Hundreds turn out for the Fall Harvest Festival and Pioneer Museum Horse Parade

More than 750 visitors passed through the doors of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan last Sunday (September 10), as the Harvest Fall Festival returned in all its glory, including the popular Horse Parade.

One of the largest equestrian events of its kind in Eastern Ontario, the procession moved through the streets of Dunvegan past the museum beginning at 1 p.m., with the Quigley Highlanders Pipes and Drums leading a long cavalcade of men and riders – with horses -carts, wagons and towed carts. The parade was enjoyed by the hundreds of spectators, as well as the 120 demonstrators and some 70 volunteers who bring Harvest Days to life.

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s annual Harvest Fall Festival is always a delight for young and old – a chance to experience how Glengarry’s early settlers lived and worked. Highlights of the day included demonstrations of pioneer life such as hand churning butter, quilt and rug making, animal husbandry, wool spinning and more. Farm machinery of yesteryear, such as a threshing machine, a horse saw and a mechanical cedar shingle maker, have all been brought back to life.

The festival also featured an impressive Harvest Sale fundraising tent, with tables groaning under the weight of homemade bread, pies, squares and other baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves, fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and more – all available for purchase.

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