updated Aug. 22, 2014.
Some people know how to throw a party.
Find a nice, secluded spot in the woods. Feature non-stop live music with a great sound system. Add plenty of refreshments plus shows featuring expert archery lessons, tin-smithing, spinning wheels, and more local lore and crafts. And make it a family-friendly festival.
This is the 9th year for the Kinzua Heritage Festival on beautiful Fox Hill Road in Pine Grove Township, arguably one of the most attractive sections of the county. See map or you will never find it. The drive up Fox Hill is worth the trip alone.
The best of summer may be yet to come at the 9th Annual Kinzua Heritage Arts and Music Festival in Russell this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 22-24. Admission to the Fox Hill Road event is $5 per adult and kids under 11 get in free.
This year's 3-day festival features Native American, Bluegrass, and Folk Music, starting at 10 a.m. Friday. Attendees can view a private antique collection, watch historical re-enactments, and listen to Native American storytelling.
Among the artisans showing are blacksmiths, wood and leather crafters, potters, and quilters. A benefit auction will occur on Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 p.m. There is covered shelter in case of rain and parking is free.
Warren County has always been a popular place to make a home. Maybe that's why people have lived here for more than 12,000 years. The Kinzua Heritage Art and Music Festival harkens back to our early days through historical displays and re-enactments that tell us where we came from. And have a great time at summer's end.
The festival features genuine native american crafts and non-stop country and folk music that can be heard throughout the Fox Hill Road grounds thanks to a superb sound system.
Local visitors will enjoy getting in touch with our early American history and kids can talk to a tinsmith, blacksmith, even a professional trapper while enjoying a great variety of foods and refreshments in the shady and wooded location.
Seneca Nation crafts have found a home at the Kinzua Heritage Festival.
Tinsmith shows you how he does it
Revolutionary War muskets from the town of Kinzua, PA on display at last year's Kinzua Heritage Festival
Art of spinning kept alive for future generations.
One of a kind crafts available that you won't find anywhere else.
The Kinzua Heritage Festival is open from 10 to 7 Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, and and 11 to 5 on Sunday, August 24. An easy way to get there is to drive to Akeley then take Cable Hollow Road to Mill Road. Turn left on Fox Hill Road. It's on the other side of the hill. For detailed information, visit the Kinzua Heritage Arts and Music Festival web site at this link.
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