History is in motion the last weekend in September each year at the Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. Â The festival celebrates the operational time period of the historical gristmill â€“ from 1852 to 1928, and costumed vendors will display crafts inspired by this time.
Festival goers can enjoy bluegrass music and free tours of the grist mill. Â The historic grist mill is full of machinery that ground the grain for the community surrounding Slippery Rock Gorge.
A civil war encampment brings history to life, and artisans & craftsmen will demonstrate their skills throughout the festival.
The Portersville-Prospect Rotary Club, aided by several local businesses and non-profit organizations, sponsors the Festival.
Admission and parking are free. Â For more information contact McConnells Mill State Park at 724-368-3612.