FESTIVAL - September 9 – 11, 2016. (rain or
Attractions 8 am to 5 pm daily. Free shuttle busses run
continuously to and from the event.
Early American Crafts & Historic Joanna
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
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
HAY CREEK APPLE
FESTIVAL - Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016
Saturday 7 am to 5 pm and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm
The event will be held rain or shine.
Free Admission / Parking
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
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
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.
AT JOANNA -Friday – Sunday, December 2 – 4, 2016
Friday – 5 to 9 pm and Saturday & Sunday – 4 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