We offer live entertainment, crafts and attractions, hoping to catch the interest of festival go-ers of any age. This year we welcome nearly 100 crafters and attractions, many demonstrating their skills while you shop. For a full list of this year's crafters & attractions, check out the PDF below, but here's a few  to get you excited!:  

  • Panning for Minerals and a Trackless Train
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Clown Shows
  • Chainsaw Sculpting
  • Blacksmithing
  • Basket Weaving
  • Tin Work/Bobbin Lacing
  • Rope Making
  • Wood Turning
  • Chair Canning
  • Old-Fashioned Thread Spinning


For a list of Live Entertainment, please check the Schedule of Events Tab at the top of the screen. 

2021 Crafts & Attractions
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Like food is the heart of any family gathering, our community comes together each year to prepare and sell the food products offered at the Festival. To get your mouth watering, here are a few fan favorites; we hope you will come check out what else we have to offer!: 


  • Homemade Apple Crisp
  • Homemade Apple Butter
  • Hand-Dippled Candied/Caramel Apples
  • Brick Oven Baked Bread
  • Fresh Ground Cornmeal
  • Slow Cooked Bean Soup
  • Fire Roasted Chicken
  • Fresh Cut French Fries
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Fresh Bagged Apples
  • Chilled or Warm Apple Cider
  • Hot Sausage, Keilbasa, Pierogies, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers


New this year we will be offering warm Cinnamon Spice Donuts! 

Recommended Cornmeal Recipes: 

Cornmeal Recipes.pdf
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