Workshops, Activities and Excursions

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The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival holds a variety of free workshops throughout the weekend on topics of regional interest. Most workshops are suitable for all-ages, do not require pre-registration and are held at various downtown locations. Visitors can also enjoy excursions, films and friendly competitions. Check back as updates are in progress!

2018 Activities and Workshop Topics

sponsored by Donatello’s and Dutch Run Coal


Friendly Competition

The Wood Center at IUP returns to host a log-sawing contest Saturday, September 8. “Come try your hand at one end of a traditional two-person crosscut saw, coached by expert sawyers, Jan and Steve Repik. Anyone may join in the fun!”


Indiana County Historical Society  – On your own/self-guided
Saturday September 10th 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
621 Wayne Ave. Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-9600
Exhibitions on the history of Western Pennsylvania that illuminate the past and enlighten the present. Permanent displays and a variety of changing exhibits explain how this community grew and what its people have done. Permanent exhibits include coal mining; farm and home; Native Americans; and an old doctor’s office and medical instruments display.

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