Poole Forge Day

Come join us for a day of family activities. At our picnic pavilion, we begin the day with arts and crafts for children, along with the wildlife display of local mammals and reptiles. We also have a program with live raptors where children can observe and learn up close about the behavior and characteristics of various raptors. The day long, multi- field Amish youth volleyball tournament begins and Penn’s Woods Puppet Theater presents 4 shows throughout the course of the day. A Conestoga and Gruber Wagon are on display with historical lectures and presentations on the lime kiln. Antique brass cars are also on display and parade through the park at noon. Local art, historical and native American craft vendors have demonstrations and goods for purchase. The Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild are also demonstrating throughout the day as well as long arm rifles, local traditional blacksmiths and beekeepers. Colonial Amity Dancers will be performing in the afternoon. There is an extensive silent auction, ending at 1:00 with goods and certificates donated by our local businesses and our Annual Poole Forge quilt up for raffle. The afternoon brings the ever popular Turtle Race in the Conestoga Creek and the day concludes with a fiercely competitive Fireman’s Tug of War. New this year, we will have children’s pony rides and we continue with the pony cart and pet parade. The Ironmaster’s mansion is open for tours with local artisans inside and live music throughout the day on the porch. The Caernarvon Ladies Auxiliary, Hen House Grilling and Lickity Split all have a great selection of food, beverages and ice-cream for sale. This a free event for the community, with entrainment for both children and adults.

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