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Canton Heritage Festival – MAY 18, 2024

3rd Annual CANTON HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Festival Map

The Canton Heritage Festival runs from 10AM – 3PM, on Saturday, May 18, 2024, rain or shine.

The Festival is fun for all ages and free for all visitors from all towns! No reservations necessary!

Keep scrolling for:

Directions to FREE Parking (and FREE shuttle)

Performance Schedule and Performers

Food Vendor List

Crafter/Vendor List

Community Betterment Organization List

Interactive Activity List

Our Generous Sponsors

 

 

Parking

– FREE at Canton Center & Canton Junction MBTA stations

Driving Directions to Canton Center MBTA Station

-Head north on Revolution Way
-Take a right onto Revere St.
-At end of Revere St. take a left onto Washington St.
-Entrance to lot is approximately 550 feet up on the left
-Enter park on foot via Revere St. left fork (yellow arrow)

Driving Directions to Canton Junction MBTA Station

 

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE CANTON JUNCTION MBTA LOT TO THE HERITAGE SITE AVAILABLE IN FRONT OF THE STATION BUILDING

DIRECTIONS

– Head North on Neposet Street.

– Turn right on Jackson Street.

– Turn right into the MBTA lot.

– Walk to the MBTA station building (use pedestrian bridge across tracks).

ALTERNATE

– Head North on Revere Street.

– Turn left onto Sherman Street.

– Turn into the MBTA lot 500 feet on the left.

PERFORMERS:

Carol Cohen – Although history and geography is her Carol’s  area of expertise, theater is her passion.   Carol is a firm believer that learning at any age is greatly enhanced through the arts.  She utilizes her over three decades working in theater to make  all of her courses, workshops and lectures come alive. She will bring the Colonial Schoolhouse alive with interactive crafts and activities throughout the event. At 2pm she will be performing as the Dame School will be open for a lesson. (Colonial Schoolhouse tent 2pm)

CHS Jazz Ensemble – Enjoy music from the talented Canton High School students who comprise the Canton High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brian Thomas. (Performance Pavilion 10am-11am)

Heather Lynn Music – Heather Lynn was born and raised in Stoughton, just up the street! An avid country music fan, Heather Lynn chased her dream all the way to Nashville and became a Nashville Recording Artist in 2021 with her first 2 singles “What’s Going on With You” “Love of Your Life”. Both can be found on all streaming services. Heather is excited to support the Canton heritage festival today and can’t wait to share her music with you. (Performance Pavilion 1pm-2pm)

Lexington Minute MenThe Lexington Minute Men is the second oldest independent military organization in the Western Hemisphere. Chartered in 1689, the unit was originally known as the Second Military Company in Cambridge. Today’s Lexington Minute Men are dedicated to honoring those brave patriots who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation’s freedom. (The Lexington Minute Men will be available all day for pictures and questions. Scheduled drills will be run at 10:30am and 1:30pm and include musket fire)

Michael LePage: Paul Revere – Michael Lepage, center, has been a Historical Interpreter since 1992. Lepage has played historical characters since 1998 including: John Adams, Paul Revere, Dr. Joseph Warren, Peter Oliver, a British Soldier, a Civil War Soldier and Baseball Player/Manager John McGraw. Lepage has performed at a variety of venues including the Adams National Historical Park, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Minuteman National Park, The Paul Revere House, the Boston Tea Party Museum, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, Marriott’s Custom House and corporate events. (Paul Revere will be wandering around during the event – feel free to ask for a picture with him!)

Rick Hamelin: Pied Potter Hamelin Redware – turning pots, spinning tales and entertaining with a unique program for young and old and those with a curiosity for history and the craft of throwing pots on the wheel. This is not your usual pottery demonstration. This event is funded by the Canton Cultural Council an agency of the Mass Cultural Council. (Small tent near the info booth from 11am-12:30pm)

The Ukuladies – The Ukuladies was formed purely by accident in February 2022, when Stephanie asked each lady she invited to her birthday retreat in the woods to bring an instrument, and every one of them brought a ukulele. About 6 months after that, Stephanie and Kirsten decided to make it official, combining their vocal training in opera and jazz with their newly-acquired ukulele skills. Now they dazzle audiences with their unique take on songs you know, combined with their signature harmonies. (Performance Pavilion 12pm-1pm)

Thomas Green: Massachusett at Ponkapoag Representative – Thomas is a member of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag will speak about the original inhabitants of this area and how the Tribe thrives today. He will also be performing a Land Blessing and Honor Song (Performance Pavilion 11am-12pm)

Wayward Vine – Wayward Vine is a Boston-based indie-folk collective featuring the warm tones of electric violin, acoustic guitar and heartfelt harmonies. With original songs featuring themes of love, heartbreak, and obsession, their music is reminiscent of The Head and the Heart, the Lumineers, and Ten Thousand Maniacs. (Performance Pavilion 2-3pm)

 

Festival Emcee: Elizabeth Thomas – returning for her 3rd year, Elizabeth Thomas is a talented speaker who always adds flair and style to the Heritage Festival!

 

Food Vendors:

So many hot, prepared food products to eat in our PICNIC TENT and packaged options to savor at home!

Cousins Maine Lobster (Food Truck)

Finn’s French Crepes (Food Truck)

Hetty Sweets Bakery and Savory Foods

Lady C&J BBQ

LindsaysLocal

Melt in Your Mouth

Mig’s Dogs

Minute Man Kettle Corn

Northern Spy Restaurant (roasting beef and selling sandwiches in front of the brick Rolling Mill building)

Red Apron Charcuterie

Sons of Sam Pizza

Suenos Heirloom Chocolate

SUG SUG

T.C. Scoops (Food Truck)

Top Sun Farm

The Chubby Chickpea (Food Truck)

Uncle Joey’s Cannoli (Food Truck)

Virgil Cabin Maple

Z-n-Z Slushies

 

 

Vendors:

Accessories:

Amazing Grace Crafty Creations

Accessories To Go

Shayna’s Bags

 

Art:

Beth Johnston Fine Art

Rock Art By Emily

HWgraphics

Jennifer’s Design Studio

Radhika’s creations

CatbirdDesign

EFG Designs/ Dave Griffin Art

Picture This … Pen & Ink Home Portraits

 

Bath & Body:

Alyssa’s Essentials

L’aurore Organiques

The Oasis Of Shea

Bunny Moon Spa

Little Sunflower Herbal Company

Suemya Bath Collections

Sweet Willow Naturals

Akasha Alchemy Apothecary

 

Local Business/Org.:

Hebrew SeniorLife

Marilyn & Company

Compass Realty

Can’t Stop Moving

LabNomads LLC

Britta Reissfelder Group/Coldwell Banker

AT&T

Window Nation

CommuniKids Speech and Language Services

Modern Nest Group | Compass

Canton Lion’s Club

 

Candles:

FaithEndures by Dev

Cedar Farm Candle Co.

 

For Kids:

Smart Cookie

Sweetest Fidgets

Simply Knead

Oh Sew Joyful

Maddie and Connor

 

Clothing:

Get Graphic

Ponlo

 

Fabric Arts:

hANNEd made

Bridgette Elizabeth Crafts

Eight Bells Weaving

Three Little Trees, knits & things

E.P. Etc.

Native spirit

 

 

 

Jewelry:

Shining Tiara

TR Designs

EarthLuxe Jewelry

Jewelry by Ruti

Boogie Bracelets

Made With Love By Shana

The Health Tea Goddess

 

Miscellaneous:

Blissful Creations

Millis Creations

Designs from 3

Lisa Camozzi

Wicked Good Crafts

 

Pets:

Deborah Sampson Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution Semper Canine Project

Wags N’ Wigglebutts

Leashes with Love

 

Pottery:

Fire Garden Pottery

Cove Lane Pottery

Beau Chien Pottery

Moonlight Pottery

Hog Wild Pottery

 

Woodworking:

REF Rustic

Branching Out

Bolduc Woodcraft

Artisan woodworking

Community Betterment Organizations:

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network/Foundation for a Green Future

Canton Association of Business and Industry (CABI)

Canton Board of Health

Canton Cultural Council

Canton Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Canton Educators Association

Canton Energy Advisory Committee/Canton Sustainability and Climate Action Planning Committee

Canton Farmers Market

Canton Garden Club

Canton Helpline

Canton Historical Society

Canton Master Plan Implementation Committee

Canton Parks and Recreation

Canton Public Library – The Next Chapter

Canton Public Schools Administration

Canton School Committee

Canton Sustainability Committee

Chance of a Lifetime Dachshund Rescue

Department of Elder and Human Services

First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Canton

Friends of the Canton Public Library

HomeWorks Energy-Mass Save Partner

Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag

NEEECO

Neponset River Regional Chamber

Neponset River Watershed Association

Neponset Valley Walk to end Alzheimer’s

New Life Furniture Bank of MA

Norfolk County Humane Society

Norwood Historical Society

Paul Revere House

Pawsitive Pantry

Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild

Sea Cadets – Squadron 7 Zulu

Stageworthy Drama

Tritown pmc kids bike ride

USS Constitution Museum

Walk Bike Hike Committee

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES:

(located in Family Activities Area unless noted otherwise)

Child’s Play Alpaca

Code Ninjas

Colonial School

Face Painting by Art on the Spot

Inflatable Obstacle Course, Climbing Wall & Slide, and Axe Throwing

Metal Forming and Printing Workshops – in conjunction with the new Copper Exhibit on all 3 floors of the Barn (workshops are in the Metal/Print Workshop next to the Information Booth)

Pine Meadow Farm Hayrides Tractor Touch

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Platinum:

Mayer Realty Group

Republic Services

Bank of Canton

Marilyn & Company/Keller Williams

Point 32 Health

Mass Cultural Council

Gold:

Hebrew Senior Life/Orchard Cove

Silver:

Dedham Savings

Bronze:

Hilton Garden Inn Boston Canton

Trillium Brewing

RedBall Promotions

Wegmans

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