Here are the activities, entertainment, and shopping opportunities in 2018.
Music! Eclectic sounds from various groups! Besides hearing the outdoor performances in the village’s town hall green, you can join Mennonites in singing hymns in four part harmony in the Mennonite Meeting House at 10:30am. As we said back in 2013, “No experience is required”. Or just listen in, as modern Toronto Mennonites harmonize much as did their great-grandparents. (The Mennonite Meeting House is building #39 in the official map. Head north after you go through the visitor centre where you entered the Village. Turn right as you pass the tin smith’s shop, and the next building is the meeting house. Directly north is the town hall green).
Here are some more music photos from 2016, when performers were in the quilt auction building:
Learn more about Mennonite Central Committee at their booth.
The Mennonite Foundation became one of our sponsors in 2015. Learn more about your options for ethical investing and estate planning at their booth.
Mennonite Central Committee runs Care & Share Thrift Shops, which sell 2nd hand clothing, toys, books; and more! We’re popping-up a store on site, just for you.
The quilt auction has its own page in this web site… but you knew that already, didn’t you?
Explore the Village!
Here’s something so new in 2015, it needs a new category! Nick Schuurman will sell handmade print art at Toronto Mennonite Festival, and donate the proceeds to MCC. Nick is a member of a Mennonite Church in Hamilton. If more artisans would like to get involved in 2016, contact us!
Unfortunately, Nick cannot join us in 2016.
Black Creek Pioneer Village itself is a lovely setting for children to explore, and has a variety of buildings with their on-site guides. The Toronto Mennonite Festival also tries to provide different features specifically for children. Willowgrove Day Camp, founded by and still linked to Mennonites in the GTA, has developed their expertise on a farmstead in Stouffeville over four decades of operation.
Enjoy the scenery in the village!