Victorian Festival honors history of community
Sept. 13, 2014 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
City streets will come alive with costumed characters and merchants will greet their customers in styles popular during the 1800s during the 27th Annual Victorian Festival in downtown Northville this weekend
Hosted by the Northville Chamber of Commerce, the annual event is a community celebration of the era when Northville was founded as a village and features events, entertainment and fun for the whole family.
The 2014 Festival theme is The Lumbering Industry, a significant feature of the Victorian Era that largely contributed to the expansion and growth of the country, state and community, according to the chamber website. The theme will be evident during the lumberjack show, featuring chainsaw carving and the Great Lakes Timber Show with demonstrations and exhibits.
A Mill Race vendor will be at Northville Square shopping center on Saturday to sell Victorian clothing.
Festival highlights include the Festival Parade at 6:30 Friday, Sept. 12 sponsored by St. John Providence Hospital; non-profit booths selling food and drink all weekend; Ryde Park Carnival at Northville Downs sponsored by Community Financial Credit Union; an art fair managed by Handcrafters Unlimited; a Victorian saloon with musical entertainment; strolling entertainers; Eclipse Vintage Baseball at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ford Field; stiltwalkers; exhibits and activities at Mill Race Historic Village; the Barnyard Express Animal Show and Petting Farm and several other activities and events. The presenting sponsor of the festival is Dick Scott Automotive Group.
Information about the festival is avail
able from the Northville Chamber of Commerce at (248) 349-7640.
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