Craft fair to be held at Quiet Valley farm

Hands-on demonstrations throughout the event of 19th century life

  • Karen Wood on Heritage Craft Day (Photo provided)

— Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will feature the 12th annual Heritage Craft Day on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Demonstrators will show traditional heritage craft skills of the 1800s throughout the day.

There will be hands-on opportunities for visitors who wish to try out some of these crafts for themselves. There is a special children’s make and take craft area.

Demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, wheat weaving, bobbin lace, horn work, pottery and paper crafts will take place.

The purpose of Heritage Craft Day is to provide a greater awareness of these historic folk crafts that were essential to everyday living in previous generations.

This is a wonderful chance for individuals, families and children to explore the exciting world of traditional crafts. The crafters are under tents in case of rain. The schedule is subject to change.

Heritage Craft Day, a part of Quiet Valley’s summer “Art from the Heart” series, is supported in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.

Heritage Craft Day is included in the regular admission price of $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 – 12 and children two and under are free.

Farm tours are available throughout the day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bake oven will be in operation. There will also be wagon rides for a small fee, weather permitting.

Farm and event are open rain or shine.

Arrive by 2:15 to see all parts of the farm tour.

All funds raised go to support Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, a non-profit, educational corporation. Quiet Valley is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of rural life of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The historic farm museum is open to the general public from the third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday, closed Mondays except Labor Day. Also, open select Spring and Fall Saturdays; Major fund-raising events are held in May, October and December.

Tours for schools and groups are by reservation.

For information or call the farm at 570-992-6161.

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