Northern Forest Heritage Park proudly presents the 4th Annual Cultural/Heritage Festival on Saturday June 4. The Cultural/Heritage Festival is the Park’s first major event of the year. This first event for 2011 promises to open the season with a bang! There will be something for everyone. Entertainers this year include Patrick Ross, Tim Dion and Native American instrumentals by John Loper.
There will be many unique vendors and artisans at this year’s Cultural/Heritage Festival! Beginning with the Berlin & Coos Historical Society featuring historic displays and continuing with Wood Creations’ Custom Furniture, Useborn Books for children, Handmade Dolls from the Doll Dreamer, Goats Milk Soap, Lotion, & hand embroidered quilts from the Devil’s Slide Farm, Scentsy Candles, Jeff Foltz author of Birkebeiner; A story of Motherhood and War -Norway 1203, Hand Knit sweaters from the Krankee Yankee, Hand Crafted items from Auto North Relay for Life, Maine Nordmenn “Sons of Norway” presents Rosemaling, Viking Wood Carvings and fresh baked Krumbkaka, Beyond the Notches, “Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country” presented by the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Face Painting by Creative Imaginings, Wabanaki Bead Work by Rhonda Besaw, Specialty Knives Handmade Jewelry and License Plates by Rick Gamache, Hand Spun Wool from Wandering Woollies with mittens, hats, elves & scarves knitted from their own Hand Spun Wool and Sandra Hofstead displaying Russian Iconography and Ukrainian Pysanky!
New for 2011! NFHP is proud to introduce two very handsome Belgian Draft horses named Ben & Bill! Ben & Bill will pull a Western Covered Wagon and provide rides for all to enjoy, all day long! NFHP River Boats will be leaving on the hour beginning at 11:00 AM at the customary reduced rate during NFHP events, children 12 and under ride free accompanied by a paying adult.
The food at the Cultural/Heritage Festival is simply unbelievable! This is something you have to experience at NFHP because it is believed that such a menu cannot be found anywhere else! It all starts with NFHP’s World Famous Bean-Hole-Beans! If you like beans you’re gonna love NFHP’s Bean-Hole-Beans! These beans must be tasted to know just how good they are! The menu also includes: Norwegian Meat Cakes, Cherokee Brunswick Stew, Russian Cabbage Rolls, Italian Lasagna, Canadian Meat Pies, Canadian Ragou, German Bratwurst, Irish Venison Meatballs, Italian Wedding Soup, French Pea Soup, Norwegian Beet Salad and Canadian Cretons. The above will be served with Italian Bread, German Dark Rye Bread and Corn Bread. The desserts are absolutely delicious and include Norwegian Rice Pudding, Canadian Home Made donuts; Native American Shawnee Cake, and French Canadian Pets de Soeur! Additionally the menu includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French fries, Fried Dough and Ice Cream! Where else can you find all this at one location? The Cultural/Heritage Festival is Simply Amazing and must be experienced!!
Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. proudly supports Northern Forest Heritage Park. Larry Kelly, Executive Director of TCCAP would like to remind everyone that NFHP is a community park. The Park is a replica of a late 1800 - early 1900 Logging Camp where men lived and worked for months at a time without going home. It is a place that preserves and celebrates the history of the various cultures that settled this area. The Park provides an atmosphere where busy families, neighbors and long lost friends can renew old acquaintances, relax, and catch up on old times. It is a place where young and old can gather and feel a sense of home, a sense of belonging.
Everyone is encouraged to shop the tables of 16 distinctive local artisans, sample excellent cuisine and be entertained by outstanding musicians! Everyone is invited to this special day of celebration and admission is free! Northern Forest Heritage Park is located across the street from the Brown Company House at 942 Main Street in Berlin, NH. For more information please call 752-7202 or visit the Park’s website at www.northernforestheritage.org