Sixth oldest village hosts two-day event Fri. and Sat.


ALMONT — The proud tradition of Almont history will be in full display this weekend when the village, known as the sixth oldest village in the state, hosts visitors from around the area at the annual Almont Heritage Festival Friday and Saturday.

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.”

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.

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 Sunset Blvd. band while the Family Tradition Band takes the stage on Saturday night. Both groups will be playing at 8 p.m. each night of the festival at the refreshment tent located on Main Street.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, large crowds are expected 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, sidewalk sales, a pancake breakfast, a petting zoo, Sparkle the Clown, face painting, Seeded Faith Farm Rescue, a 5 p.m. cornhole tournament and a bounce house awaits visitors.

Many of the kids activities will be taking place on Main St., St. Clair and Cherry St. (by the library) and at 9 a.m., a moment of silence and the national anthem will take place at the four corners of downtown.

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, you can visit their website at or find them on Facebook.