By Lori Bosworth
You don’t have to go far to enjoy an Ontario fall fair. Black Creek Pioneer Village is hosting their 57th Annual Pioneer Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013. A celebration of Mennonite, Pennsylvania-German traditions, the festival features autumn activities that will take you back in history including 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.
This year, a quilt auction featuring Mennonite quilts will take place at 12 noon. For an additional fee, you’ll be able to take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the Schmidt-Dalziel property from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to meet the brew-master and visit and sample beer at the brewery and mill for an extra cost.
Other activities at the harvest festival include a book and furniture sale, hand quilting demonstration, cider mill demonstration, rummage sale, apple schnitzing, grain threshing and candle dipping demonstrations.
Adult admission is $15, Seniors and Students (15+ with ID) $14, Children (5-15) $11 and 4 and under Free. MAP passes will not be accepted for this event. Parking is $7. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.