Zwanzigstein Fest returns to Mennonite Heritage Farm

PHOTO PROVIDEDThe 29th annual Zwanzigstein Fest will be held July 6 at the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm at 8778 Erie Canal Road, Croghan.

CROGHAN — The Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association is sponsoring its 29th annual Zwanzigstein Fest — rain or shine — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm, 8778 Erie Canal Road.

This year’s theme is “A Goodly Heritage” Psalm 16:6 “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”

The festival gives people an opportunity to try their hands at age-old practices using traditional methods like chair caning, basket weaving, woodworking, blacksmithing, looming and spinning, among others.

New this year is sauerkraut making, soap making and willow weaving.

Children will have the chance to make butter and bake cookies and breads. Horse-drawn wagon rides and hymn sing-a-longs are open to all.

Music groups performing at the event beginning at 11 a.m. include Jaw’s Harp, the Adirondack Community Chorus, Down Home and Friends of God.

The day will include food booths, displays and tours, a silent auction, baked goods and locally produced items like maple syrup and honey.

The admission fee is $5 for adults, with free parking, and free admission for those ages 18 and younger. Valet service will be available for the handicapped and elderly.

Proceeds from the Zwanzigstein Fest go toward the maintenance of the premises and property expenses, according to the event’s news release.

The historical Heritage Farm, built by the Moser brothers in the 1830s and dedicated to the preservation of Mennonite culture and faith, is on the national and state Registries of Historic Places.

For more information, call 315-376-7822.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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