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Snitz Fest 2014
Saturday, October 4, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

“Snitz” in German literally means “slice.” For the Pennsylvania German immigrants who first settled in Lancaster County, “snitz” referred especially to sliced, dried apples.

Celebrate the beginnings of Lancaster County, over three hundred years ago! This popular annual Pennsylvania German festival—held on the grounds of the county’s oldest home—features great food, interpreters in traditional dress, hands-on activities and demonstrations of colonial-era arts, crafts and farm life: threshing, quilting, loom weaving, heckling flax, churning butter, cooking over a fire, and making shingles, shoes, candles and corn husk dolls.

Adults: $10
Children 7 - 12: $5
Children 6 and under: Free

No advance tickets required. For more information, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail .

Join us at the 1719 Hans Herr House for a day filled with hands-on activities:

  • Threshing
  • Laundry
  • Baking in an outdoor oven
  • Making corn husk dolls
  • Loom weaving
  • Decorative arts
  • Making shingles  
  • Making shoes
  • Cooking over a wood fire
  • Blacksmithing
  • Quilting
  • Candle Making   
  • Heckling Flax
  • Churning Butter
  • Making Sausage
Hans Herr House Museum
1849 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584
Phone: (717) 464-4438
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