September 23rd, 2023
September 23rd, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Harvest Fest 2023

A collage of images showing outdoor seasonal activity in Moreston Heritage Village.


Kick off the fall season with food, fun, and music at Harvest Fest at Grey Roots!

Enjoy all kinds of fun foods prepared right here in Grey County with local ingredients and global influences. Listen to traditional and contemporary music from around the world. Play heritage games or learn to grind grain the way the settlers did. Plus lots more to enjoy at our harvest celebration!

Live Music Lineup

Musicians will rotate between various locations around the village during the festival. Follow the sound to find them!

Amely Zhou is an erhu performer, a Chinese music specialist, and a conductor.
She has premiered more than thirty new erhu works from composers around the globe. Zhou received the best performance award from CNTV in 2018 and an Artist in Education grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2015.
When featured on the cover of WholeNote magazine, Zhou's cover story read that “the high value she places on connecting with fellow musicians and audiences is among the most distinguishing features of her playing.”
Currently, Zhou serves as Music Director of the Canadian Chinese Orchestra, and the Music Director of the Ontario Multicultural Music Association.

Click here to see Amely describe the erhu, and perform a piece on hers.

A young woman in a red dress holding an erhu and bow.

Pete Devlin has been a professional musician for over 30 years. Starting out in Toronto as a teen, Pete played in clubs at age 17. Then playing around Owen Sound, Pete has been a part of the Amber May band and often accompanies Larry Jensen. On both acoustic and electric guitar, Pete specializes in blues, rock, folk, and country. In 2014, Pete had the honour of playing with Alex Lifeson from Rush. More recently, he has teamed up with Trevor MacKenzie, forming the band Grey Road One.

A man plays wearing a plaid shirt and black vest plays electric guitar on a porch outside.

The McGee Family Band features long-time Grey Roots favourite Dan McGee on Irish flute, his brother Jim McGee on fiddle, and Jim’s daughter Anne McGee on concertina, playing traditional Irish tunes and folk melodies that will have you tapping your feet and clapping along. And yes, dancing is permitted!

Three people playing traditional instruments in outdoor settings.

Food Vendors

Celebrate harvest time and support local growers and producers while enjoying flavours from around the world. Some vendors may take payment in cash only – an ATM is on site inside the museum.

Burdock Grove Farm, from nearby Williamsford, serve farm-raised BBQ chicken, salad and sweets.

Dede's Authentic African Kitchen offers delicious, authentic, Ghanaian cuisine: meat pies, patties, hot sauce, chips, and plantain chips.

Burgers, fries, poutine, pulled pork, perogies, hot dogs and more served by Grey Roots faves Fired up at Grilled in Action.

Mestizo serves genuine Mexican fare, including picadas, Mayan tea biscuits, and hot sauces!

Delicious vegetarian somosas, momos (Nepalese dumplings) available for purchase.

Enjoy potato steamed fresh using our 1921 Robert Bell Steam Engine! Offered for free while supplies last.

Several people stand outside near a historic steam traction engine.

Hands-on Harvest Activities

Learn how early settlers harvested and preserved produce from their gardens, taste samples of bread made from a variety of heritage grains, try your luck at a classic board game, and lots more. Activities run throughout the event all around Moreston Heritage Village and are included with admission.



Free for Members and Kids under 5

Family Pass: $27.50 + tax     Adult: $10.50 + tax

Senior: $8.50 + tax                  Youth: $6.50 + tax

Admission to Museum included with event tickets. Museum opens at 10 a.m. Come early to get your game on in Game Changers!

Want to attend Harvest Fest for free? Become a member today!

Pets: we love animals at Grey Roots, but please leave your pets at home. Registered service animals are welcome. 

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