Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates their 41stAnnual Harvest Festival on October 10th and 11th, 2015. This year’s theme is “Green is our Valley – Homesteading.” Many families in the United States are becoming interested in doing more for themselves. They are learning about everything from raising chickens in their backyard to tapping maple trees to make their own syrup. Everyone is interested in buying local produce or growing it on their own. Solar energy, windmills and other energy saving methods are topics of interest. People are having bee hives or using cloth napkins, dehydrating their own fruit or making a compost pile. It all sounds like the Quiet Valley way of doing things. Thinking green, being green, keeps it green. We hope with this year’s theme visitors will learn something they can take home and use that will make them a little more self-sufficient and our world a brighter shade of green.
In addition to demonstrations and displays dealing with the theme, there will be plenty of traditional skills and heritage crafts demonstrated such as spinning, weaving, broom making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making, candle making. There will also be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, one room schoolhouse presentation, outdoor brick bake oven and much more.
The New Jersey Frontier Guard will portray French and Indian War soldiers trekking through the farm.
The Civil War Encampment is always a favorite at Harvest Festival. The 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. G Re-enactors will portray the drill and everyday life of soldiers in the 19th century giving visitors a special glimpse into local history.
DETAILS – Harvest Festival offers visitors of all ages two days of old-fashion fun. All funds raised will help support the mission of our nonprofit educational organization. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is located 3 miles south of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania off of Business Route 209. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 101th and 11th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Demonstrations are under tents. Admission is adults $10.00 & ages 3 – 12 $5.00. No pets and no smoking please. The Harvest Festival schedule is subject to change.
For more information: 570-992-6161, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.quietvalley.org