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Heritage Festival


The 35th annual Heritage Festival is Aug. 4-6 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. During the three-day event, self-guided tours are available of all Heritage Village buildings with docents to provide information and answer questions. In addition, special features include reenactments, historic displays, craft demonstrations, vendors, music, children’s activities, Vintage Base Ball and other offerings. For more information, contact Shannon Kilduff at 616-894-9947. 

2022 Heritage Festival Daily Events Calendar


  • Thursday, Aug. 4 – Honoring Seniors Day
    • Buildings will not open until after the opening ceremony at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 5 – Children’s Day
    • Pony rides - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Children's activities, crafts, games and prizes - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 – “Salute to Veterans” Day
    • Montcalm Community College Foundation Pancake Breakfast - 8 to 10:30 a.m.
      • Outside of the Activities Building on MCC's Sidney Campus.
      • Advance tickets available for purchase from MCC Board of Trustees and MCC Foundation Board members. $5 in advance or $6 at the event.
    • Vintage Base Ball - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Petting Zoo - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Old Fashioned Church Service - 2 p.m.

All Three Days

  • Arts and Crafts – Craft Lane
  • Bandstand/Gazebo – Music and entertainment
  • Belle’s Hat Shoppe – Historic displays
  • Blacksmith Shop – Open for display and blacksmith demonstrations
  • Cake Walks – At the Children’s Playhouse
  • Children’s Scavenger Hunt – Village-wide
  • Children’s Playhouse – Open for display and activities
  • Civil War Encampment – Demonstrations and exhibits on the north lawn
  • Doctor’s House – Open for display
  • Edmore Jail – Open for display
  • Ehle Barn – Antique farm equipment and small engines
  • Gaffield Schoolhouse – Country school reenactments 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Golf Cart Rides
  • Maintenance of Way – Display of a Railroad Speeder and equipment
  • Montcalm Area Master Gardeners - Garden tours
  • 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 with White Pine District Library displays
  • Rush Dairy – Ice cream parlor with ice cream for sale and dairy equipment
  • Shoen Log Cabin – Historic displays and spinning demonstrations
  • Sidney General Store – Bake sale, candy and pickles for sale and historic displays
  • Sidney Town Hall – County and township historic displays
    • "When Rails Ruled: The History of Railroads Through Montcalm County" presentation by Dana Kenneth Johnson from 1 to 2:30 p.m. daily.
  • Steam Engine - Open for display
  • Tent on the Green – Quilt Show
  • Tool Shed – Farm tool displays and antique sleigh
  • Village Church – Open for display

Country School Reenactment

The Heritage Village School needs volunteer students for first through eighth-grades for its country school reenactments from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Aug. 4-6, 2022. Click here to sign up.

Shannon Kilduff