In the 18th century Greene County was the frontier of a new American nation; roads were muddy foot trails; Indians and settlers fought for land rights; and Dunkard Creek was the primary highway for which goods and supplies reached the region. Today Dunkard Creek passes through the Mason- Dixon Park which plays host to the Mason-Dixon Frontier Festival. Representing an eclectic mix of histories, authentic foods, and regional arts, Frontier Festival pays respect to history and heritage with sincere deference and candid fun.
While the mission of Frontier Festival is to represent colonial living on the Pennsylvania frontier, there is a vast and eclectic mix of times and histories represented. The centric display of the festival is undoubtedly the Living History encampment. Borrowing slightly from tropes and elements of the cowpoke driven west, this encampment is a functioning camp of lost arts, including a working blacksmith, history demonstrations like trapping and hunting, plus cowboys and frontiersmen in full attire. Also in full attire are the Civil War re-enactors who engage in mock battle through the weekend. The antique engines, classic car show and old-time photography displays are very popular.
Any festival at Mason-Dixon is embroiled in fantastic foods and Frontier Festival is no exception. Homemade noodles, chicken sandwiches, delicious barbeque, cornbread with bean soup, haluski, and the ever famous Mason Dixon Dogs round off the selection. For those with a hankering for sweets, be sure to look out for Uncle Jim’s fresh-made donuts, cookies, salt risen bread. Through the festival is a great art show with regional artists who show off their wares. There is also great old-timey music at the stage. On Sunday morning there is a great Non denominational church service before the festival starts.
Admission is free and Parking is free.