Go back in time this weekend at Heritage Days
Events for the 28th annual Heritage Days Festival begin on Friday and run through Sunday at the New Richmond Heritage Center.
“It’s kind of a showcase of what the Heritage Center is and what we do,” said Irv Sather, executive director of the Heritage Center. “A lot of people think it’s just the flea market, but what we’re trying to do is say ‘hey, it’s a lot more than that.’ We’ve got 10 or 11 buildings out there. We like people to come out, use the grounds and look at the buildings and displays.”
Events kick off on Friday, Sept. 27, with a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Adults can partake for a suggested donation of $7, and children 12 and younger for a suggested donation of $3.
At 8 a.m., on Saturday morning, runners and walkers can take part in a 5-mile run, a 5K run, a 5K walk and a kids race. Registration is at 7 a.m. In addition, the Heritage Center’s flea and farmers’ market will be open.
At 10 a.m., a tractor pull will take place behind Doboy at Domain (The Space) area north of the dam. Participants should arrive at 9 a.m.
The main event of the weekend is the Heritage Family Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’ll have all the old-time things in all the buildings,” Sather said. “We have some great displays. You can see the grounds and all the buildings at no cost. There will be crafters doing demonstrations, food and fun things for kids to do.”
The Heritage Center grounds consist of the Bell-Tierney Farmstad, a blacksmith shop, Camp 9 School, Ubet Store, a Norwegian cabin, the Northside House, the Heritage Church, the History Shed, the Pavilion and more.
“We moved some buildings in to help tell the story of what occurred early on in New Richmond’s history,” Sather said. “It’s just nice to see people enjoying the grounds on a nice fall day.”
Learn more about the Heritage Days Festival and the New Richmond Heritage Center at www.nrheritagecenter.org.