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28th Annual Zwanzigstein Fest - July 7, 2018

"You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house."
1 Peter 2:5

Zwanzigstein means "Twenty Stones." This name comes from when God led Joshua and the Israelites over the Jordan River. When they were safely across, the Lord said to Joshua that the twelve chosen men, one from each tribe, were to take a stone from the middle of the Jordan, carry it out, and pile them up as a monument at the place where they camped that night. In the future, when their children asked, "What is this monument for," they could tell them it is to remind them of God's amazing miracle. All nations of the earth will realize Jehovah is the mighty God and all will worship him forever.
As our forefathers (twenty families) traveled from Europe to settle here, they, too, must have realized the mighty hand of God and truly worshiped him. When our children ask, we can tell them of this mighty God.

And so Zwanzigstein.

The purpose of the Zwanzigstein Fest is to preserve, celebrate, and accurately portray our religious and cultural heritage in Lewis County. Since 1991 the Heritage Farm has provided the site for visitors to learn about our Anabaptist faith legacy and rural life of years past through stories, exhibits, tours, demonstrations, and fundraising venues such as foods and crafts.

28th Annual Zwanzigstein Fest on Saturday, July 7, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Adults: $5
Children 18 and under: Free

Free parking available.

Activities and Demonstrations

Baking (bread and cookies)

Basket weaving


Butter churning

Carding/wool spinning

Chair caning

Comforter tying

Corn shelling

Fiber arts (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, qulting, and tatting)


Horse shoeing

Horse/wagon rides

Hymn singing and musical groups

Petting zoo

Old-fashioned children’s games 


Popcorn making

Rope splicing

Rug braiding


Sheep shearing

Stocking machine

Taffy pull



Willow Whistles

Woodworking; window repair


House, granary, and barn

Clock works


Mennonite Disaster Service 

Mennonite Central Committee

Vendors and Other

Agape Shoppe 

Martin’s Pretzels

Moser’s Maples LLC

The Market Place

Silent Auction

Home-cooked meals, grilled foods, baked goods, apple fritters, Croghan bologna, homemade ice cream, and much more.

We are always looking for volunteers to help throughout the day. If you would like to help for an hour or two at one of our booths, please call 315-376-2792 or e-mail