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Arts at Hayfield - 36th Annual Summer Arts Festival is Back!

After a two-year hiatus due to circumstances beyond our control, the Arts at Hayfield Summer Arts Festival is back!  On Sunday, August 28, more than 120 artisans, performers, crafters, and food vendors will converge on the campus grounds of Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Lehman, PA to celebrate the 36th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine.

 

From 11:30 until closing there will be a steady string of performances including folk rock, bluegrass, chamber music, magic, juggling, costumed storytelling, and a roving violinist ending the day.  Food vendors will be serving up a variety of festival foods including burgers, wraps, Middle Eastern fare, chicken tenders, potato pancakes, haluski, pierogies, snow cones, pizza, hot dogs, kielbasa, funnel cakes, piggies, mac and cheese, desserts, fresh lemonade, ice cream, gelatos, and sundaes.

 

The craft tent will be the place to pick up free balloons and will feature face painting, and projects for children all day. Helen Grebski will offer a variety of special craft projects for all ages. Join in conversations, storytelling, crafts, art projects, and photographs with the costumed Princesses and Heroes at the Gazebo from 1:30-3:30.

  

Dr. Violet Major is hosting an open house for the Friedman Observatory from 11-12. The Master Gardeners will be available all day to answer your gardening questions. 

 

Three tours of the historical Hayfield House will take place at 11:00 AM, 1:15 PM, and 3:00 PM. This is always a great opportunity to learn some local history about the house and the life and times of John Conyngham, the gentleman farmer whose interest in farming gave rise to Hayfield Farms in 1910. A DVD history of the farm that was made from primary sources to honor its 100th anniversary is available for sale at the event. 

 

The requested donation for adults of $2 supports an annual achievement award for an arts-oriented Penn State campus student, public performances and arts programs offered to the larger community by other groups in the Wyoming Valley area, and contributes to restoration projects for Hayfield House and other art enrichment activities and programs on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus.

 

For more information, contact the Summer Arts Festival Chair, Janis Winter, at 570-675-9232, or jrw4@psu.edu.

 

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

The 36th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Arts Festival is going to be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022. All Summer Arts Festival applications are being processed.

(Crafter Applications)

 

HOMESPUN HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

Arts at Hayfield is sponsoring the 32nd Annual Homespun Holiday Craft Show on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Applications for the Homespun Holiday Craft show are now being processed. (Crafter Applications)

 

We have a few spots available, are creating a "wait list," and are still accepting applications from crafters and vendors for both shows. Return all correspondence to:

Arts at Hayfield

44 University Drive

Dallas, PA 18612

 

Crafters who have already submitted applications will be notified within two weeks of receipt. Crafters who have not received confirmation of application should contact Arts at Hayfield as soon as possible. Call: 570-675-9232

 

Thank you for your continuing support and cooperation with our efforts to promote the Arts at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus and throughout the local communities. We encourage you to share this information and come to the Arts at Hayfield Craft Shows!

 

Arts at Hayfield - Old News!

 

 

OLD NEWS! 2020 - THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

 

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Helped Create a Virtual Craft Fair

 

After Arts at Hayfield canceled both of its planned 2020 craft shows, volunteers began formulating a plan so the show could go on – with the assistance of a Penn State Wilkes-Barre student who is using her skills to help the event go virtual.

 

The Hometown Traditions Virtual Craft Fair launched on September 6, 2020, and continued through August 2021.

 

Arts at Hayfield has a long tradition of raising funds to support local arts programs and artists as well as supplying scholarships to Penn State Wilkes-Barre students. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for patrons’ safety and well-being, the organization was forced to cancel both the 2020 Summer Arts Festival and Homespun Holiday Craft Show.

 

As an alternative to the live on-campus craft shows, organization volunteers worked together to create a craft fair to promote crafters and vendors. Jonathan Pineno, president; Janis Winter, treasurer; William Bachman, marketing and promotions, and Autumn Resauit, social media, and marketing coordinator, developed the Hometown Traditions Virtual Craft Fair, which pays homage to the history of Arts at Hayfield craft fairs that have been hosted at Penn State Wilkes-Barre for 35 years.

 

The 2020 virtual craft fair connected crafters to visitors through Facebook and the Arts at Hayfield website. Throughout the coming weeks, Arts at Hayfield will post a featured crafter to help them gain exposure to Arts at Hayfield craft show patrons. Those interested in an item they see during the virtual event were able to visit the crafters’ websites or contact the crafter to make a purchase.

 

Autumn Resauit worked with Pineno, her mentor, to create a proposal and advertisement pieces for the virtual craft fair. Resauit continued managing the Facebook page, where she created graphics and developed posts until September 2021.

 

Autumn stated: "Everything that I know about social media, event promotion, and communications is from my Penn State courses,” she said. “Volunteering with Arts at Hayfield has given me the chance to combine my passion for the arts and to apply what I have learned in my courses.”   

 

Resauit also said helping the craft show continue is important to her because as a student herself, she knows how important the scholarships offered at Penn State Wilkes-Barre are. “I’m so passionate about helping Arts at Hayfield because it benefits students. I know that as a student, any help is welcomed,” she said.

 

 

Old News - 2020 Virtual Online Crafter Event! 

Message from the president of Arts at Hayfield - Jonathan Pineno:
 
We previously announced that the 2020 Summer Arts Festival and the Homespun Holiday Craft Shows are Canceled.
 
We created a new online alternative platform for promoting Crafters and Vendors and are now accepting applications.  Crafter Applications
 
The Hometown Traditions Virtual Craft Fair is completely online, through the Arts at Hayfield Facebook page, and offers opportunities for businesses to showcase their work from September 6 to December 31, 2020.
 
Since we cannot currently offer live tours of the Hayfield House on the campus of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, you may enjoy reading about the historic home. Hayfield Brochure update.pdf 
 
Watch the 1965 video documentary film tour of the Hayfield House and surrounding grounds Narrated by Phil Carlyle. The video, which includes additional information and interviews, was recently posted on our new Arts at Hayfield YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UYquMqNopE&t=131s
 
We welcome your comments as we continue to provide content that is related to the Arts at Hayfield's mission of promoting the arts. 
 
Take a virtual tour of some other historic mansions. Mt Vernon - Vernon, VA; Mark Twain House- Hartford CN; Buckingham Palace-London, England; Vizcaya Museum-Miami, FL; and Monticello-Charlottesville, VA. Stay safe and stay healthy!

 

2022 Arts at Hayfield Events

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Summer Arts Festival

 

Homespun Holidays

Craft Show

Sunday, November 6, 2022

 

Crafter Applications

 

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