The Springs Folk Festival will get your foot-a-tapping with continual music performances including country bluegrass, clogging and the lilting tones of Mennonite a Capella singers in the large music building. The 57th Festival will feature over 100 live demonstrations of days gone by.
Your appetite will be satisfied as you sample the PA Dutch foods. All items are meticulously prepared from the bean soup to the homemade pies. Signature items are the smoked sausage, Dutch fried potatoes, and dried corn as well as the pancake and sausage meal served all day, representative of the diet of early German and Swiss Amish and Mennonite settlers of the area.
View how apple butter is prepared as well as sample homemade bread baked in an outside bake oven, spread with a choice of homemade butter or locally made Beachy apple butter. A maple sugar camp guides you through the process of creating maple candies and syrup. Watch the making of sauerkraut, frying donuts and roasting peanuts.
Admission price includes demonstrations, music performances, museum tours and pageant. Parking is free. The Springs Folk Festival will be held Friday and Saturday October 3 and 4, 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. and is located on 1711 Springs Rd., Springs, PA 15562, 4 miles north of Grantsville, MD I-68 exit 19. For more information, go to the Folk Festival page on www.springspa.org.or call 814-442-4594.