HAY CREEK FESTIVAL - Friday - Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015 (rain or shine)
Attractions 8 am to 5 pm daily. Free shuttle busses run continuously to and from the event.
Early American Crafts & Historic Joanna Furnace
The Hay Creek Festival takes pride in offering authentic traditional crafts with daily demonstrations and interpretations. These 18th & 19th century crafts are some of the finest seen on the east coast. These period crafts include spinning, weaving, papermaking, broom making, glassblowing, tinsmithing, pottery making, and a one of a kind pit saw demonstration.
Visitors will also experience early American life as they tour the historic Joanna Furnace iron plantation and relive an iron-making community that is 200 years old. Guests will see a “Smithy” shape iron in the Blacksmith Shop, talk to the furnace moulder in the Casting House about making the Joanna 10-plate stoves, visit the storekeeper in the Office/Store Building to see the latest products offered for sale, and experience what life was like for the collier at the Charcoal Barn Museum. Hay Creek’s archaeologists will be unraveling the past at the Wheelwright Shop archaeological site.
Civil War Encampment
Our Civil War Hillside promises to be filled with great things this year! Visitors will be able to talk with live military and civilian re-enactors and learn about the great war that divided our nation. New this year will be a Civil War artillery unit interpreting and demonstrating the use of cannons. Click here to register as a civil war reenactor.
Home Craft & Antique Market
Start your holiday shopping by strolling through our craft and antique market. A great selection of wood, jewelry, fabric, pottery, candles, dolls and doll clothing, rugs, stained glass, toys, leather and so much more. A large number of antique and vintage items will able to purchase for your home decorating and collecting needs.
Interested in being a Vendor in the Juried Craft & Antique Market? - Click here for Home Craft & Antique Market application
CHRISTMAS AT JOANNA - Friday – Sunday, December 5 – 7, 2014
Daily 5 to 9 pm
Pine cones, white pine, bittersweet, holly, cranberry and popcorn chains, along with many other natural items drape the Joanna Furnace Stable from top to bottom to create a beautiful Victorian wonderland.
HAY CREEK APPLE FESTIVAL - Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2015
Saturday 7 am to 5 pm and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm
The event will be held rain or shine.
Free Admission / Parking Donation Requested
Everything about apples all day long. Hay Creek Apple Festival
It's the peak of apple harvesting time. During the beautiful fall season, the Hay Creek Apple Festival offers a wonderful day with some great family fun. All ages will enjoy the brisk fall air and savor the delicious array of homemade Hay Creek apple specialties. The Festival's home is Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10.
Everything About Apples All Day Long!
It's the peak of apple harvesting time. During this beautiful fall season, the Hay Creek Apple Festival offers a wonderful day with some great family fun. All ages will enjoy the brisk fall air and savor the delicious array of homemade Hay Creek apple specialties. The Festival's home is Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10. Parking is on site with a parking donation. Every imaginable apple food is available throughout the day. . . from fresh cider to fritters, pies, tarts and dumplings and so much more. And, you can start the day with an all-you-can-eat apple pancake breakfast, served from 7 am to 11 am. The apple cider press will be featured with continuous demonstrations and fresh apple cider for your purchase. Traditional apple foods like "Schnitz und Knepp" (apples, dumplings and ham) and apple butter are always a special treat; as well as Mabel's Kettle Soup, cooked to perfection over the open fire. Additional festive foods and beverages will be served. The Apple Dessert Contest is open to all those who love to bake. Click here for details. Bring your entries (pies, cakes breads & muffins and Heritage Recipes) to the Festival Food Court area between 8 am and 9 am. You can also purchase our Apple Recipe Booklet with the winning recipes from last year’s event.
Numerous family activities round out the festival. These family events include scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, early American games, hay and pony rides. The children will especially love a ride on the Apple Barrel Express. Visitors can also shop at the flea market area that offers over 100 vendors with crafts, flowers, fall items and an array of unexpected items for anyone's interest. Click here for Flea Market Vendor Details.
If inclement weather occurs, the event will extend into the next day.
PARKING AT THE APPLE FESTIVAL: Event parking is located on the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association grounds. We are located three miles north of Morgantown, PA on Route 10 at Historic Joanna Furnace. Access Furnace Road and let our volunteer parking crew help you park. Additional parking is also available along Furnace Road.