Artisans Faire at Ephrata Cloister

From a press release:

Historic Ephrata Cloister Hosts Second Annual Artisans Faire

Over 20 local artists and vendors will be at the Historic Ephrata Cloister on Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the museum’s second annual Artisans Faire. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the historic site at your own pace, take a guided tour, and spend time with nationally recognized artisans, all for a special reduced admission rate of just $7.00 for adults that day.


Visitors will be able to see and purchase examples of traditional Pennsylvania German Folk Arts and Crafts, such as Fraktur and Scherenschnitte, as well as engage with artisans demonstrating weaving, pottery, wood carving, metal work, broom and furniture making. In addition, local photographer Les Martzall will also have his photography on display. Make sure to grab a snack from the “Dude with the Dogs” food truck and support our volunteer bake sale during your visit. All admission proceeds from the Artisans Faire will benefit future educational programming at the Ephrata Cloister.

Historic Ephrata Cloister is one of the historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission ( ) along the Pennsylvania Trails of History in partnership with the Ephrata Cloister Associates. Persons with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodation should call in advance to discuss their needs.