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Creative process comes to life at Pocono State Craft Festival

Quiet Valley Historical Farm is setting for a day of crafts demonstrations, music, and family fun




  • Take a wagon ride over a covered bridge at the Pocono Crafts Festival (Photo provided)




  • Jef Waterhouse from Battledore Glassworks brings authentic hand crafted blown glass to the festival. (Facebook photo)




  • Rusty Old Man creates metal art from recycled and reclaimed materials, from horseshoes, old car and motorcycle parts, to farm items and tools. (Facebook photo)




  • Carol’s Scents N’ Soaps are made in her studio using only the finest ingredients. (Facebook photo)




  • Larry Morgan joins festival with custom turned pens, both fountain and rollerball/ballpoint pens, produced in a variety of materials. Morgan also makes custom salt and pepper mills, bottle stoppers, and baby rattles. (Facebook photo)




— Some to the finest artists and craftspeople in the region are bringing their traditional and contemporary handmade items to the Pocono State Craft Festival, to be held Aug. 25 and 26 at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg.

Since the first festival in 1986, the festival has celebrated the heritage, beauty, and quality of Pennsylvania crafts. Patrons will find pottery, jewelry, metal, stained glass, wood, baskets, leather, folk art, fine art, photography, soap, gourmet foods, and art-to-wear.

Crafters will travel to the festival from all parts of Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Live demonstrations will bring the creative process to life, from raw material to finished product. Artists will discuss their process and offer their crafts for sale.

Festivalgoers will also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and history of the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. The farm buildings, animals, and gardens will be open to give visitors a taste of life on a 19th-century Pennsylvania German farm.

There will be live music from the Lost Ramblers on Saturday and a musical performance by the Music Theater Organization of East Stroudsburg University on Sunday, plus a variety of festival foods and baked goods from Quiet Valley. The entire family will enjoy a day in the country, strolling through the colorful tents and grounds at the farm.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Admission is $6 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Quiet Valley is a working farm. and no pets or smoking will be permitted on the property. Since the festival is located on a historical working farm with grass and gravel driveways, it is not fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, many folks using wheel chairs and walkers enjoy the festival.

For directions and a $1 off coupon, visit poconocrafts.com or call 570-476-4460.

The event is co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

The Pocono Arts Council is a local arts service organization serving Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties. The mission of the council is to build the community artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service and education — its motto is “Culture Builds Community.”

For further information, visit poconoarts.org, email info@poconoarts.org, or call 570-476-4460.






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