea­son at the hay creek ap­ple fes­ti­val.

vis­i­tors of the hay creek ap­ple fes­ti­val en­joy trac­tor pulled wagon rides.

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