Heritage Festival
September 29 & 30, 2018
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
History comes alive at the 26th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. The Festival celebrates the operational time period of the historical gristmill—from 1852 to 1928. Artists and craftspeople from the local area demonstrate their skills and provide regional art for sale. Bluegrass and Celtic music and free tours of the mill will be offered. The historic gristmill houses the fascinating machinery that ground the grain for the community surrounding Slippery Rock Gorge. A civil war encampment, art and craft demonstrations and vendors and family activities both days bring history to life. Located in Kildoo picnic area, and the gristmill.
 
Free admission and free parking!
 
Amateur Photography Contest
Amateur photographers are invited to enter the McConnells Mill Heritage Festival Photography Contest. Entry is free.
The top three photos and the "People's Choice" will receive cash prizes and all four winning photographs will be displayed in the historic Gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park until next year's festival. The contest theme is "Natural Beauty". Please enter your best photograph(s) showing some aspect of natural beauty in McConnells Mill State Park.
Contest entry form download available below.