Decorative gourds, cedar and landers sit on a barrel surrounded by fall foliage

Hometown Harvest Festival

Celebrate the abundance of the fall season at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons! Experience the beauty of the harvest with take-home crafts and family-friendly activities. Meet our friendly heritage animals. Support talented artisans at our vendor market, featuring only hand-made items. And more!

Dates and times:

  • Saturday, October 12 to Monday, October 14
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • $15 a person, taxes included – children five and under are free
  • No registration required
  • Free entry for Indigenous persons with valid ID
  • A support person accompanying a paying customer with disabilities gets in for free
  • Free entry to members of the Canadian Armed Forces with valid ID
  • Season passes are valid for this event

2023 activities

  • Listen to live music by local favourite Doug Feaver
  • Explore our extensive artisan market with more than 30 talented local vendors
  • Roast bannock on an open fire
  • Make a pinecone birdfeeder
  • Try candle making
  • Meet our friendly heritage animals
  • Discover Sainte-Marie, decorated for fall

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Join a roster of talented vendors selling one-of-a-kind products at this well-established artisan market. Apply for your spot today!

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Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event.

  • Season pass holders get free admission. Indigenous people are eligible for free admission with valid ID.
  • Light snacks will be available for purchase in our gift shop. Restaurant Sainte-Marie is currently closed,.
  • Please note this tour takes place mostly outdoors and, visitors should plan to dress accordingly for weather, terrain and bugs.
  • Most of the vendors will not have the ability to accept credit or debit card payments and will only accept cash payments. There is no ATM on site.
  • Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a mask-friendly environment. Read our COVID-19 policy.
  • Smoking or vaping (including marijuana) is not permitted on the property.

16164 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON, L4R 4K8

Parking Info

There is ample parking for visitors including those with RVs and buses. Please park in the parking lot provided and make your way to the admissions entrance. We also have bike racks available for cyclists coming from the Tay Trail.

Need more info?

Please contact us at or (705) 526-7838 if you have any questions.

Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron-Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Indigenous visitors. This community was abandoned and burned down in 1649.

After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life with costumed historical interpreters, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Located near Midland, on the Wye River, this world-renowned reconstruction offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life through self-guided visits, group tours, interactive education programs, and special events. Complete your experience by exploring our interpretive museum and themed gift shop.

Cinq interprètes historiques autochtones, en costume de Huron-Wendat, a éplucher du blé d'inde

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