Your Guide to Hartland's Heritage Day Events

Events are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village area Saturday.

What is it

Welcome to the 11th annual Hartland Heritage Day. First organized by then village area resident Ginny Smoot, the event started as a pot luck for residents but has grown substantially ever since to honor the area's history, according to the Hartland Area Community Council.

There will be pets, scarecrows and performances. Take a Historic Village Hayride Tour or look for some new events that include an old-fashioned barn raising and a Daschund Dash.

There will be old-fashioned games, arts and crafts … and buy a bag of books. And don't forget to listen for announcements of winners for the Heritage Day Scarecrow contest and Hartland Photo Contest. The final time to vote for the People's Choice photograph is Friday at 4 p.m. at Cromaine Library - upstairs in the far corner of the Children's area.

There also will be food, drinks, old time school, a petting zoo, classic cars and an antique tractor show.


Looks like it may be a wet day, so bring your raincoats and umbrellas, but there are plenty of indoor activites to keep you busy! 

Partly cloudy with a chance of showers...then mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 57 to 61. Chance of rain 70 percent, according to the National Weather Service.


The main road through the village will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handicapped parking is available at the the main branch of the Cromaine District Library’s Henry Street lot (south of cemetery).

Main schedule

10 a.m. — Pet Parade — Dress your pet and take a walk! Meet @ the Chamber of Commerce corner (Crouse and Hartland Rd) and walk your pet to Cromaine Library and back. Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow. Cost: FREE

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Classic Car Display and special music — Cromaine Lawn Cost: FREE. Info: Call 810-632-4477.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.- Barn Raising - Students participate in building a barn on Cromaine Lawn.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Tractor Display — on Chamber Lawn Cost: FREE 

9 a.m. — 3 p.m. — Cromaine Friends Fall Book Sale — Buy a BAG of books for $5!!

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Florence B. Dearing Museum — Stop by and enjoy the new renovations. Cost: Free, donations welcome

10:30 a.m. — noon - Hartland Music Hall — Encore Performance of Snow White at the Music Hall. 

10:30 a.m. — Historic Village Hayride Tour — Take a guided tour through historic Hartland while enjoying an old fashioned hayride! Tours begin @ 10:30 a.m. Pick up in front of Hartland Chamber. Cost: FREE

11 a.m. — Pet Show — Sign up before you walk your pet in the Pet Parade @ 10 a.m. Show off your pet and their best tricks! Contest located on the Chamber of Commerce lawn. Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow Cost: FREE

Noon — The Living Cemetery Tour — Meet in Hartland Cemetery for a Living Tour between noon and 2 p.m.
Costumed re-enactors will guide you through our historic cemetery. Cost: FREE

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Tyme School House – old books and old tyme games. Cost: FREE

Performances throughout the day

10 a.m. — MOSAIC (classic rock band) — will play on the Chamber of Commerce lawn. (Sponsored by Ore Creek Community Church).

10 a.m. — Petting Zoo — located on lawn of Music Hall (all day & Sponsored by Rangers 4-H) With llamas!

2 p.m. – Music Hall –  Performance by Carol Johnson, sponsored by Cromaine Library.


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