Marshville Heritage Festival: old fashioned fun for everyone

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Fun the old fashioned way, 29th Marshville Heritage Festival goers had lots to do Saturday Sept. 2/2017 at the popular Wainfleet event.

Heritage displays, activities for the children, shopping for arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more, there is lots to do at the festival where past meets present.

“It’s been a wonderful day, we’ve had loads of people,” event chair Margaret Robertson said. “It’s been busier than average today, I think it’s something to do with the cooler but nice weather.”

“We are expecting about 12,000 – 15,000 people to come her throughout the weekend,” she said.

The festival’s secret for success comes down to the people that volunteer to help year after year. People who were volunteering when the festival started are now getting their children, their grand-children involved.

“It’s all the volunteers that make it successful,” Robertson said. “All the volunteers who come together and do what they do because they love to share.”

“We’ve had volunteers that have been here all 29 years, they come back year-after-year, they love it here,” she said.

To anyone who has never visited Marshville Heritage Festival before Robertson issues an assurance that it’s a great place to visit.

“I believe this is a great family event,” she said. “There’s something for everyone.”

There’s just too many examples of great activities for the families to list, Robertson named a few of her favourites.

“We have rope making for the kids, it’s always very popular, horse and buggy rides,” she said. “For the adults, there’s a display about how they lived in the late 1800s, early 1900s. Some may have even seen some of the items in their own house or their grandparent’s house.”

“Today was also a car show, early cars up to 1950, tomorrow will be 1950 to 1984, Monday is the English cars and antique motorcycles,” she said.

The hours for Sunday Sept. 3 and Monday Sept. 4 are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $6.00 per person, kids under 10 free and seniors 65+ $5.00.

For more information see the Marshville Heritage Festival website:



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