Quiet Valley’s 45th Harvest Festival
Explore what our ancestors would have found on our country’s shores, what natural resources they had and what they needed to do to survive, at the 45th annual Heritage Festival at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg on Saturday and Sunday.
The theme is “Farms — Center of the Community” and you’ll find demonstrations and displays of traditional skills and heritage crafts, such as spinning, weaving, hay-fork making, scrapple making, apple-butter making, basket making and candle making. There will also be an encampment by the Pennsylvania 142nd Volunteer Infantry Company G Civil War re-enactors and the New Jersey Frontier Guard, who portray French and Indian War soldiers.
The1893 one-room schoolhouse will have an interactive program. The Children’s Heritage area for grades kindergarten through fourth will have crafts and activities, while for the younger crowd, there will be a pumpkin patch for pumpkin decorating and old-fashioned games. There will also be wagon rides and pony rides, for a small additional fee.
You’ll also find folk music, a quilt raffle, handmade crafts for sale and an outdoor brick bake oven. Old-fashioned food includes BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, vegetarian vegetable soup, chicken corn chowder, sausage sandwiches, all beef hot dogs, apple dumplings, corn fritters, funnel cakes, griddle cookies and homemade baked goods.
The festival will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Quiet Living Historical Farm is at 347 Quiet Valley Road. Admission is $10; $5, ages 3-12. The farm recommends bringing cash to the event. Most of the activities are currently cash only. Info: 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.
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A sheep stands near the front of the animal barn at the historic Quiet Valley Farm near Stroudsurg.