2012 Fort Freeland Heritage Days

This year we took some of our goats and chickens and turkeys over to Heritage Days.  Matt is looking into building pens with informative signs about the livestock in this time frame, as an Eagle scout project.

Of the many heritage festivals in eastern Pa, it's hard to beat Fort Freelands, and it is located practically in our backyard.  It is also one of the cheapest - you pay $6 to get in, and all of the activities, tastings, even the horse drawn wagon ride over to the church, are free!

 Scratching eggs - children were able to do their own eggs.

The rag man travels throughout the festival telling stories.

 When you arrive at Heritage Days, they give you a spoon with your admission.  Many of the stands have free tastings.  Everything from popcorn to coleslaw, to three sisters stew, and if you are of age, wine tasting.  

 The wheelwright demonstration
 There are musicians throughout the festival as well.
 Water boys deliver water to the various stands throughout the day.

one of the horsedrawn wagons that took visitors from the Fort Freeland house and barn over to the Historic Warrior Run church, where the Civil War Encampment was located.

a great youtube video about the history of Fort Freeland