Zwanzigstein Fest

The purpose of the Zwanzigstein Fest is to preserve, celebrate, and accurately portray our religious and cultural heritage in Lewis County. Since 1991 the Heritage Farm has provided the site for visitors to learn about our Anabaptist faith legacy and rural life of years past through stories, exhibits, tours, demonstrations, and fundraising venues such as foods and crafts.

Location: 8778 Erie Canal Road, Croghan, NY 13327

Contact Information:

Rosanna M. Moser | Director of Operations/Curator |

The Zwanzigstein Fest will feature making cider and pottery and a demo on bobbin lacing.

Other demonstrations include basket making, chair caning, corn shelling, hayfork, comforter tying, artist, woodworking, barn loom, spinning, sauerkraut, Moser/Moshier story telling, and activities for the children, etc.

There will be a variety of food booths, baked goods, market place, antique booth, and silent auction.

A ONE-DAY sale at the farm in celebration of 30 years is a special on the following books at $30 each: “Strangers and Pilgrims – History of Lewis County Mennonites” by Arlene Yousey and “Jacob and Catherine Zehr Roggie Genealogy and History” by Arletha Zehr Bender Yoder.

In addition, the DVD “Simple Servants – The Story of the Lewis County Mennonites” will be $15 (originally $21.95). Package deals (2) include $40 for Arlene Yousey’s book and the DVD OR the two historical books and DVD for $60. The Mennonite Heritage Farm has a gravel parking lot to be used for the first time this year.

Admission fee this year is on a donation basis.

This event was rescheduled from the 2021 September 4th Zwanzigstein Fest.


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