Saturday, September 26, 2015

Deutsch Country Days

One of our favorite events is visiting the annual Deutsch Days or German Living Historic Festival in Marthasville, MO at the Luxenhaus Farm.  This is a historic preservation projects This opens only one weekend each year and volunteers work exhibits, clubs and non profits offer good eats, exhibitors show off their talents and sell their wares plus at times it is a hand on event, especially for the kids.

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This year it is October 17 and 18th.

We usually come home full after eating the treats exhibitors offer for sale and having lunch from one of the food vendors.  There are crafts to purchase or lots of food and cookbooks at the general store. 

It's a good hike for the kids too!  I usually do not try to walk to the top, although there usually is a wagon or something that you can ride up in.  Here, at the top, is the trapper and trader section, knife makers and teepees.  I've been a few times but my knee may not take the walk anymore.  Sometimes I hang around the fiber art building and dream about purchasing one of the wooden latch hook rug kits (very expensive but beautiful).  They usually have a beekeeper selling honey and all sorts of honey products as well.  I like the honey straws and usually purchase a few.

Their goal is to set up an educational barn that can hold up to 100 guests for meetings and overnight stays where they will hold workshops, exhibits and shows.


1 comment:

Powell River Books said...

My husband is of German descent, but has lost all of his cultural roots. Heritage festivals can be a lot of fun to reconnect. - Margy