Friday, August 27, 2010

Mason Dixon Park

MasonDixon 27 th Annual Festival


Gates will open both days at 10:00 am for the General Public

Pre-1840's Primitive Encampment of Mountain Men & Fur Traders Throughout the Weekend
-Blanket Trading Acceptable and Encouraged-

Civil War Re-enactment, Battlefield Amputation Recreation by Noel Clemmer
-Saturday at 1 pm & Sunday at 11 am-

Blacksmithing Display
by Blacksmith Dave Core of Moose Antler Forge

Fur Trappers' Diplay
by Mike Gray owner of ABC Humane Animal Removal

- A Variety of Performers will Grace the Cabin Stage to Entertain Throughout the Festival-

Antique Engine & Tractor Display
A Large Collection of Antiques from Yesteryear

Ham Radio Display
Join the Greene County Ham Radio Association as they contact other Ham Radio Operators from around the world. Learn how you can start your own Ham Radio Set-up

Arts & Crafts
A Collection of Artisans and Crafters displaying their goods and wares for sale. Everything from Primitive Crafts, Contemporary Art, Photography, Furniture, Jewelry and Clothing, & Much More! Heirloom Quality gifts are ready and waiting for you. Be sure to visit each Artist as they are generous enough to provide our FREE DOOR PRIZES for the Festival. See a List of some of those participating below.

Food Vendors & Concessions
Enjoy Homecooked Meals and Festival Favorites from one of our many Vendors. From the All-American Hotdog to the Rootbeer Float. Pies, Pastries, and Baked Goods will fill the air with that old fashioned country kitchen smell. You won't go hungry at the Frontier Festival.

Hand-Crafted Item Raffles

Free Door Prizes will be given throughout both days of the Frontier Festival to Visitors who Register

Gates will close at 6 pm each day.

s & Concessions
Enjoy Homecooked Meals and Festival Favorites from one of our many Vendors. From the All-American Hotdog to the Rootbeer Float. Pies, Pastries, and Baked Goods will fill the air with that old fashioned country kitchen smell. You won't go hungry at the Frontier Festival.

Hand-Crafted Item Raffles

Free Door Prizes will be given throughout both days of the Frontier Festival to Visitors who Register

Gates will close at 6 pm each day.

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A Special note to Vendors, Crafters, Artisans, & Musicians

Vendors, Crafters & Artisans

Set up is FREE at all of our Festivals. It is on a first come first serve basis with preference given to those loyal participants. Space is limited so please contact us for details. We do our best not to duplicate products through vendors so the competition between participants is avoided to the best of our ability.

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Musicians & Bands

Your performance at our Festivals is not a paying gig unless otherwise stated. You are however welcome to bring any related merchandise for you or your group to be sold (CD's, T-Shirts, Buttons, etc...) These items are often requested by the public.

We do reserve the right to refuse
vendors & musical groups.
Visit the French and Indian War period before America became its own nation; talk with members of the Colonial Militia struggling for independence. Celebrate the successful trapping season at the yearly rendezvoues through the fur trade legacy of the Mountainmen and experience the brother against brother battles of the American Civil War all in one amazing weekend!

Join Mason-Dixon Historical Park for a walk through history at the
27th Annual Frontier Festival

Rockforge Arts Heirloom Quality Fine Appalachian Art & Crafts, Native & Primitive Styles. Native American styled Jewelry, Pipes, and Beadwork. Scrimshaw, American Veteran Items, Original Artwork, Native American Music & More. Featuring an Autograph Session with Native American Flute Artist Cornsmoke.

White Buck Farms - Natural Jellies, Whiskey Jams, A Complete Line of Pennsylvania Dutch relishes & pickles including the famous Rebel Yell BBQ sauce.

Mason- Dixon Woodworks - Custom Designed Wooden Furniture, Vases, Bowls, Spoons,and More. Bill Strosnider Craftsman is a West Virginia Premier Artist.

Toys and Treasures - by Ken Fike - A Collection of High Quality & Classical wooden toys and games for children.

Carolyn Marts-Whitehead - Artist/photographer Original Photographs & Artwork. Portraits taken on-site to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Frontier Festival. Carolyn will also be featuring her recent work on the endangered Artic Wolf from Oregon's White Wolf Sanctuary

Crafter Dan- Hand Carved Powderhorns & Measures, war clubs and canes made from Horns, Bones, Antlers and More.

Designs by Turner Woodcrafts - Creative Wooden Boxes & More in All Shapes and Sizes.

Autumn's Boutique body & Mind - Homemade Organic Herbal Products & Aromatherapy

Southwest Images - Tree Trunk Furniture, Southwest Pictures, Gun Racks, & Colored Stones

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Avalon Naturalist Resort

The busy season is beginning. Some of the events are those we have done in the past and this year we have a few new ones added to the list.  We will be starting the season with the Avalon resort in Paw Paw west virginia, is a wonderful experience being one with nature and the world around us. I have created some really cool new products and I am looking forward to good weather and  a great time meeting up with the the nicest of people.
From there we will be heading to the frontier festival which will be held in Pennsylvania.

If information is needed for either event just email me at and we will help to make your summer a memorable one. Great products, music and a good time.

Forever wasn't until I acknowledged the path of my own soul that I realized I am forever free.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Once upon a time

Not all stories written have a happily ever after endings and some even have a moral. Many stories were written on a thread of truth and passed down through the generations.

Once upon a time there lived a maiden, who spent her days frolicking in the garden and caring for the animals of the hollow. The hills were many and the tree's thick that she could never ever see beyond the horizon. Many spoke of her existence, but they never ever went down into the hollow to see the maiden. The maiden thought this meant she was ugly and wasn't very smart and she refused to challenge the boundaries made by the hollow. Some of the restraints could not be seen to man nor animal but chained the mind so severely that the maiden became drowned in sorrow and loneliness. She took refuge to her bedroom and rarely stepped again into the hills of the hollow. She lay there trapped by the barriers of her mind and she no longer could hear the birds sing and the sun shine, she began to whither from the tears that flooded from the soul.
When all seemed impossible and darkness filled the hollow, a crack of light came through the trees. She woke from the dark spell that had been cast upon her and she saw a man, he was young and smart and attractive. He came to her for help and she felt a warmth grow insider of her by this extraordinary young mans need for help. Months went by and many things had happened and the maiden began to feel pretty and to smile again, she took to gardening and tending to the animals of the hollow. The young stranger who breathed life into the maiden found his needs filled and had to return to the far away land in which he lived. The maiden again felt sorrow and she spoke softly to him" " don't leave I will be lonely again" the young man wise beyond his years said "no you will not be lonely, you are beautiful and you are smart and you will seek the company of others." The maiden distraught cried " I don't want others I want you"
Days and weeks passed the young stranger returned to his homeland and the maiden met another stranger, the faceless man appeared to the maiden. He had a sense of humor and he made the maiden of the hollow laugh and laugh. Everything she did he knew the next step, he was not only smart but he was exciting. She felt such energy from the faceless man, she felt the beat of his heart and she began to dance in the clouds. Each day people outside the hollow would gaze into the sky to see the beautiful maiden dancing on the clouds. Months and years went by, the maiden became stronger and stepped beyond the hollow. The faceless one rarely came around anymore but she so wanted so to see him and to laugh and smile and dance upon the clouds. The faceless one spoke in riddles and the maiden of the hollow was confused by the message.
The maiden of the hollow did not understand the visits of the various strangers. Why did they come so quickly into her life and so quickly disappear? The maiden felt lost and though she went about her day she wondered what happened to the strangers and she wanted them to come back.
One day something magical happen another stranger came by, he was different than the others, he had the look of a king and he had a heart so wide that she could feel his embrace from the very first moment the came in contact. He showered his love down upon her like magic from the heavens. When she wanted to quit he nudged her gently, when she wanted to run he held her hand so she would slow down. He pulled her down from the clouds and taught her how to walk carefully through the doors of reality. Still troubled the maiden began like a puzzle to put the pieces of her life together. She opened the invisible door of the hollow and she went out into the world. She walked through life knowing she would never be alone again, She now understood that the strangers were leading her down a path all along and that from the very beginning she was never ever alone.
The king had many responsibilities and she weeped as he return to his kingdom to fulfill his destiny. But the maiden kept something from each she kept their love tucked away safely in her heart and whenever the tears would flow the sky would take on the bluest of blue and the sun would shine. People say to this day that if you look into the sky on a hot summer day right after a rain fall, you can still see the maiden and the many hearts she holds close
as she dances on clouds. .

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mammoth Park

The weather is just not cooperating. I am quite aware that into each life a little rain must fall, but this week, I think we have had a little more then our share. Though the events do go on and Mammoth park is on the list for this Sunday June 6 th . Like any good event, the people make it worth while, I have lost track of how many people I have met and how wonderful they make the moment. Sometimes it is just a brief conversation other times it is the sharing of stories.
I have been working on new poetry and skin care products. It seems the more you do the more you want to do. I at times feel pulled in various directions. I know that it is a plus to be out and about but also a challenge as I battle to pull it all together. Mammoth Park starts early Sunday morning and continues on till about 7 pm.So those of you in and around the Westmoreland area come on out and enjoy the day.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Boalsburg Memorial Day and Waynesburg Farmers Market

Simply because we have not experienced,
does not give us proof of existence or not.
Each step away from love ,
is a step closer to hell.


Love is not a concept of is merely
the seeds which are spewed from the soul.

Our responsibility begins with self and

overflows as an extension of love.

Allowing peace into your heart allows you to understand
that the power of change is not a
gift from another,
but the alteration of our own actions
the responsibility we take.
There are those who believe they are at the mercy of the powerful,and yet no one has more power than another person on earth, for power is just a concept of thought, given by those who believe they have none.
A weak thread breaks under pressure,
therefore we should tighten the weave with stronger threads.

Attaining knowledge means very little unless you share it.
I have not done so well at getting a calender of events listed.We finished up a great weekend with the GFWC and the Route 40 event was extraordinary. The Farmers market is underway and I can be found every wednesday on Greene Street in Waynesburg between 2 and 5 in front of the American legions. It is always exciting to meet up with new and old friends and work on great new products. Thanks to Homer and his wife I have a great supply of fresh basil which I have incorporated into a great massage cream for aches and pains. If interested or in need of an all natural skin care product. Check online at or email me at

Thank you for all those who enjoy the products.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ram Festival

I am so behind in posting schedules and preparing for the events. But have beening taken everything a step at a time and finally rid myself of the IRS drama. Where will I be, we have a few local events coming up in April, the Chamber of Commerce has invited me to do a private party. I also will be doing the calendar party of the local civics group which I am a member, it's my duty to the world around to help those who cannot help themself. We also have the Ramps festival, a little bit of country, not so dramatic as the larger events, but definetly a must do if you have never had Deep Fried Ramps. Delicioius way to start spring, my ramps are already sprouted out back and I am thrilled to prepare myself for the next week event. It starts to pick on up from here on out. Some of the same events we have done in the past, always adding some new ones. I will make a point to add them this month.
Sometimes I feel like I am spinning around in circles without any clear cut place to stop. Stepping back and taking a deep breath. Chutes and Ladders, the childrens game quickly teaches us that we really don't want to slide back, everyone wants to move forward and gather momentum and I am know different. But if I were to stop, I have a few images that have not left my mind of where I would like to be.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Think Pink

We attended our first think pink event and we were amazed at how well it was organized and how wonderful the comrade was. The women were extrarordinary in hosting and raising funds for the Hillman foundation. If you get a chance to attend next years event, check out their website at Thanks to all of our regular customers who showed up in support of the event and to stock up on their Autumns skin care products and poetry, to them a big Thank You!!!