Quiet Val­ley’s 45th Har­vest Fes­ti­val

The Morning Call - - FAMILY TIME - By Jessica John­son

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.

Edi­to­rial As­sis­tant Jessica John­son can be reached at 610-778-2262 or at jjohn­[email protected]

MORN­ING CALL FILE PHOTO

A sheep stands near the front of the an­i­mal barn at the his­toric Quiet Val­ley Farm near Stroud­surg.

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