TROY, Pa. (WENY) -- The PA Heritage Festival in Troy is a yearly event that draws in families, artists, and community members to enjoy a weekend of fun.  This is a yearly event, and draws large crowds every year.

“Hands on is our idea.  It is free to the public, that means all eleven buildings are open for everybody to tour for free this weekend,” said Debbie Lutz, the co-chair of the Heritage festival. 

The festival had buildings like a general store and a schoolhouse, and activities included live music, historical reenactments, and of course a variety of local vendors. This year, the Makers Market was a part of the PA Heritage Festival. 

“The makers market is to support the makers that are across the route 6 corridor, to bring more vendors into places like this that are having festivals like this this weekend, and to bring more artists into our organization and more sponsorships, and more members,” said Candace Hillyard, the executive director of Route 6 Alliance. 

The market is an extension of the Route 6 Alliance Trail and aims to bring Pennsylvania's history, regions, and people together. Route 6 Alliance representatives say it brings a unique benefit to vendors, the opportunity to connect with like-minded people, as well as get their products to people across the state of Pennsylvania. 

“Its been great, we like to work together.  some of us have done collaborations in the past, and you know working together and being neighborly and supporting each other in our area,” said Rachel Courtney, the owner of Sugar Mama's Appalachian Maple, and PA Route 6 Artisan Coordinator. 

While the PA Heritage Festival is over for this year, it will return next September. Their website can be found here. Vendors can apply to become a part of the PA Heritage Festival and the corridor at any time. More information can be found here.