In the 1980's, a group of Wainfleet gentlemen all shared the same vision and worked diligently to make it come true. Thus in 1988, the first Marshville Heritage Festival was born. "The lifestyle of a Wainfleet farm family in the 1890's" was the theme of that first festival & still remains to today.

 

The Morgan-Neff log cabin & the Dean Sawmill, (that also housed the Palcso Blacksmith Shop) were the only buildings that year, both taken down and reconstructed by these men and some volunteers. There were a small number of farm demonstrators, entertainment, Black Powder group, food vendors, crafters, Town Crier Robert Heil, and 5000 visitors. It was truly a successful Festival...well beyond their expectations!

 

As we open our 29th annual Festival we are thankful that these same men & volunteers who reconstructed and moved 17 more buildings continue to give of their time to keepimproving and maintaining  our unique Marshville Heritage Village. We are very grateful to many individuals and local businesses for their  donations of equipment, cash, and artifacts over the past years. Our only source of revenue is from the 3 day annual festival and is used to build /refurbish / maintain this operation during the following year

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No one is paid and no public monies have ever been used.

Over the years, Marshville has been involved with many community projects including many improvements to the arena in the areas of hydro, washrooms, and refurbished picnic tables. Tennis Courts have been resurfaced and soccerfields upgraded. Monetary gifts have been given to the Wainfleet Fair Board and the Wainfleet Firefighters plus many memorial gifts.

In addition to the annual Festival there are private tours and Grade 3 students are privileged to participate in our "in-village" school program using provincial-curriculum-based school programs.

On the last Sunday in November,once again our volunteers help to organize "Christmas in the Village". An afternoon of hands-on fun for the whole family. Celebrate Christmas in the good old fashioned way.
 

We have been truly blessed with many volunteers, good weather and a core group of very hard working individuals who know that our great heritage will be lost if events such as these are not available for all to experience.
 

We think of those individuals who were faithful volunteers and have now passed away. Their spirit of community will always be remembered.

 

 

 

 

 improving and maintaining  our unique Marshville Heritage Village. We are very grateful to many individuals and local businesses for their  donations of equipment, cash, and artifacts over the past years. Our only source of revenue is from the 3 day annual festival and is used to build /refurbish / maintain this operation during the following year.

No one is paid and no public monies have ever been used.

Over the years, Marshville has been involved with many community projects including many improvements to the arena in the areas of hydro, washrooms, and refurbished picnic tables. Tennis Courts have been resurfaced and soccerfields upgraded. Monetary gifts have been given to the Wainfleet Fair Board and the Wainfleet Firefighters plus many memorial gifts.

In addition to the annual Festival there are private tours and Grade 3 students are privileged to participate in our "in-village" school program using provincial-curriculum-based school programs.

On the last Sunday in November,once again our volunteers help to organize "Christmas in the Village". An afternoon of hands-on fun for the whole family. Celebrate Christmas in the good old fashioned way.
 

We have been truly blessed with many volunteers, good weather and a core group of very hard working individuals who know that our great heritage will be lost if events such as these are not available for all to experience.
 

We think of those individuals who were faithful volunteers and have now passed away. Their spirit of community will always be remembered.