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New events at Montcalm Heritage Festival

New events at Montcalm Heritage Festival
A bake sale and historic displays will be featured in the Sidney General Store during Montcalm Heritage Festival, July 31 through Aug. 2, on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.

A bake sale and historic displays will be featured in the Sidney General Store during Montcalm Heritage Festival, July 31 through Aug. 2, on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.

SIDNEY – A glider demonstration by Brent Wickerham, of Greenville, is new to this year’s 28th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival, July 31-Aug. 2 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus.

Wickerham is an experienced hang-glider who is able to launch from flat ground. If the weather is conducive, he will launch Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. in the north field. If the weather and/or wind speed is not suitable for launch, he will wear his outfit and talk about hang-gliding.

Also new this year, the American Mountain Men will have a camp all three days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the south field. They will demonstrate fire starting with flint and steel as well as how to fire off a muzzle-loading flintlock musket. They will also provide other demonstrations by request with other various items utilized between 1820 and 1840.

Other new features include a cake walk and a watermelon toss. The cake walk will be all three days at 12:30 p.m. at the gazebo. The watermelon toss will be Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. in Heritage Village.

Several events run all three days including historical displays in Heritage Village buildings, a tool and machinery show in the blacksmith shop, display of a 1937 Chevrolet-General Pumper fire truck, Civil War encampment, craft demonstrations, music, printing demonstrations, ice cream parlor and dairy equipment display, used book sale and antique small engine displays.

Ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball, known as “The Boogie Woogie Kid,” comes to MCC’s Barn Theater for one performance on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. (See story this page.)

On Aug. 2, the MCC Foundation will host its pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. in MCC’s Activities Building. Proceeds from the breakfast support MCC scholarships. The cost is $5 per person in advance or $6 at the door. Advance tickets are available by calling (989) 328-1284 or by emailing terrys@montcalm.edu.

Vintage Base Ball will return to Montcalm Heritage Festival on Aug. 2 on MCC’s south lawn. Following rules and customs from the 1860s, all cranks, or fans, are invited to watch as three club nines, or teams, try to score enough aces, or runs, to win the game. MCC’s Sidney Stars, Kent Base Ball Club and Fallasburg Flats will play. Games start at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

Other special events on Aug. 2 include children’s activities, live music, tractor/wagon rides, a Historic schoolhouse reenactment and festival games.

Montcalm Heritage Village was established in 1986 on MCC’s campus and has grown to include 28 buildings and hundreds of artifacts from local areas depicting life in Michigan in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 31 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 1-2. The opening ceremony is July 31 at 10 a.m. at the gazebo.

Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for a complete schedule of events or for more information about Montcalm Heritage Village.

 

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