History-Filled Hay Creek Festival Runs to Sunday (Video)

MORGANTOWN PA – Sunny skies, a light breeze, and upbeat music created perfect conditions Friday (Sept. 10, 2021) to open the weekend-long Hay Creek Festival. The entertaining event observes its 45th anniversary this year, and continues through Sunday (Sept. 12). It’s only a 21-mile drive southwest of Sanatoga.

The festival demonstrates, and brings to life, the skills and conditions needed to survive in 18th Century America. The festival’s sights, sounds, and activities can keep a family happily occupied for hours. Admission costs $10 for adults and $2 for children age 6-12; younger than 5 are free.

Guests can see or participate in displays of early American crafts and trades, including furniture making, or creating household products like brooms. The mechanically minded will enjoy a grove filled with antique engines, tractors, and cars, a working sawmill, threshing and a shingle mill.

Hands-on activities for children include making braids, dipping candles, and even performing household chores like pumping water from the well.

Joanna Furnace is located three miles north of Morgantown on Route 10; follow signs to the free parking area.

Videography by Debbie Zlomek for The Posts