FESTIVAL - September 8 – 10, 2017. (rain or
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
Exciting activities for children of all ages. Consider archaeology
for kids with numerous “hands-on” opportunities. Historical
activities for young children include rubber stamp and rubbing
stations. Our archaeology activities have been voted “BEST ACTIVITY”
by parents and kids who have visited our festival
Mechanical Technology Exhibits
The Mechanical Technology Building at the festival features a line
shaft powered by a 40HP Case Power Unit with vintage equipment
including; a Post Drill, Drill Press, Profile (Copy) Machine, Wood
Lathe, Mortis Machine, Dove Tail Machine, Stone Mill, Corn Sheller
and a Wheel Hub Lathe. Check out all this old-time equipment running
at full speed.
Visitors will also see hundreds of antique cars, tractors,
and hit n’ miss engines on display and each afternoon you can “pull
up a straw bale” at the festival stage and watch the daily car and
tractor parades Plus as you stroll the Engine Area see a 19th
Century sawmill in operation, learn how grain was harvested and
“threshed” on the farm, and watch water being pumped by a vintage
Attention Exhibitors and Antique Car & Tractor
Enthusiasts -- To
pre-register your car, tractor, motorcycle, and engine display click
this link. Feel free to upload a small bio about your exhibit and
attach a picture or two of what you will be bringing to our event.
Note: registration is not required to bring your exhibit to our
The Hay Creek Festival is known for its delicious
homemade foods. We offer everything from Mabel’s kettle soups,
Schnitz Un Knepp (Apples & Ham), Ice Cream Floats, Apple Butter,
Mint Tea, and Hamburgers & Hot Dogs. Here is a complete listing
Visitors can start their day at the Hay Creek Festival with
an Ironmaster’s Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. This “rise and
shine” breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday morning from 7 to 10
am in the Joanna Furnace Mule Stable.
Please note: Food Tickets are needed to
purchase food items. Ticket booths are placed conveniently
throughout the festival grounds and can be redeemed prior to leaving
The Hay Creek Festival offers a wide array of family
entertainment throughout the entire weekend. Irish, folk, and
traditional musicians perform on Bulls Stage as well as magicians,
jugglers and puppeteers will entertain young and old alike. Stay
tuned as this year’s entertainment list will soon be posted.
Children 5 and under: FREE
To receive a discount on festival admission click here
Attractions 8 am to 5 pm daily
FREE Shuttle Busses Run 8 am to 6 pm
The festival is held rain or shine.
FREE Parking is available to all festival visitors. Parking is
located on a large field along Route 10 just south of the festival
grounds. Follow signs. Visitors will ride our Free bus service to
and from the festival ground.
For your safety and by order of the local police we ask that
you do not park along Route 10.
Handicap Parking – Located on the festival grounds. Follow
signs posted on Rt. 10, exit at Furnace Rd.
Visitors will be allowed to drive on-site to pickup large
purchase items. Be sure to ask the vendor where you buy your large
articles for a temporary on-site parking pass.
Hay Creek Festival Parking GPS Directions:
740 Harmony Road, Morgantown PA 19543
Student Day – Friday September 9th
Attention teachers and students, Friday, September 9th is Student Day at the Hay Creek Festival. Teachers, be sure to plan your school trip now to the 2016 festival as our heritage event offers many hands-on activities for students including papermaking, candle dipping, woodworking, early American games, civil war encampment activities, and our ever popular archaeological adventure activities. For more information about the Student Day activities or to receive a registration form please email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a 2016 Festival Student Day Registration Form.
Click here to download Student Day overview information.
Check out our Festival Guide Map — 2016
Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American
Express) are accepted at the Festival Admission Gate, Ticket Booth
(next to Funnel Cake Stand), and at the Association Merchandise
First Aid Station is available. Located near Bull’s Stage.
Baby Care Station - where you care for your baby. Located
near Bull's Stage.
Please note: We are a family friendly event
and ask visitors to refrain from profane language and any
Pets are not permitted at our festival.
Due to our jurying policy vendors cannot be accepted to our
festival within thirty days of our festival.