Celebrate Fall at Black Creek Pioneer Village Harvest FestivalSeptember 12, 2012 No Comments
You don’t have to go far to enjoy an Ontario fall fair. Black Creek Pioneer Village is hosting their 56th Annual Pioneer Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2012. A celebration of Mennonite, Pennsylvania-German traditions, the festival features autumn activities that will take you back in history including the Black Creek Historic Brewery Tour, a quilt auction and a presentation of homemade pies, cheese curds, sausages, apple butter and handmade ice cream, all of which can be purchased and taken home.
Black Creek Historic Brewery Tour
This year, the harvest festival will feature a new specialty beer, Fresh Hop/Wet Hop Pale Ale in addition to regular specialty beers. Beer, which is sold in 64 oz. growlers, is $16 including tax and a $4 refundable deposit for the growler. You can purchase a growler at the brewery or restaurant. You’ll have a chance to meet the brew-master, visit the brewery and mill and sample beer during the brewery tour, which takes place at 2 p.m. and costs $4.50 (in addition to village admission). If you just want to sample beer and learn about drinking in the 1860s you can do so at the Beer Sampler and Guided Tasting of 3 Beers sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The cost for each session is $4.50 (in addition to village admission).
Other activities at the harvest festival include horse drawn carriages, live music, Victorian dancing and butter churning and candle dipping demonstrations.
Adult admission is $15, Seniors and Students $14, Children (5-15) $11 and 4 and under Free. MAP passes will not be accepted. Parking is $7. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.