The 29th Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 and Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Scipio Township Park, 3501 W. Joliet Road, in historic Door Village. There is No Admission charge to attend the festival, however Parking is $3.00 per vehicle and any Donations will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds from the festival will go to benefit the Scipio Township Park.
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 compliments of Mayor Tom Dermody. Sunday will be the famous Pork Chop Dinner from 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. A variety of other foods will also be available from local vendors at the Food Court as well as the delicious homemade baked goods from the 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.
Many of the favorite features of the festival will be returning. 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 demonstrations spinning and quilting while Grandpa’s Woodshed will demonstrate wood carving and wood working. Grandpa’s Barnyard will include a variety of farm animals to delight children of all ages. The Children’s Area will have a variety of old-fashioned children’s games with prizes, and for a small donation kids can ride the miniature Door Village Air Line Railroad.
The Four A’s Car Club Auto Show will be from 9:00 to 1:00 Saturday and Sunday and will include the Black Sheep Car Club, Rusted Knuckles Car Club, and the Sunday Farmer Tractors.
A wide variety of entertainment will be featured on the Festival Stage during the weekend including KALITA, Master of Magic! and musicians For Pete’s Sake, Johnny V., and the Quatresonics Barbershop Quartet.
The popular Horse and Wagon Tours of History (driven by Tammy Heinen and her handsome horses and narrated by La Porte County Historian Bruce Johnson) will continue on Saturday and Sunday for a small donation. Learn fascinating facts 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 local families, homes, and businesses of the past and present.
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 interesting stories of their lives from different eras in history.
People of all ages will enjoy walking through the Pioneer Village encampment of 1832 and the Civil War Camp with reenactors dressed in period clothes as they share stories and demonstrate artifacts commonly used during those historic times.
Come to the Door Village Harvest Festival! There’s something fun for everyone!
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