Heritage Harvest Reminders
Planning is already under way for this year’s Heritage Harvest Days, scheduled for September 16 and 17. Many favorites will return this year, along with free admission for children 12 years and under. We are very interested in additional artists and crafters who can demonstrate, display, and sell their work, especially arts and crafts related to the heritage theme of the festival and/or the nature oriented activities of the center. We are also very interested in getting additional antique tractors, cars, and trucks on exhibit during the event. All exhibitors receive free admission to the event, as well as free lunch on one day of the festival. Please contact the center at 810-796-3200 if you would like to set up a booth or exhibit this year.
A successful Heritage Harvest weekend requires a variety of contributions from hundreds of volunteers. Please look over the list below and plan to lend a hand in some capacity for this important event.
The Country Store
The Country Store is a very popular shopping spot which needs your donations of antiques, handmade items, collectibles, and heritage related items. Please drop off your donations by September 11 so they can be priced and displayed for Heritage Harvest. Please contact the nature center if you have questions.
Bread and Jam Table
The Bread and Jam Table at Heritage Harvest features all kinds of old-fashioned goodies and is a wonderful complement to the Country Store. We need your baked goods, jams and other canned goods for sale at the table. Make an extra jar or two so that we’ll have enough for both Saturday and Sunday. Pies are always a big hit. Items for the Bread and Jam Table can be dropped off during the week prior to Heritage Harvest or in the morning on Saturday or Sunday. Baked goods can be made in advance, frozen, and dropped off on the days of the event.
Volunteers are an essential part of the success of Heritage Harvest; please mark the dates on your calendar now and plan to help out on at least one day or perhaps two. Food servers, parking attendants, and a host of other volunteers are needed. People who can help out during the days before and after the event are especially important, as set-up and tear-down of Heritage Harvest Days is a great deal of work. Volunteers from previous years will be contacted. New volunteers should call the center so that we can work out a Heritage Harvest assignment for you.