Adirondack Mennonite Heritage FarmAdirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm
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)

Barn loom, carding, spinning, and stocking machine


Butter churning

Chair caning

Comforter tying

Corn shelling

Fiber arts (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, and tatting) - Dining Room


Horse plowing

Horse shoeing

Horse/wagon rides

Hymn singing and musical groups (Down Home, Adirondack Community Chorus, Friends of God, etc.)

Petting zoo

Old-fashioned childrenís games 


Popcorn making

Sheep shearing

Soap making

Taffy pull


Woodworking; window repair


Antique Tractors

Barn - old farm equipment, tools, sleigh cutter, etc.

Granary - barn quilts

House - tour of rooms, view display cases and old-fashioned wedding dresses, archival area (special tour), etc.

Wooden Bowls

Mennonite Disaster Service 


"Be Like Living Stones" - Parlor

Mennonite Central Committee - meat canner project in April


Kirschnerville Cemetery

Walking trail in the woods

Vendors and Other

Martinís Pretzels

Moserís 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