December 2 and 3, 2017
Saturday 9:30 to 4, Sunday Noon to 4
A Three Stop Self Guided Tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Traditions
The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
Sales of local artwork and crafts. Be sure to see their ever evolving Putz.
The Mennonite Heritage Center
Special holiday exhibits and Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art sale from the finest traditional craftsmen.
The Goschenhoppen Historians
Displays and tree decorations this year will represent our Textile demonstrations at the Folk Festival. We will also honor the National Park Service and our local stream and woodland wild life.
The Moravian Putz is at the top of the stairs and the stage is filled with Matt Roan’s standard gauge trains and village.
On Saturday young musicians will play the grand piano and on Sunday visitors will be entertain by Festival fiddlers.
Country Store Museum – Belsnickle
Traditional 19th century decorations festoon the Country Store. Tradition has it that the storekeeper gives a free orange to each good child who visits the Store….Or is it the Belsnickle?? You’ll have to come and see!!! The Folk Life Museum has special seasonal displays and docents will be ready to answer visitor’s questions about all the exhibits.
Gifts to Give or Keep for Yourself
Beautiful handcrafted items are for sale. New craftspeople have joined our regulars this year and the selection of gift items must really be seen to be appreciated. We have several tables of vintage, collectible Christmas ornaments, decorations, and toys, vintage books and postcards as well as own Goschenhoppen books and cards. All of the items make wonderful gifts for the season to either give or keep for yourself.
Huge Bake Sale
Never to be missed is the Bake Sale and Kum Esse in the basement boardroom. Our membership does us proud every year with the variety and quality of cookies, pies, cakes, breads, chow chow, pickles, jams, jellies and candy. The Antes House mascot George the Grun Sow will be on display with his own sand tart cookie children.
The Peanut Roaster will be roasting fresh peanuts and chestnuts.
The Huckster will have fresh greens for sale either already be-ribbon or in loose bundles for you to make your own decorations.
Make sure to stop in to Reed’s Barber Shop next door to the Country Store.
Red Men’s Hall
Green Lane, Pennsylvania