Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

Location: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons - 16164 Highway 12, Midland
Date: Saturday, 6 Oct 2018 - Sunday, 7 Oct 2018
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

On the historic site, there will be lots of heritage activities for families to enjoy, including pumpkin decorating, traditional planting of “The Three Sisters” (corn, beans, and squash), sampling of historic foods and tea, torch-making demonstrations, corn-on-the cob, and an historic encampment. Costumed staff will share the story of the original 17th-century Jesuit mission.

Restaurant Sainte-Marie will be open on both days during the event, featuring its famous “Three Sisters Soup” adapted from an award-winning Native recipe.

The event is a regional favourite and typically includes both new and returning artisans. The wide variety of new products includes:

• Original acrylic artwork on slate and canvas

• Wildlife wood carvings

• Birch-bark greeting cards

• Glass and crystal ornaments

• Unique wreaths and centerpiece arrangements with natural materials

• Exquisite purses

• Jewelry

Returning artists will showcase:

• Fan-carved birds

• Home-made wooden birdhouses

• Jewelry made from silver, brass, copper, bone, and shells

• Ceramic giftware

• Native drums and leather goods

• Wood burned gourds

• Quillwork and much more