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Door Village Harvest Festival

     The Annual Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on the first weekend in September on Saturday,  (8am – 5pm), and Sunday,  (9am – 4pm)  at Scipio Township Park at 3501 W. Joliet Road, LaPorte, Indiana.  There is No Admission charge to attend the festival; however, there is a 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.  On Saturday morning, the V.F.W. will present an Opening Ceremony   to recognize all branches of the military service. The Antique Automobile and Tractor Show and Parade will again be a special event on Saturday. Grandma’s Parlor will feature demonstrations of hand-made crafts of yesteryear while Grandpa’s Woodshed will demonstrate such skills as wood carving and wood working. 
     Grandpa’s Barnyard will include a variety of farm animals to delight children of all ages, and kids will also have the opportunity for Pony Rides, and have their faces painted by Clowning Attractions! The Collector’s Corner will show fascinating collections of memorabilia from military to agriculture. A huge variety of Craft Vendors will also be a highlight for many who like to purchase quality products.
     The popular Horse and Wagon Tours of History narrated by Bruce Johnson and driven by Tammy Heinen and her handsome horses will continue on Saturday and Sunday.  You will learn fascinating facts about Historic Door Village including the 1832 Fort, the Air Line Railroad, and many local homes and businesses of the past and present.
     Saturday morning will feature the annual Pancake Breakfast, and Sunday will be the famous Pork Chop Dinner. A nice variety of foods will be available from local vendors at the Food Court as well as delicious homemade baked goods from our Country Bake Shop. There will also be old-fashioned baked beans and ham as well as chicken and noodles on Saturday.
    People of all ages will again enjoy walking through the Pioneer Village encampment of 1832 and the Civil War Camp visiting with reenactors dressed in clothes of the era as they share and demonstrate artifacts commonly used at that time in history. The Potawatomi Village will feature local people in traditional Native American Indian clothing demonstrating life skills and historical artifacts.
   The always popular Cripple Creek will again return to sing a variety of Country and Gospel music tunes on Sunday. Other fine entertainers who will be featured during the weekend will be Phil and Dustin Anderson, Homemade Jamm, the Good Timing Barbershop Quartet, and a group that is new to the festival called Folk Grass.
     Come to the Door Village Harvest Festival where there is something fun . . . for everyone!
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