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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lang Pioneer Village Heritage Celebration


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Our Family is meeting for a potluck picnic at noon today at Lang Pioneer Village. Meet me there with the secret phrase:I'm #Vicky about it! Get another entry in the contest.

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2009 ~ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Come celebrate textile traditions at Lang Pioneer Village during Lang’s Heritage Celebration Weekend featuring the “Festival of Textiles” on August 8th and 9th from 10am to 4pm each day. On Saturday, enjoy a period clothing fashion show, the largest historical fashion show in the region- back by popular demand.@1:30  it's a go! Enjoy “Canadian history in music” with Juno-nominated recording artist Mike Ford, represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, on the Village green.

Experience a “Sheep to Shawl” both days as you watch handweavers and spinners create a shawl from start to finish beginning with sheep shearing demonstrations and ending with a raffle for the completed shawl. On the green, take an opportunity to view various textile demonstrations including weaving, rug hooking, quilting, knitting, spinning, lace making, tatting, natural dyeing, basket weaving, rug braiding and textile conservation. Interact with members of visiting guilds including the Northumberland Rug Hooking Guild, Campbellford-Seymour Rug Hooking Guild, Peterborough and Warkworth Handweavers and Spinners and the Warkworth Knitting Guild. View an antique sewing machine demonstration in the Milburn and an antique spinning wheel display by Our Spinning Heritage Museum in the Town Hall. Visit the Trades Barn and see how traditional corn brooms and rope are made.

Be sure to stop by the Village’s Keene Hotel, where you can purchase a nice cold glass of lemonade or ginger beer and fresh baked fruit pie, cookies and taffy tarts. Also, don’t forget to visit the Cheese Factory to pick up a bag of fresh Empire Cheese curd. Take a tour of the Village by free horse-drawn wagon ride and children can try their hand at weaving by creating their own woven bookmark to take home.

Admission: Adults ($10), Students and Seniors ($9), Youth (5-14) $6, Family ($30) includes 2 adults and 4 youth, under 5 free. All taxes included. For more information visit


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