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Heritage Festival

 

The 34th annual Heritage Festival is Aug. 5-7 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, visit montcalm.edu/heritage-festival or contact Shannon Kilduff at 616-894-9947. 

2021 Heritage Festival Daily Events Calendar

 

Thursday, August 5 – Honoring Seniors Day

  • 10a.m., Festival opening – Bandstand/Gazebo
  • 10a.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 scavenger hunt – Heritage Village
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s activities, crafts, games and prizes – Children’s Playhouse
    • 1 p.m., Children’s cake walk – Children’s Playhouse
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Quilt Show – 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
  • 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Entertainment– Bandstand/Gazebo
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m., Ghost Towns of Michigan, presented by Dana Johnson - Township Hall

Friday, August 6 – Children’s Day

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s activities, crafts, games and prizes – Children’s Playhouse
    • 12 to 1 p.m., Bucket Fillers book authors will be offering activities – Children’s Playhouse
    • 1 p.m., Children’s cake walk – Children’s Playhouse
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pony Rides – Heritage Village grounds
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Entertainment – Bandstand/Gazebo
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Quilt Show – 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
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m., Ghost Towns of Michigan presented by Dana Johnson - Township Hall

Saturday, August 7 – “Salute to Veterans” Day

  • 9 a.m., Vintage Base Ball – MCC South Lawn and Heritage Village East Lawn
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s activities, crafts, games and prizes – Children’s Playhouse
    • 1 p.m., Children’s cake walk – Children’s Playhouse
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Entertainment – 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
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petting Zoo – Heritage Village grounds
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Quilt Show – Tent on the Green
  • 11 a.m., Garden tour presented by the Montcalm Area Master Gardners11 a.m., Old-fashioned patriotic church service – Heritage Village Church
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salute to Veterans – Bandstand/Gazebo
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m., Ghost Towns of Michigan presented by Dana Johnson - Township Hall

All Three Days

  • Arts and Crafts – Craft Lane
    • Judy Asiala - Jewelry, dish cloths and scrubbers, other hand sewn items
    • Leslie Ann Wood - Paintings
    • Dave Haddix - Stone lamps
    • Cheryl Rademacher - Crochet scrubbies and other crocheted items
    • Roxanne Niner - Bird baths
  • Bandstand/Gazebo – Music and entertainment
  • Belle’s Hat Shoppe – Historic displays
  • Blacksmith Shop – Open for display
  • Cake Walks – 1 p.m. 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 – Open for display
  • Golf Cart Rides – Compliments of Fry’s Golf Carts, Carson City
  • Maintenance of Way – Display of a Railroad Speeder and equipment
  • Montcalm Area Master Gardeners – Plant Sale (Please note: Limited number of plants for sale.)
  • 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
  • Steam Engine – Display and demonstration of a steam engine by Dave Kemler on the east lawn
  • Tent on the Green – Quilt Show
  • Tool Shed – Farm tool displays and antique sleigh
  • Village Church – Open for display
CONTACT US
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Shannon Kilduff
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616-894-9947