WELCOME TO THE FLAX SCUTCHING FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2017
For more than two centuries, settlers within the valley gathered each fall to socialize while performing the labor-intensive task of scutching flax. In 1907, community leaders organized the tradition into a “Home Coming Day,” which over the decades since, has evolved into the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival – the oldest still-active festival in the United States.
Watch the flax plant being turned into linen cloth, visit the history area, browse the displays and children’s area interacting with the demonstrators and vendors, great food – including buckwheat cakes and sausage, lunches, soup and of course the bakery. Saturday, don’t forget the INDIAN RAID.