Apple Butter Frolic

October 2, 2021 10:00AM – 4:00PM
on the grounds of the Mennonite Heritage Center

This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center.

$9.00 – Adults/Youth
$2.00 – Children age 6-12
Children under 6 free
Please no pets

The Frolic is a rain or shine event!

–Apple Foods Tent
–Folk Craft Demonstrations
–Delicious PA German Food
–Children’s Activities
–Tractor and Wagon Rides
–Farming Demonstrations
–18th Century Hearth Cooking

Scheduled Activities
10:00   Frolic Opens
10:15   Plowing with horse
10:30   Corn binding with horses
10:45   Fodder cutting
11:00   Flailing & fanning grain
11:00   Harnessing & hitching work horses
11:00   Butchering demonstration
11:15   Plowing with horses
11:30   Corn binding with horses
11:30   Cross Stitching for children ages 7 & up
11:45   Fodder cutting
12:00   Flailing & fanning grain
12:00   Harnessing & hitching horses
12:15   Plowing with horses
12:45   Fodder cutting
1:00     Harnessing & hitching horses
1:00     OrgelKids demonstration
1:15     Plowing with horses
1:30     Flailing & fanning grain
1:30     Cross Stitching for children ages 7 & up
1:30     Corn binding with horses & Fodder cutting
2:00     Harnessing & hitching horses
2:00     OrgelKids demonstration
2:15     Plowing with horses
2:30     Corn binding & Fodder cutting
2:45     Flailing & fanning grain (up in barn)
3:00     Harnessing & hitching horses
3:00     OrgelKids demonstration
3:15     Plowing with horses
3:30     Corn binding & Fodder cutting

Parking at Indian Valley Middle School, 130 Maple Ave., Harleysville, with shuttle to nearby Frolic. Masks are required on shuttle.

Some demonstrators may require masks in their area.

For more information call 215.256.3020 or email

Apple Cider

Special thanks to our Sponsors

Nice Farm, Franconia