The Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, will host its annual Fall Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.
This year’s festival will feature more than two dozen different demonstrations of historic skills and trades. Past demonstrations will return, joined this year by millwrights, a cooper, a shoemaker and a bloomery iron furnace. There will also be music by the Colonial Revelers, colonial dancing lessons and performances by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre. Other activities include pumpkin painting and hayrides.
Visitors can shop in the festival’s Colonial Market for handmade soaps, colonial games, pumpkins and cornmeal ground in the site’s 1704 grist mill. Traditionally-made pretzels, baked in the on-site bake oven, will be available for purchase. A food truck will offer food for sale throughout the day, as well. For adult guests, the festival will feature a Colonial Tavern from 1 to 3 p.m., where the Twin Lakes Brewing Co. will be on hand to sell beer.
Admission is free; parking is $5 per car. Shuttle buses between the parking area and the festival site will run every 15 minutes throughout the event. Additional costs apply for hayrides and pumpkin painting. Visitors must be 21 or older to drink in the tavern.
For more, visit newlingristmill.org or call 610-459-2359.