The 51st Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival

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2017 Festival Theme: Handwarricks Gscharr (Tools of the Trade)

Hackles to rermove impurities from the flax that becomes linen.

Schnitzelbanks and draw knives used by woodworkers.

A wheelwrights traveler.

A housewife's crocks.

A turner's foot pedal lathe.

Discover the various Tools of the Trade and how they were utilized by the Pennsylvania Germans during the 18th and 19th Century at the 51st Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival.

Experience Yesterday Today!

Experience authentic PA German folklife of the 18th and 19th centuries

Many costumed craftsmen teach the vanishing secrets of their arts, including rope making, wheelwright, tinsmith, blacksmith, cooper, gardener, seamstress, needleworker, hearth cooks, and more

Visit friendly farm animals and ride in a horse drawn wagon

Try traditional tasty refreshments: sausage sandwiches, fastnachts, shoofly pie, peaches & ice cream,

and homemade root beer, just to name a few

Listen to an entertaining and varied stage program, which may include folklife presentations,

PA Dutch dialect singing, and a daily band concert

Tour the Antes House, a National Historic Landmark, restored, owned, and operated by the Goschenhoppen Historians, the first floor will be open during Festival hours