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Zwanzigstein Fest

Croghan, NY- The Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association is sponsoring its 28th annual Zwanzigstein Fest on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm at 8778 Erie Canal Road (one half mile north of Kirschnerville) outside Croghan, NY. This year’s theme is “BE LIKE LIVING STONES” You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house. 1 Peter 2:5

The Zwanzigstein Fest will feature a number of demonstrations, bread and cookie making, chair caning, corn shelling, hayfork, comforter tying, woodworking, artist, barn loom, stocking machine, etc. Demonstrations/features include blacksmithing, soap making, horse plowing, antique tractors, barn quilts, “Be Like Living Stones” conversations, etc. Activities for children include horse/wagon rides, games, painting, butter churning, popcorn, taffy pull, petting zoo, etc. You can join in on the hymn singing and also hear varied music groups (Jew’s harp/fiddle, Adirondack Community Chorus, Down Home, Friends of God, etc.) starting at 11 a.m. On Sunday, July 8, the public is invited to a cappella hymn sing under the canopy at 7 p.m.

The Fest will offer a variety of food booths and displays on the farm premise plus tour the house and archival area. The house will display a number of wedding dresses and other marriage artifacts. Other sites will include baked goods, market place, antiques, silent auction, Martin’s Pretzels, Moser’s Maple, honey, wooden bowls, etc.

The Zwanzigstein Fest is the main fundraising event each year, and the proceeds go toward the maintenance of the premise and property expenses. The admission fee is $5 for adults with free parking and FREE ADMISSION for all persons age 18 and under. Valet service will be available for the handicapped and elderly.

The Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm is a historical farm, recognized by the National and State Registries of Historic Places, built by the Moser brothers who settled in Lewis County in the 1830s.Today the farm is run as a historical learning center dedicated to the preservation of Mennonite faith and culture and the way of life of Lewis County farmers. For more information, please visit www.mennoniteheritagefarm.com or call 315-346-1122.

The Heritage Farm is open for visitors throughout July and August on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other hours may be made by appointments for June through October. You may call 315-346-1122 or e-mail info@mennoniteheritagefarm.com.


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