Sixth oldest village hosts two-day event Sept. 15 & 16


The Almont Heritage Festival is being planned for September 15 and 16 and features a large car show on Van Dyke on the second day of the event. Vintage campers will also be part of the show.

ALMONT — The proud tradition of Almont history will be in full display later this month when the village, known as the sixth oldest village in the state, will host large crowds at the annual Almont Heritage Festival on September 15 and 16.

In a press release issued earlier, Almont Downtown Development Executive Director Angela Edwards said “As the sixth oldest village in the state, our history and culture are deep and long running.”

She added, “Each September, we honor that history and heritage while also celebrating the future of our community.”

Edwards says she hopes all who visit the festival get an opportunity to experience Almont and, “all that makes her great.”

The two-day festival kicks off on Friday, September 15 with live music, courtesy of the Family Tradition Band and Sunset Blvd as both groups will be playing at the beverage tent located at the Almont Community Park tennis courts.

On Saturday, September 16, large crowds are anticipated to flock to downtown for the popular Classic Car Show along with vendors, all on Van Dyke, a new location for this year’s show. New additions to the show this year are vintage campers and bikes of all shapes and sizes.

In addition, for Saturday’s schedule, a pancake breakfast, a petting zoo, face painting and a bounce house will all greet visitors.

Along with all the planned events, visitors will also have an opportunity to take time and visit the Almont Historical Museum to learn about the early days of the village.

For more information on the Almont Heritage Festival, visit their website at or find them on Facebook.