McConnells Mill 19th Annual Heritage Festival - September 24th & 25th, 2011
by Natalie Simon
The 19th annual McConnells Mill Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25. The state park is located off U.S. 422 in the Portersville, PA, area, just down the road from Moraine State Park.
The festival celebrates the operational time period of the historical gristmill—from 1852 to 1928, and costumed vendors will display crafts inspired by this time. Bluegrass music and free tours of the mill will be offered. The historic gristmill is full of the fascinating machinery that ground the grain for the community surrounding Slippery Rock Gorge. A civil war encampment brings history to life, and artisans & craftsmen will demonstrate their skills throughout the festival.
The Portersville-Prospect Rotary Club, aided by several local businesses and non-profit organizations, sponsors the Festival. Admission and parking are free. For more information contact McConnells Mill State Park at 724 368-3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.