The heritage and beauty of Pennsylvania crafts will be on display at the 33rd annual Pocono State Craft Festival on the weekend of Aug. 24 and 25 at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg.
Since the first festival in 1986, the Pocono State Craft Festival has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the United States. Patrons will find handcrafted pottery, jewelry, metal, stained glass, wood, baskets, leather, folk art, fine art, photography, soap, gourmet foods, and art-to-wear. Artisans will travel 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. All artisans will be available to discuss their individual work and offer their work for sale.
Quiet Valley's farm buildings, animals, and gardens will give visitors insight into life on a 19th-century Pennsylvania German farm. The Lost Ramblers band will perform on Saturday, and Doug Smith’s Dixieland group on Sunday. A variety of festival foods and baked goods from Quiet Valley will be available. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, rain or shine. Admission is $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under.
Quiet Valley is a working farm and no pets and no 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 ADA compliant. However, many folks using wheel chairs and walkers enjoy the festival.
The event is co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. For directions and a $1 off coupon, visit poconocrafts.com or call 570-476-4460.
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. For further information, visit poconoarts.org, email email@example.com, or call 570-476-4460.