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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Travel Back to the 18th Century

Have you ever wondered what daily life was like during Colonial America? In this time of economic uncertainty, do you sometimes long for the 'simple life' when everything was handmade in America and lasted for many years? 
This year's Penn's Colony Festival is designed to encourage visitors and enthusiasts to participate in a 'Living History Challenge' before and during the Festival which will be held on September 17 and 18 and again on September 24 and 25 in Saxonburg, Butler County.
Each year, Penn's Colony Festival features artists and musical entertainment reminiscent of the historic time period of the French and Indian War. Celebrating its 28th year and set on 12 easy walking, tree shaded acres, Penn's Colony brings history to life.  
Through arts and crafts, entertainment, family activities such as games and pony rides, and more, Penn's Colony has something for everyone.  The marketplace features 150 exhibits from juried artisans offering quality, handmade in America crafts, jewelry, food, furniture and functional items from their shops nestled along the village streets.  
"This is not just another craft show," says founder Beth Rush.  "This is an opportunity to travel back to the days when people made things that lasted.  You can see and feel the passion in the work of these artisans.  You can talk with them and ask them why they do what they do.  They'll be glad to share their stories of how they made the decision to act on their passions to create and preserve the handmade-in-America arts."
Penn's Colony is located on Saxonburg Boulevard, just off Route 228 East, outside Saxonburg in Butler County.  For directions and other details, visit www.pennscolony.com or call 724-352-9922.
For more information about top events in Pennsylvania take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Pennsylvania