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Bushy Run Market

May – September 2020 (4th Saturday of every month!)

8:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: FREE to all visitors!

Join us for Bushy Run Battlefield’s newest event, the Bushy Run Market! Beginning  Saturday, May 23, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, Inc. (BRBHS) will host an open air market the fourth Saturday of every month during the 2020 season. A variety of vendors of all sorts of wares will be featured. Our concession stand will also be open offering limited food items and FREE coffee and tea to visitors!

For Prospective Vendors:

On each Bushy Run Market day, the battlefield gate will open at 7 a.m. for vendors to set up in their 10′ designated space. There will be two designated spaces for vendors including our ‘Memory Lane’ next to the pavilion and the wooded area directly next to the Visitor Center and Museum.  Vendors will be grouped according to the items being sold. There will be no set up after 7:30 a.m.  Vehicles will be allowed only to ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ during set up and closing time, depending on weather and ground conditions. Vendors are responsible for all tables, tents, and other equipment. No electricity will be provided. Products NOT acceptable at the market include the sale of: live animals, firearms (or ammunition, explosives, etc.), third party sales, or contract sales (products must change hands on the day of the market).

Stay Tuned for 2020 Vendor Fee Information!

Contact for all space requests and other questions. NO reservations are to be made through the society or museum operations.

*NEW* – Historical Sewing Courses

Courses meet the second Thursday of every month.

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Bushy Run Stone Room

Cost: $20 for both instructional course & open studio; $10 for open studio only

Instructor: Jessica Young, Penny River Historic & Custom Costumes

Come learn historical sewing techniques in this NEW, hands-on seminar series! Each class will be comprised of one hour of formal instruction and one hour of open studio time that will allow any and all levels of sewers to come work on projects of their choice or practice their stitching in a group setting.

Classes will focus on the basics of hand sewing from a historical perspective and will be appropriate for all sewing levels, from true “never held a needle” beginners to proficient craftspeople. Participants will study and practice the most common stitches and their uses with instructional materials dating to the 18th and 19th century (as well as modern sources). All class participants will be given the chance to create a sampler book with their own work as a reference for future projects and are welcome to stay for the Open Studio hour following class. Students are welcome to work at their own pace, and ample hands-on instruction will be provided.

Sampler instruction books, needles, thread, and fabric swatches will be provided for all paid class participants.

The historical sewing open studio invites craftspeople from all eras to meet and work in the company of each other and experts.  It’s nearly impossible to make well fitting clothes for yourself *by* yourself, and this is the perfect place to get help fitting your corset, setting a sleeve, or making sure that hem is even!  All levels of proficiency, and all eras of history are welcome in this BYO Project cooperative atmosphere.  Sewing machines, irons and boards, and other equipment will be available for use for studio participants.

Coffee/Tea and light refreshments will be available for the duration of both the instructional and open studio course components.

Courses will take place once a month beginning on Thursday, September 26. Following this first course, all remaining courses will take place the second Thursday of every month beginning October 10 unless otherwise noted. Each course will be led by expert, historical seamstress Jessica Young, owner of Penny River Historic & Custom Costumes. Her work can be viewed and purchased at

To preregister for each course, please contact or call 724-527-5584. While preregistration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome! Payment will be collected upon your arrival to the course and/or open studio session.  

Colonial Christmas Party

Saturday, December 7

 2 – 4 p.m.

Cost: $5 per child

Ages: 4-12

Join us for our annual Children’s Christmas Party for children ages 4-12. They will make natural decorations, decorate a live Christmas tree, play colonial games, and more!  Each child will also have the opportunity to take home an ornament that they will decorate. A snack will be provided during the party.

You don’t want to miss out on these colonial holiday festivities! There might even be a special guest dropping by!

Pre-registration is required. Call or email Marlene Sawayda 724-744-4193 or to register.

Christmas Sale

Sunday, December 8

1 – 4 p.m.

Edge Hill Gift Shop

Join us for one last chance to find the perfect colonial gift for everyone on your list! We have a wide selection of colonial toys, books, prints, and much, much more! Refreshments including wassail and biscuits will be served, and gift wrapping will be available.

Stay tuned for our full list of participating vendors!

To add to the seasonal merriment, there will be musical entertainment providing some Christmas favorites. You don’t want to miss it!