ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Attention all fall lovers! Come celebrate the abundance of the season at the Hometown Harvest Festival at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons over Thanksgiving weekend.
Throw on a cozy sweater, grab a coffee in the Flint and Timber Co. boutique, then explore an extensive craft show with more than 40 talented local artisans and vendors.
Head onto the historic site to meet our heritage animals and check out fun historical crafts, demonstrations and activities for the whole family.
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron-Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Indigenous visitors. This community was abandoned and burned down in 1649.
After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life with costumed historical interpreters, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Located near Midland, on the Wye River, this world-renowned reconstruction offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life through self-guided visits, group tours, interactive education programs, and special events. Complete your experience by exploring our interpretive museum and themed gift shop.