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Heritage Festival

 

Montcalm Heritage Village will celebrate its 32nd anniversary with its annual Heritage Festival, Aug. 2-4, 2018, in Heritage Village, on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Since its establishment in 1987, Montcalm Heritage Village has grown to include 28 structures, which feature hundreds of artifacts from local areas depicting life in Michigan at the turn of the 20th Century. The three-day celebration features historic displays, events, refreshments and entertainment for all ages from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

2018 Heritage Festival Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 2 – Honoring Seniors Day

10 a.m., Festival opening – Bandstand/Gazebo

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Historic schoolhouse reenactment – Gaffield School

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Montcalm County Commission on Aging Senior Fest. Special events for senior citizens include lunch, drawings, door prizes, free blood pressure checks (sponsored by Metron of Greenville) and a scavenger hunt. Transportation is provided from the parking area. – Heritage Village

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tractor-drawn wagon rides

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nature Trails Committee activities and self-guided tours on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails – booth near the Gaffield School

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s activities, face painting, nature trails activities, crafts, games and prizes – Children’s Playhouse

  • 1 p.m., Children’s cake walk – Children’s Playhouse

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Quilt Show by Quilter’s Quorum – Tent on the Green

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Self-guided tours of all Heritage Village buildings with docents available to provide information and answer questions

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Haircuts (by donation) – Barbershop

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Live music – Bandstand/Gazebo

12:30 p.m., Cake walk – Bandstand

Friday, Aug. 3 – Children’s Day

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Historic schoolhouse reenactment – Gaffield School

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tractor-drawn wagon rides

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nature Trails Committee activities and self-guided tours on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails – booth near the Gaffield School

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s activities, crafts, games and prizes – Children’s Playhouse

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pony rides
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Events include face painting and nature trails activities.
  • 1 p.m., Children’s cake walk – Children’s Playhouse

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Live music – Bandstand/Gazebo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Schoolhouse Quilter’s – Tent on the Green

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Self-guided tours of all Heritage Village buildings with docents available to provide information and answer questions

12:30 p.m., Cake walk – Bandstand

Saturday, Aug. 4 – Family Day

 

7 to 10 a.m., MCC Foundation Pancake Breakfast – MCC Activities Building. The cost is $5 per person in advance or $6 at the door. Contact MCC Foundation Executive Director Terry Smith at terrys@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1284 to purchase tickets or for more information.

9 a.m., Vintage Base Ball – MCC South Lawn and Heritage Village East Lawn

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Historic schoolhouse reenactment – Gaffield School

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tractor-drawn wagon rides

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nature Trails Committee activities and self-guided tours on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails – booth near the Gaffield School

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s activities, face painting, crafts, games and prizes – Children’s Playhouse

  • 1 p.m., Children’s cake walk – Children’s Playhouse

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Live music – Bandstand/Gazebo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Self-guided tours of all Heritage Village buildings with docents available to provide information and answer questions

11 a.m., Old-fashioned patriotic church service – Heritage Village Church

11 a.m., Garden tour presented by Montcalm Area Master Gardeners

12:30 p.m., Cake walk – Bandstand

1 p.m., Garden tour presented by Montcalm Area Master Gardeners

All three days

 

American Mountain Men – Demonstrations and exhibits on the south lawn
Bandstand/Gazebo – Music and entertainment
Belle’s Hat Shoppe – Historic displays
Blacksmith Shop – Demonstrations with ironwork
Cake walks – 12:30 p.m. at the Bandstand and 1 p.m. at the Children’s Playhouse
Children’s Scavenger Hunt – Village-wide
Civil War Encampment - Demonstrations and exhibits on the north lawn.
Craft Demonstrations – Located on Craft Lane
Edmore Jail – Historic displays
Ehle Barn – Antique farm equipment and small engines
Face painting – Children’s Playhouse
Gaffield School – Open for display
Golf Carts – Compliments of Fry’s Golf Carts, Carson City
Maintenance of Way – Display of a Railroad Speeder and equipment
McBrides Depot – Steam engine, coal car and caboose on display
Old Iron Tractor Club – Display of antique tractors and a steam engine on the east lawn
Pavilion – Village Country Kitchen sells sandwiches, chips, pie, cookies and beverages provided by the Stanton Women’s Club
Print Shop – Open for display
Rush Dairy – Ice cream parlor and dairy equipment
Shoen Log Cabin – Historic displays and spinning demonstrations
Sidney General Store – Bake sale and displays, dry goods and old fashioned hats for sale
Sidney Town Hall – Videos and county and township historic displays
Steam Engine – Display and demonstration of a steam engine by Dave Kemler on the east lawn
Tent on the Green – Quilt show
Thorland Ice House – Historic displays
Tool Shed – Farm tool displays and antique sleigh
Village Church – Open house and music

CONTACT US
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Karen Maxfield, Cultural Events Coordinator
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989-328-1065
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