Friendship Hill playing host to Festifall today
Festifall 2003 is being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Friendship Hill National Historic Site.
Sponsored by the Friendship Hill Association, with the help of park rangers, Festifall features everything from historic re-enactments to pie-eating contests.
A “Cultures in Conflict” program, complete with a musket demonstration, is scheduled for noon, 1:30 and 4 p.m., according to a park service brochure.
Dr. Balasar and his Miracle Medicine will appear at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
The pie-eating contest for children ages 4 to 12 is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., but it is limited to the first 48 participants.
Craft demonstrations are also scheduled, including blacksmith work, braiding rugs, candle making, creating cornhusk dolls, jewelry making, quilting, spinning and weaving, and tatting.
Demonstrations with a historic theme will also be given, such as printing and surveying.
Food such as apple butter, bean soup and corn bread will also be offered, much of it fresh from the kettle.
There will also be a music program, including a wandering minstrel.
The Friendship Hill Association is selling limited edition watercolors of the historic estate by local artist Rose Blout.
Friendship Hill is located along Route 166 near Point Marion.