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Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Moreston Heritage Village
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Thursday Closed
Currently closed
Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
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September 24th, 2017
September 24th, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pratie Oaten Irish Festival

Grey Roots celebrates its 8th annual Pratie Oaten Irish Festival in Moreston Heritage Village! The potatoes are dug and its time boil up a pot of  “lumpers” to make a batch of everyone’s favourite, Pratie Oaten, our Irish potato oatcakes. 

Scatter the Cats and friends will play throughout the day in the barn; come out and enjoy Celtic music and storytelling. There will be many other demonstrations throughout the day including basketry and the fanning mill. You can also visit vendors and explore their produce! 

Visit Moreston Heritage Village to hear stories of the past from our costumed interpreters; watch as the Blacksmith twists molten hot iron into intricate Celtic designs. Samples of Pratie Oaten will be available throughout the day in the Log Cabin, along with cookies in the Log House and apple juice at the Farm House. Food truck by Sweet Things by Dejong Acres. Horse drawn wagon rides by Dual Acres. Do not miss this fun tribute to the early Irish settlers in Grey County.

And don’t forget to visit beautiful Moreland Place and Gardens, located right next door to the Grey Roots Museum and Archives.

Regular admission rates apply. This event is free to Grey Roots members.

For reciprocal memberships (Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Waterloo Regional Museum, Simcoe County Museum and Archives, Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol), regular admission rates apply for this special event

Check out this video to learn more about Pratie Oaten, or browse You Tube for other great videos of Grey Roots [external site]!

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
                                       ~Irish proverb

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Click on the locations / buildings below to learn about the Heritage Village

Large Agricultural Equipment and Historic Vehicle Display Building Blue Water GarageGeorge Rice Blacksmith ShopHerb Miller Sawmill1920's School House1920's Timber Framed Barn1920's Ontario FarmhouseOrange Hall1886 Log House1920's Good Cheer BandstandOutdoor AmphitheatrePioneer Blacksmith Shop1853 Pioneer Log CabinMoore & Muir Engine Works

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3D model created in collaboration with St. Mary's High School

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