Bring your friends and family to the Springs Historical Society grounds this summer and fall – just three miles north of Grantsville, MD in Amish country. The Springs Farmers’ Market offers great shopping adventures every Saturday – fresh produce and flowers, local baked goods, giant flea market as well as beautiful crafts and antiques, 8:00 am – 1:00. Also take a walk back in time in the Springs Museum – a two-story treasure trove depicting how the early Casselman Valley settlers worked and played including an early store, school, church, kitchen and much more. Hours of the Museum are Wed. – Fri. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. You can also browse and purchase genealogical/historical journals at the museum – over 58 years in print.
April through October, monthly public programs, free and open to the public, will be presenting various topics of interest – music, nature, maple industry, even songs and stories of American hobos – check the web site for program schedule. New this year on Saturday June 1, 9:30 a.m. a guided nature trail will be available along the Alta Schrock Nature Trail, an easy 4/10 mile walk in the woods adjacent to the Farmers’ Market grounds – call for reservations – rain date June 8. Following the walk there will be a plant presentation in the Folk Meeting House at 11:00 a.m.
A classic car show will be held on Saturday morning August 10 adjacent to the Folk Meeting House along Springs Road. Bring your vehicle or enjoy the display while you attend the Farmers’ Market.
End the season with the grand finale – the 62nd annual Springs Folk Festival on Friday and Saturday October 4 & 5, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm both days. Over 100 skilled craftsmen and vendors will re-enact the skills of our forefathers and offer beautiful craft items for you to take home and share as unique gifts for family and friends. Enjoy two full days of bluegrass and gospel music with performances in a large music building as well as on stage along the woods trail. Operating old farm equipment will demonstrate life on the farm. PA Dutch foods including sausage dinners served in the dining room and cafeteria, homemade donuts, bread made in an outdoor oven and much more will be available at booths scattered along the way.
Go to www.springspa.org for more information and photos, Facebook or call 814-442-4594, all located 1711 Springs Rd., Springs, PA 15562.