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Heritage Days slated for this weekend

Staff and volunteers at the Heritage Center are gearing up for the 27th annual Heritage Days celebration, which will take place this weekend, Sept. 28-30.

Much is planned for the weekend, said Rachél Starbuck, of the Heritage Center.

New this year will be a silversmith selling jewelry and hosting demonstrations at the blacksmith shop.

Jimmy Miller, a New Richmond High School student and woodworking national award winner, will also be on hand demonstrating his craft.

"We are going to have a ton of crafters here," Starbuck said. "We have well over a dozen crafters this year. That's more than previous years."

The crafts sold at Heritage Days are restricted to handmade items, Starbuck said.

"We don't allow anything manufactured," she said.

Starbuck said the weekend's turnout will depend on the weather.

"We're expecting a lot of people to show up," she said. "I'm praying for sun and mid-70s. I'm not asking for 80s, but mid-70s."

Usually about 1,600 to 1,900 people attend the weekend's event, she said.

Other weekend events include:


• Spaghetti Dinner, from 4:30-7 p.m., Heritage Center Pavilion. Cost is $7, kids 12 and younger $3.


• Fall Five Mile and 5K Run/Walk. This is an event includes a three-quarter mile kids race. Registration is at 7 a.m.; run starts at 8 a.m.

• Antique Tractor Pull - 9 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. pull at Doboy, 869 S. Knowles Ave.

• Flea and Farmers' Markets open.


• Heritage Family Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Event includes pony rides, food tent, kids games, craft demonstrations, civil war re-enactors, craft sale, genealogy, free touring of the historic buildings, flea market and much more.

Call 715-246-3276 for more information.