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Heritage Days planned for first weekend in October

By Staff | Sep 24, 2013

Heritage Days will be held Oct. 5 and 6 behind Warrior Run High School.

TURBOTVILLE – The Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society announces its 32nd annual Heritage Days scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. The event will take place behind Warrior Run School in Turbotville.

According to Jane Koch, publicity chair for the event. “Everyone in your family will enjoy it. This festival is fully interactive, educational and one of the largest events of this type in central Pennsylvania. Not only will you see history come to life, you will also take part in it.”

Stroll among hundreds of period costumed crafters, tradesmen and demonstrators as they explain skills used in central Pennsylvania’s daily life from 1770 to 1850. Also enjoy wagon rides, music, crafts, and foods prepared on antique cook stoves as well as open hearths. See how early home builders used hand hewn logs and how they shear sheep for their wool.

The Battle of Fort Freeland is re-enacted each day at 1:00 p.m. Tour the historic 1835 Warrior Run Church and the 1829 Hower-Slote House. Walk among Civil War, Revolutionary War and Native American encampments. Hop on a horse drawn wagon ride from the Revolutionary Fort Freeland site to the Civil War era Warrior Run Church.

Enjoy tasting foods of the past while walking the grounds, and purchase homemade soups, BBQ, pies, funnel cakes and more for lunch and relax under the tent. The auction to benefit the educational apprentice program will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 6th. Visitors can also participate in the Warrior Run

Historic Mural with Jon Laidacker on the Fort Freeland grounds each day.

For more information go to www.freelandfarm.org or email info@freelandfarm.org or call 570-437-4048.

Free parking available and please no smoking or pets allowed on the property.