2019 Northville Heritage Festival

By | September 8, 2019
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Held each September in beautiful Downtown Northville, the Northville Heritage Festival celebrates the rich history and small town charm of the Northville community.  Incorporated as a village in 1867, the next ten years saw the founding of the local newspaper, The Northville Record, as well as the first diploma awarded from the local high school and the opening of Parmenter’s Cider Mill, a community treasure that sits today on Baseline Road.

For the last 150 years, Northville has written a fascinating history as it’s grown into the 21st century, while maintaining a cozy, friendly, community.  Much of the city’s story is available by speaking with members of the Northville Historical Society and visiting Mill Race Village.

The Heritage Festival, formerly known as the Northville Victorian Festival, provides an opportunity for residents of Northville, both past and present, to reminisce, enjoy and celebrate the wonderful town that we’ve all called home.  It’s our pleasure to share our community with visitors who come to shop, dine, attend theaters, work and play.

The Northville Chamber of Commerce presents this yearly festival proudly, and is grateful for our members, neighbors and guests who support our goal of a successful and thriving Northville.

Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 12th

7 pm – The Victorian Lady at the LibraryNorthville District Library

Friday, September 13th

9 am to Noon – Northville Public Schools 3rd grade class program.  Students from 3rd Grade classes at Northville Public Schools will participate in Victorian-related activities throughout town.

5 to 9 pm –  Street Entertainment Children’s Pedal Cars, E. Main Street

5 to 9 pm – Community Non-Profit Booth Activities & Village Craft Vendors.  Throughout the weekend over twenty (20) local non-profit, school groups and fifteen (15) art & craft vendors will be on East Main, providing food, games and fun. Great way to support the community non-profits and school groups.

5 t0 10 pm –  KIDS’ ZONE with rides & inflatables, W. Main Street/  Good old fashioned inflatables and hand moved rides are perfect for all ages.

5:30 to 11 pm – Festival Saloon with live entertainment by the Shawn Riley Bank (7 to 10:30 pm)Corner of Cady and Wing

6:30 pm – Victorian Parade – Click here for Parade Route Online

Saturday, September 14th

8 to 11 am –  Northville Kiwanis Pancake BreakfastCorner of Cady and Wing

8 am to 2 pm – The Beaumont Fitness StageTown Square

9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Painting with PawsArt House

10 am –  History Hike at Maybury State Park

10 am to 6 pm – Lions Kid Sight Trailer.    Northville Lions Club will be offering free eye screening at the Northville Heritage Festival. This is a great time to have your child 6 months or older check for any potential eye issues. Goto www.northvillelionsclub.org for more details.

10 am to 6 pm – Community Non-Profit Booth Activities & Village Craft Vendors.  Throughout the weekend over twenty (20) local non-profit, school groups and fifteen (15) art & craft vendors will be on East Main, providing food, games and fun. Great way to support the community non-profits and school groups.

10 am t0 6 pm –  Kids’ Pedal Cars, E. Main Street

11 am to 10 pm – KIDS’ ZONE with rides & inflatables, W. Main Street

11 am to 6 pm – DIA Art Booth, N. Center

11 am to 3:45 pm – Entertainment at Varsity Lincoln Stage, Main/Center

Noon to 3 pm – Horse and Carriage Rides – Free, Corner of W. Main and Wing

Noon to 5 pm – Duck Duck Donkey Petting Farm, N. Center

Noon to Eclipse Vintage Baseball,  Ford Field

2 to 6 pm – Strolling Stiltwalker, Festival Area

5 to 9 pm – Heritage Festival Saloon, Corner of Cady and Wing.  One of the Festival’s most popular venues, this entertainment tent (serving beer, wine & water) is just the place to hang out on Saturday Evening.  Live music by Northville Folk from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

5:30 pm to 6 pm –  Heritage Festival 5K Run

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Nerf Battle Blaster  at the Northville Community Center.  Children ages 7-13 will receive safety goggles, bandana, 1 piece of pizza and drink.  Pre-registration required $8/person.  Children bring their own nerf guns, but leave their bullets at home (we will supply the bullets).

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm –  Family Glow Run

Sunday, September 15th

10 am to 11 am – Baptist Church Service, Heritage Saloon

10 am to 3 pm –  Community Non-Profit Booth Activities & Village Craft Vendors.  Throughout the weekend over twenty (20) local non-profit, school groups and fifteen (15) art & craft vendors will be on East Main, providing food, games and fun. Great way to support the community non-profits and school groups.

10 am to 2:45 pm – Entertainment, Varsity Lincoln Stage

10 am to 3 pm –  Lions Kid Sight Trailer.  Northville Lions Club will be offering free eye screening at the Northville Heritage Festival. This is a great time to have your child 6 months or older check for any potential eye issues. Go to www.northvillelionsclub.org for more details.

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Strolling Juggler, Festival Area

10 am to 1:30 pm – Strolling Stiltwalker, Festival Area

10 am to 3 pm – Kids’ Pedal Cars, E. Main

11 am to 3 pm –  DIA Art BoothN. Center

11 am to 3 pm – KIDS’ ZONE with rides & inflatables,  W. Main

11 am to 3:30 pm – Mill Race Village Activities, Mill Race Historical Village

Noon to 3 pm – Horse  & Carriage Rides – Free, Corner of W. Main and Wing

Noon to 3 pm –  Duck Duck Donkey Petting Farm, N. Center

12:30 to 3 pm –  Victorian TeaMill Race Historical Village

1 – 2 pm –  Henry & Friends an Interactive Production, Beaumont Stage in Town Square.  Be transported to 1925 and interact with 3 famous historical celebrities. Doré Productions of Northville presents “Henry and Friends” featuring Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. Learn about their friendships, their families and their outstanding contributions to American industry. This interactive production has been presented for dozens of tour groups all over Southeash Michigan. Although highly authentic, this show is also presented with a keen sense of humor by Doré Productions.
Presentation Sponsor: Maybury Farm & Northville Community Foundation

1 pm – Eclipse Vintage Baseball, Ford Field

1:30 pm to 2:30pm – Strolling Juggler

3 pm –  Duck Race Opening Ceremony & Declaraton of Northville History Month, Mill Race

3:30 pm – Duck Race, Mill Race Historical Village

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All entertainers and times are subject to change.

NORTHVILLE 3RD GRADERS CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF THEIR TOWN.

 

NORTHVILLE HISTORY MAKERS

This year’s history maker will honor David Clarkson. See his banner as well as last year’s history makers, Mary Lapham and Francis Beal, on Main Street. To read about their contribution to Northville click on their images below.

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    Victorian Parade

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  • Friday, September 13th @ 6:30pm

     

    Participate in the Festival Parade

    The Victorian Parade application form is now closed.

    If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Northville Chamber of Commerce.

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