The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation will hold its second annual Covenanter Scottish Festival on September 12, 2015, on the grounds of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church (1199 Valley Road, Quarryville, PA). Activities will begin at 8:00 AM and close at 6:00 PM. Free parking will be provided at the Smith Middle School, 645 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville. Shuttles will run every half hour beginning at 7:30 AM. Handicapped parking will be available on site. Tickets for the event can be obtained through the Foundation website (www.oldcovchurch.com). $10.00 for adults twelve and over – under 12 free. Admission on the day of the event will be $15.00 per adult. All proceeds go to maintaining and preserving the Octorara Covenanter (Shrine) Church and its attached schoolroom museum.
Musical performances will feature Charlie Zahm, Fire in the Glen, and The Washington Memorial Pipe Band.
This year the festival will also include a Highland Games competition and a Piping Competition.
Visitors will be able to examine artifacts of historical significance at the Covenanter Church and attached schoolroom.
Living history will be provided as Hiram Troop, Sr. discusses his tenure at the one room Bart High School (1918-1927) and his career extending into the 1960s.