Enjoy a First Taste of Autumn

The Labour Day weekend has come and gone, youngsters are trudging back to school, and — yes, let’s admit it — we’re going to miss the summer. But it’s still warm out, the leaves have yet to turn, and there’s plenty to enjoy at the Village as we ease slowly into fall.

This month’s lineup of special events will kick off Saturday September 16 with the ever-popular Pioneer Harvest Festival: your destination for the chance to sample every imaginable culinary delight — from homemade pies to savoury sausages. Horse-drawn carriage rides, a quilt auction, and demonstrations of traditional crafts complete the day.

Lovers of all things handmade will want to return the next day, Sunday September 17, for the annual Artisan Village Festival, which showcases the wares of local artists, designers and craftspeople.

Other September highlights include the annual Home School Day (Tuesday September 19), and the continuation of our Black Creek Nightlife program of evening activities.

Want to see the Village in a new way? Download our new Pioneer Vision app to enjoy a virtual reality experience on your smartphone or tablet. Get it on Google Play or the App Store.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Blythe, a history actor here at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

Well, it’s September: back to school and back to our regular routines. And while the summer may be wrapping up there’s still so much to do herel So what is happening the village in September? Let’s find out!

Enjoy the sights smells and tastes of the Pioneer Harvest Festival September 16th. This Mennonite and Pennsylvanian-German inspired event features delicious foods. There’s horse-drawn wagon rides, a quilt auction, demonstrations of cider-making, quilt-making, candle-dipping and threshing.

The very next day, September 17th, the Artisan Village Festival takes place. This is an event sure to delight your senses: a festival of food, drink and design.

Home School Day on September 19th is meant especially for those students who are taught at home. With a wide array of activities — from music, dancing and historic crafts and trades, to games and 19th-century sports — this is a day not to be missed.

Past and present mingle in Pioneer Vision: Black Creek’s new virtual reality experience bring your smartphone and try it out.

And, of course, well underway is the Village’s newest night-time feature: Nightlife, with axe-throwing, escape rooms, archery dodgeball and haunted walks. These special evening events turn a Village experience into an unexpectedly hair-raising, thrill-seeking good time. Be sure to book online, as spots are filling up fast.

It’s a jam-packed September, so be sure to get in on the fun. For ticket information, go to blackcreek.ca.