Maize and Snitz FestSaturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2017 Maize and Snitz Fest
October 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Maize” is the variety of corn grown by the indigenous Native Americans in Lancaster. “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 both cultures with the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.
This popular annual 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.
Children 7 – 12: $6
Children 6 and under: Free
No advance tickets required. For more information, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.