Maize & Snitz Market Fair

Event Details

Oct 02

Immerse yourself in the cultures of early European and Indigenous people of Lancaster County on Saturday, October 2, from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy a crisp autumn day on the historic grounds of the 1719 Herr House & Museum.

New this year is a market fair featuring gifted artisans who specialize in 18th-century trades.

Professional tradespeople will demonstrate embroidery, tape weaving, baking, hearth cooking, Native American foods, and fingerweaving.

Shop for hand-crafted items such as redware pottery, hand-dyed wool yarn, hand-turned wooden implements, wrought iron, bobbin lace, and 18th-century paper goods.

Featured speakers are Drew Shuptar-Rayvis and Mark A. Turdo.

Shuptar-Rayvis, with a diverse European and Indigenous ancestry, honors his legacy as a living historian. He has studied and become proficient in the reading of Wampum. His program explores the relationships between early European immigrants and Indigenous peoples.

A historian and museum curator, Turdo has been researching early American cider making for the past twenty years. He will discuss the history of the alcoholic beverage and his experiments in recreating 18-century recipes.

Christian Herr had an orchard and produced sweet and hard cider, as well as applejack.

The event is rain or shine.

Maize & Snitz Market Fair

LOCATION: 1719 Herr House & Museum

ADDRESS: 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584

  • CONTACT: (717) 393-9745
  • COST: $10 for adults, $7 for children, and complimentary for children 6 and under.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM