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.
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 area presents vintage working equipment, including a model steam blower engine and a display of pedal tractors. Hundreds of antique cars (must have antique tags), tractors, and hit n’ miss engines are on display and parade the festival grounds throughout the weekend. Plus see daily demonstrations of sawmilling, shingle milling, grain threshing and water ram pumps.
Attention Exhibitors and Antique Car Enthusiasts -- To receive a special festival pass email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you a special pre-registration card that will make entry at the festival gate easier. Note: This card is not required to attend our event.
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.
Marian Gehman, of “Marian and Friends” Returns For Two Weekend Performances
Performing at the Hay Creek Festival since 2003 Marian Gehman will once again bring her zany cast of characters to life with humorous stories and songs. Gehman has been recognized for her ventriloquist act internationally and has been entertaining crowds throughout the northeastern United States since 1976. Look for Marian to perform on stage Friday and Sunday. Other weekend performers include Randini the Remarkable, Cousin Jake, Phyllis Hummel and more.
Children 5 and
Click here to receive a discount admission coupon. Each coupon is good for two adults.
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 5th
Attention teachers and students, Friday, September 5th is Student Day at the Hay Creek Festival. Teachers be sure to plan your school trip now to the 2014 festival as all students are admitted free. Click here to download a Student Day Registration Form.
Check out our Festival Guide Map — 2014
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.
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.