The 27th Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9th, and Sunday, September 10th, 2023 at Scipio Township Park at 3501 W. Joliet Road. There is No Admission charge to attend the festival; however, there is a $3.00 Parking Fee. All proceeds from the festival go to improving and maintaining the park.
Many of the favorite features of the festival will be returning. The Four A’s Car Club will have an Auto Show starting Saturday at 9 and Sunday at 10. A large variety of Craft Vendors will be a highlight for all who enjoy shopping for quality crafts and other products. Grandma’s Parlor will feature ladies demonstrating their quilting skills on beautiful hand-made quilts and other crafts of yesteryear while Grandpa’s Woodshed will demonstrate such skills as wood carving and wood working. Children will enjoy a variety of fun activities including Grandpa’s Barnyard with a variety of farm animals to delight children of all ages. FREE bike helmets donated by Bike Safety Indiana will be given to all children while supplies last!
The popular Horse and Wagon Tours of History on Joliet Road will continue on Saturday and Sunday. You will learn fascinating stories about Historic Door Village including the early settlers, the 1832 Fort of the Blackhawk War, Parkinson’s La Porte-Valparaiso Stage Coach, the New York/Chicago Electric Air Line Railroad, and many local homes and businesses of the past.
Saturday morning will have a patriotic opening ceremony at 8:30 and the annual Pancake & French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:00 A.M. which is Free to all Veterans. Sunday will be the famous Pork Chop Dinner from 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. A nice variety of treats will be available from local vendors at the Food Court as well as the delicious homemade baked goods from our popular Country Bake Shop. There will also be old-fashioned Ham and Beans as well as Chicken and Noodles on Saturday from 11:00 until it’s gone.
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 PM will be the Living Cemetery Tour when actors portray people who are buried in the 1834 Door Village Cemetery. At their gravestones, citizens from the past will share fascinating stories of their lives from different eras in history .
People of all ages will again enjoy walking through the Pioneer Village encampment of 1832 visiting with reenactors dressed in period clothes as they share and demonstrate artifacts commonly used during those times in history.
A wide variety of musical entertainment will be featured on our Festival Stage during the weekend including Phil Anderson, Homemade Jamm, the Good Timing Barbershop Quartet, Folk Grass and For Pete’s Sake!
Come to the Door Village Harvest Festival! There’s something fun for everyone!
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