Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Apple Days Demonstrations

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Don't miss out on these exciting demonstrations at our festival!

Purchase Festival Admission Here

NEW! Chainsaw Carving

Presented by Todd Gladfelter below the Johnson Barn Paddock

Be amazed by this daring craft and watch as Todd turns a plain log of wood into a work of art!

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Live Animal Presentations

Presented by the Wildlands Conservancy

Nature is amazing! Meet the wild animals that live locally in our area and learn about their habits and how they survive.

Saturday at 3:15PM on the Community Stage

Colonial Cooking

in the Summer Kitchen Presented by HBMS Foodways volunteers.

Discover colonial recipes from the 1700s and learn how the early Moravians made various dishes and sweets with apples!

Apple Puree, Applesauce, Apples in Folded Pastry, Sweet Apples, Fried Apples, Apple Tart, and Apple Sausage.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Kraussdale Farms Alpacas

Meet the friendly alpacas from Kraussdale farms and discover how soft and luxurious alpaca wool can be! Watch live spinning demonstrations and learn how the wool is collected and turned into products like mittens, hats, scarves, and socks!

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Photo by Scott Piccotti

Mosaics Crafting
in the Kids Club Tent

Presented by Kim Hogan from the Banana Factory.

Discover the art of mosaics! Kim demonstrates the techniques for making these beautiful pieces.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Culinary Demonstrations

in the Culinary Tent
Presented by local businesses and professionals.

Stop by the Culinary Tent for delicious food and drink demos throughout the weekend!


  • 10:30AM - Back Yard Farmer with Amy Wood
  • 11:45AM - Air-fried apple slices with William Sonoma
  • 1:00PM - Adult Culinary Contest
  • 2:15PM - Colonial Shake'N'Make Butter


Cider Press Demonstrations

Across from the Corn Crib Store by the Orchard

Discover the old-fashioned way of making apple cider. Take your turn learning to operate this authentic cider press!

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

Photo by Scott Piccotti

Chair Caning

Presented by Rolan Barrall in the Vendor tent area.

Watch this skilled craftsman demonstrate this age-old skill of creating these iconic woven chairs.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day

High Horse-Powered Wheel

in the Johnson Barn, lower level

Experience one of the only remaining working high horsepower wheels in the US! With this ingenious machine one horse could do the work of fifteen men. The restored High Horse-Powered wheel is now a teaching tool used to demonstrate historic agricultural production practices.

Saturday: Throughout the day

Sunday: Throughout the day


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