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Monday, August 29, 2011

Kinzua Heritage Arts & Music Festival Weekend

We revisited the 1700's & 1800's this weekend....

I still say that I was born way too late, I could get lost in this

 Encampments, Artisians, Bluegrass & Native American Music and Dance
Storytelling, and the list goes on & on

Hop in the old fashion time machine....I'll take you back

Just some of the trades
Quilters, Spinners, Hewers, Chair Canner, Potter, Flutemaker, Leather Tooler, Glass Blower
Bow Maker, Forger, Beaders, Schrimshaw Artist

Hand spun & dyed Wool
been spinning since 1975
all natural dyes - no chemicals - gotta love that!

Alan Eaton - glass blower
Chicago, IL

Log Hewers


Scrimshaw Artist/Gunsmith (seated)
Tim Ferrie

Confederate Civil War Soldiers

Hands on Fun

Too Funny
Maygan says while playing the washboards
"Mom, I've always wanted washboard abs"

My small treasures

Next year, we will be participating in this festival.  Camped out, selling our wares and demonstating
Boy, I can't wait until next August!

Festival Website


  1. Loved the photos! Can't wait to see what you have planned for next year! Have a great week!

  2. Looks like a great weekend. It's so awesome that people still dedicate themselves to traditional crafts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend~ looks like so much fun!!! Girl you do the funniest things!!!
    thanks for sharing~

  4. Traci~ I meant fun~est not funniest~then I couldn't fix it after I hit it~Giggles~

  5. Looks so interesting! I bet your excited to join in next year.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend! Wow - I'm just fascinated by those dying crafts and old ways....I'll be looking forward to your participation next year too - can't wait to see what you all come up with! Great photo of you and Maygan playing drums....And LOVE Maygan's "washboard abs!" Too funny...I want some too! Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. I'm right there with you! Wouldn't it be fun if we could go back in time and visit!

  8. That's the way they survived in the olden days, and still could today if we had to. How exciting that you'll be participating next year. It's great that the young ones get an opportunity to learn about all the trades.

  9. Looks like a great weekend. I love to go watch reenactments. Can really get caught up in the moment. Looks like there was a lot of period crafts there. So interesting. Can't wait to see you there next year. Have a great week.

  10. Hi Traci~

    Looks like a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I'm sure you had a lovely time.



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