It’s Time to Get Ready for the 2023 Harvest Festival at the Knauss Homestead!
What is the Harvest Festival?
The Annual Harvest Festival at the Knauss Homestead is one of four annual events we hold to raise money for the ongoing restoration, preservation, and protection of our 1777 revolutionary war era farm that is the ancestral home of Sebastian Knauss, one of the founders of Emmaus and an instrumental leader in establishing the Moravian Church in this area. The homestead is maintained now by descendants and dedicated members of the Knauss Homestead Preservation Society.
We bring in around 50 local artisans, crafters, and makers of all kinds to help create a fun day of shopping, eating great food, and sampling some delicious drinks from our winery partner Franklin Hill Vineyards. We also provide fun activities for kids of all ages, horse-drawn carriage rides with the beautiful Clydesdale horses of Steiner Artisan Farm (Lucy and Angus) and give extensive tours of the house and barn throughout the day. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday while helping protect a local landmark!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
12 Noon – 5:00 pm
The Knauss Homestead
152 East Main Street (Rear)
Emmaus, PA 18049
Parking is FREE in the Cintas Lot (See Map)
Attendance is Free, Registration is Required. You. must be 21 to consume or purchase alcohol.
Horse and carriage rides can be purchased for $5 during the checkout process. All funds go to the Knauss Homestead Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
152 East Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Where to Park:
Attendee parking is in the Cintas Lot. This is the large commercial laundry building visible from Main Street. You’ll see someone directing you to park in that lot. You’ll then see the homestead immediately behind the lot. Do not enter from Knauss Lane, it will be open only for Shuttle loading.
Taking the Shuttle:
If you are attending the Farewell to Summer event and the Heritage Festival being held at the Emmaus Triangle and the Emmaus Historical Society, there will be a shuttle to bring you to all 3 events. Just look for the Shuttle Stop at each event. Ours is at the end of Knauss Lane at the Barn.
|10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
|Food + Beverage Open
|Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Begin
|Pumpkin Painting Contest Begins
|Pumpkin Painting Winners Announced
|Basket Raffle Drawings
|Vendors, Food & Beverages Close
It's Almost Time!
come out and spend a beautiful day with us!
Please note that The Knauss Homestead Preservation Society is a tax-exempt, 501-c(3) non-profit organization, and as such we are not accepting politically-based organizations to exhibit at our events.