Annual Village Events

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Spruce Forest - Christmas in the Village

Rotary Sponsored Eater Egg Hunt
Saturday April 4th, 2015     Cost: Free

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Village, hosted by the Grantsville Rotary Club. Details to be announced.

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Family Day at the Village
Saturday June 20th, 2015 10 AM - 4 PM     Cost: Free

Joined by other area non-profit organizations, Spruce Forest Artisan Village will offer activities for children and families to highlight our region's arts, history and environment. Activities will take place within our village of restored historic buildings and artists' studios nestled beside Penn Alps in Grantsville. Free and open to all! Join us for a fun-filled day. | Volunteer

30th Annual Christmas in the Village
Friday Dec. 5th, 2014 4- 8 PM & Saturday Dec. 6th 12- 8 PM     Cost: Free

The 30th Annual Christmas in the Village. Friday from 4-8 pm and Saturday from noon till 8 pm. Come enjoy live music in the Village Church, and activities throughout the Village buildings, and luminaries throughout the Village and over the Casselman River Bridge.

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Attention Plein Air Painters
September 20, 2014 from 9am to 4pm

Spruce Forest Artisan Village is sponsoring a day of painting on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9am to 4pm. The Village is located in Grantsville, Maryland at the historic stone arch Casselman River Bridge and Penn Alps restaurant. The log cabins of the Village and fall scenery at the site offer many exciting vistas for painters.

Check-in time is 8:30 to 9am at the white church on the grounds. The registration fee is $25. Water and light refreshments will be provided for participating artists. Artists are asked to bring their own easels and a completed picture (does not have to be plein air) for awards. Voting for People’s Choice Awards is scheduled for 4pm on Saturday with awards taking place at 4:30 for previous work and work completed on the 20th.

Department of Natural Resource representative Aaron Thomas will conduct nature walks in the area around the bridge, which celebrated its 200th year anniversary in 2013 as the oldest stone arch bridge in western Maryland. The cabins of the Village, one room schoolhouse, Miller and Yoder Museums and resident artists will be open. Artists include metal art, woodturning, colored pencil, bird carving, pottery, weaving, as well as historical information. There is also a grist mill at the site.

For contact information please call or email Kathy Delaney 814.634.0220 or

Bird Sculpture Raffle
Drawing December 6, 2014

Gary Yoder is once again carving a songbird for raffle during Christmas in the Village. Get your own Black Capped Chickadee sculpture from the award-winning artist. Valued at $3000.

Raffle tickets available all season at the Artisan Village.
Tickets are 2 for $10 and 5 for $20.

Mail enclosed tickets with payment to:
Spruce Forest Artisan Village
177 Casselman Road
Grantsville, MD 21536
Drawing December 6, 2014.