(Press Release From the Vicksburg Historical Society)

Join the fun this fall in celebration of Vicksburg’s agricultural heritage during the Vicksburg Harvest Festival held at the Vicksburg Historic Village, 300 North Richardson Street, Vicksburg, MI with activities for the whole family from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Harvest Festival is a fundraiser to support the preservation efforts of the Vicksburg Historical Society. Bring your appetite for the pie baking contest; and a petting zoo with a variety of barnyard animals including sheep, lambs, pigs, goats and even Tornado the bull. “This is an amazing event with over 3,000 people attending last year,” said Bob Smith, Event Co-Chair. “We expect an even larger turnout this year as the event continues to expand into its seventh year.”

There will be hay rides, Model A car rides, vendors with many homemade items, food booths, storytelling, a scavenger hunt, saw mill demonstration, and an old time photographer with period costumes available to remember your visit. All the buildings in the Historic Village will be open to visit, including the Depot Museum, Express Office, Caboose and Boxcar, Print Shop, School House, Farm House and Barn, Gazebo, Township Hall, Garage and Cemetery. There will also be a “sneak peek” at the new General Store/Sweet Shop currently under construction. The day would not be complete without music in the pavilion and gazebo to set the festive atmosphere. K’zoo Folklife will be playing at the Festival from noon to 12:45, followed by the BenJammin Kids’ Concert from 1:00-1:40 p.m., then the Swan Creek Bank from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

“The community support has really been outstanding,” said Fred Rainer, Event Co-Chair. “The day would not be possible without the entire team of volunteers and sponsors including Brady Township, Ronningen Research & Development, Fred’s Pharmacy, Thad Reeder Automotive, Hill’s Pharmacy, Grossman PLC, and Family Doctors of Vicksburg.” The 7th Annual Vicksburg Harvest Festival is a great way to celebrate the start of fall!

For more information call the Village Historical Society at 269-649-1733 or visitwww.VicksburgHistory.org. The Vicksburg Historical Society publishes a newsletter and organizes programs throughout the year as part of their mission to interpret and present history in an engaging format for all to enjoy. The Society preserves, advances and disseminates knowledge of the history of the greater Vicksburg area through research, the preservation of artifacts, and the presentation of exhibits, programs and events.