Our Association was organized in 1975 with an objective of "to promote within our community an understanding of and appreciation for our local heritage”. In 1979 and 1980 Hay Creek acquired the historic Joanna Furnace property from Bethlehem Steel and have broadened our mission to include the preservation and restoration of this treasured 18th & 19th century iron making community.

Today the organization is 1,000 members strong and relies on volunteer efforts and donations to preserve the history of the Hay Creek Valley. We invite you to visit us by "stepping back in time" and reliving the important history that surrounds our community.

We are open Monday through Friday and select days on the weekend.


Hay Creek Apple Festival – Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014. The Hay Creek Apple Festival not only has bushels and bushels of homemade apple foods but also offers many old fashioned family fun activities; including scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, old fashion games, hay rides, & pony rides. Admission is free! Donation requested for Parking. Note: Parking is located on the historic Joanna Furnace site and along Furnace Road (We will not be running shuttle busses for this event).

Apple Festival Flea Market – Come early to the Apple Festival and shop in our huge flea market. This market features antiques and vintage items, crafts, household items, kids toys, clothing, and much more! Interested in having a flea market booth? Booths are $25 for the two day event and can be reserved starting on Friday, October 11th.

Apple Dessert Baking Contest - Attention all bakers … be sure to take part in the Apple Festival Baking Contest. The baking categories include Pies, Cakes, Breads & Muffins, and Desserts. First place winners in each category will receive $25.00.

HAY CREEK APPLE FESTIVAL - Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014
CHRISTMAS AT JOANNA - Friday – Sunday, December 5-7, 2014
HAY CREEK FESTIVAL - Friday – Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015

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