Harvest Festival Sunday at Sutherland-Wilson Farmstead

 09/20/2015 - 02:57
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The 7th Annual Harvest Festival at the Sutherland-Wilson Farmstead features wagon rides, music, face painting, carriage photos, petting farm, and a chance to purchase pumpkins from the farm.

Pittsfield Charter Township, in partnership with the Pittsfield Historical Society and the Parks and Recreation Department, will hold its 7th Annual Harvest Festival on from 2:00 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Sutherland-Wilson Farmstead (797 Textile Road).

“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with the Pittsfield Township Historical Society. First held in 2009, the Harvest Festival was established to provide for an annual fundraiser for the Historical Society so we may celebrate our heritage while fostering a sense of community for now and into the future,” noted Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal.

This year marks an historic milestone for the township.

"2015 marks the 200th year anniversary of the first corner post set for the boundary of Pittsfield Township,” explained Mary Ellen Wall, Member of the Pittsfield Township Historical Society. “In honor of the celebration, some Michigan Historical Surveyors will have a reenactment camp at the festival with hands-on demonstrations.”

Other activities for the day include: the LeClair Barn ribbon cutting, performances by the Saline Fiddlers, face painting, carriage photos, petting farm, hay rides, historical crafting demonstrations, self-guided tours of the farm buildings, house tours, with the opportunity to purchase pumpkins from the farmstead’s own garden, and other fundraising treats provided by, and funding, the Pittsfield Township Historical Society. Information on the schedule of events, parking and admission fees can be found at http://www.pittsfield-mi.gov/harvestfestival.

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