HAY CREEK FESTIVAL - September 8 – 10, 2017. (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

Children’s Hands-On Activities
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 water ram.

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 festival.

Festival Food

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 of our festival menu.

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 event.

Festival Entertainment

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.

Event Information

Adults: $10.00
Children(6-12): $2.00
Children 5 and under: FREE

To receive a discount on festival admission click here

Festival Time:
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:education@haycreek.org.

Click here to download a 2016 Festival Student Day Registration Form.
Click here to download Student Day overview information.

General 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 Booth.

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 inappropriate behavior.

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.