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53rd Annual Pioneer Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village



Dates: September 19, 2009
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway,
Toronto, ON M3J 2P3


Event Details:
There's nothing like it in the GTA. This Mennonite and Pennsylvania-German festival celebrates the fall harvest by showcasing traditional foods, food-making demonstrations, livestock presentations, ancestral handicrafts, and live music.

  • Watch as team of 40 volunteers prepares over 1,000 lbs of sausage
  • Get your bids in at the popular hand-made quilt auction
  • Join four generations of the Sniders making apple cider with the family's historic cider press, a part of the Black Creek collection.
  • Choose from over 500 homemade pies: enjoy there, or take one home

A special highlight this year will be a guided tour by horse-drawn wagon to the north property of Pioneer Village to see the Schmit-Dalziel barn - Ontario's oldest barn is celebrating its 200th birthday this year!

Proceeds from the Pioneer Festival are used to support international relief agencies and the Ten Thousand Villages program.


Adults: $15.00
Students and Seniors: $14.00
Children (ages 5 to 15): $11.00
Members: Free

For more information visit: or call 416 736-1733


Black Creek Pioneer Village is one block east of Jane St., south off Steeles Avenue, right next to York University. The Village is south east of Hwy 7 and Hwy 400. Parking is available on site.


Public Transportation:
From the Finch subway station using the Steeles 60 West route, or from the Jane Station using the Jane 35 route. Visit York Region Transit has several options. Visit


Media contact:
Eric Philpott
philpott | communications
(905) 773-6651


About Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can explore 40 heritage homes, shops and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). Visit