8am-5pm. Annual Celebration of Early American Life at Historic Joanna Furnace. A one-of-a-kind historical adventure with Early American Crafts, Home Craft and Antique Market, Children’s Activities, Civil War Encampment, Antique Cars, Traditional Music and Great Food.
The Hay Creek Festival takes pride in offering authentic traditional crafts with daily demonstrations and interpretations. These 18th & 19th century crafts are some of the finest seen on the east coast. These period crafts include spinning, weaving, papermaking, broom making, glassblowing, tinsmithing, pottery making, and a one of a kind pit saw demonstration.
Visitors will also experience early American life as they tour the historic Joanna Furnace iron plantation and relive an iron-making community that is 200 years old. Guests will see a “Smithy” shape iron in the Blacksmith Shop, talk to the furnace moulder in the Casting House about making the Joanna 10-plate stoves, visit the storekeeper in the Office/Store Building to see the latest products offered for sale, and experience what life was like for the collier at the Charcoal Barn Museum. Hay Creek’s archaeologists will be unraveling the past at the Wheelwright Shop archaeological site. This year's event also includes a Civil War Encampment and a Home Craft & Antique Market.
Joanna Furnace is located 3 miles north of Morgantown, PA on Route 10. Parking is located on a large field along Route 10 just south of the festival grounds. Follow signs. Shuttle buses run 8am-6pm.