Experience “Opening a Window to the Past” at Deutsch Country days, the 34th annual German living history festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Deutsch Country Days is located on historic “Luxenhaus Farm,” three miles northeast of Marthasville, MO on Highway O only an hour west of St Louis, four hours SE of KC and four NE of Springfield.
Observe 80+ juried artisans in traditional period costumes demonstrating early 1700-1850s German Pioneer Missouri folkways and life skills, as well as a 1720 Osage Native American skills and culture. A pioneer 1840’s log home featured in many national magazines can be toured, along with 35 reconstructed Missouri log cabins, circa 1800-1890, all rescued from demise through the state.
Take a stroll through the Eric Sloane covered bridge and enjoy candle-dipping, soap-making, weaving, woodworking, Klopolei, Scherenschnitte and much more. Visitors can interact with more than 80 historic juried artisans and demonstrators-leaving them with a truly educational and family-oriented day. Traditional German meals will tempt the palette while period music wafts through the Missouri valley.