Maize & Snitz Fest
Maize” is the variety of corn grown by the indigenous Native Americans in Lancaster. “Snitz” in German literally means “slice.” For the Pennsylvania German immigrants who first settled in Lancaster County, “snitz” referred especially to sliced, dried apples. Celebrate both cultures with the 1719 Herr House & Museum.
This popular annual festival—held on the grounds of the county’s oldest home—features great food, interpreters in traditional dress, hands-on activities and demonstrations of colonial-era arts, crafts and farm life: threshing, quilting, loom weaving, heckling flax, churning butter, cooking over a fire, and making shingles, shoes, candles and corn husk dolls.