Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Northville Heritage Festival begins tomorrow

An annual tradition will officially begin throughout Northville with the step-off of the Victorian Parade at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 13.
The parade will stage in the parking lot of Old Village School on West Cady and then will proceed east on Cady, north on Wing, west on Main, north on West, east on Dunlap, south on Center, west on W. Cady and return to the Old Village School parking lot.
The Northville Heritage Festival takes place every September in downtown Northville and celebrates the rich history and small-town charm of the Northville community, according to organizers from the Northville Chamber of Commerce.
From 9 a.m. until noon tomorrow, Northville Public Schools grade-students will participate in Victorian-related activities throughout town.

The Festival Saloon will open at 5:30 p.m. and provide live entertainment from 7 until 10:30 p.m. It is located on the corner of Cady and Wing streets. Street entertainment including children's pedal cars and community non-profit booths and crafters will be open from 5 until 9 p.m.
The Victorian Parade will fill the streets beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, the Northville Kiwanis Club will host a pancake breakfast at the corner of Cady and Wing streets. They will serve until 11 a.m. From 1 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Beaumont Town Fitness Stage will welcome guests in Town Square and Painting with Paws is set from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Northville Art House.  A History Hike is planned for 10 a.m. at Maybury State Park, too.
The Lions Club Kid Sight Trailer will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on North Venter Street and the non-profit community group booth activities and village craft vendors will be open in the festival area, along with the Kids' Pedal Cars on East Main Street and the Kids' Zone on West Main Street.
There will be a DIA Art Booth open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and entertainment from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. on the Varsity Lincoln Stage. Free horse and carriage rides will be available from noon until 3 p.m. at the corner of West Main and Wing and there will be a Duck, Duck Donkey Petting Farm open on North Center from noon until 5 p.m.
Crowds will be entertained by the strolling stiltwalker from 2 until 6 and there is an old-fashioned vintage baseball game set at noon at Ford Field. The Heritage Festival 5K Run will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Family Glow Run through downtown will take place from 8:30 until 9 p.m.
The Northville Rotary Club Heritage Festival Saloon will again be open from 5 until 9 p.m. at the corner of Cady and Wing streets.
Sunday, Sept. 15 activities will begin with a Baptist Church Service in the Heritage Saloon from 10 until 11 a.m. and the community non-profit booth activities and Village Craft vendors will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the festival area. There will be entertainment on the Varsity Lincoln Stage from 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., the Lions Kid Sight Trailer will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the strolling juggler will appear in the festival area. The DIA Art Booth will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. ant the pedal cars and kids zone rides will also be open until 3 p.m. 

Free horse and carriage rides will be available and the petting farm open from noon until 3 p.m. and there will be several activities at Mill Race Village from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  One of those is the Victorian Tea being served from 12:30 until 3 p.m.Vintage baseball will be played again at Ford Field beginning at 1 p.m. and the official Duck Race Opening Ceremony and declaration of Northville History Month is set for 3 p.m..