The 13th annual festival at the Hanover Village will host two nationally known bands for your listening and dancing enjoyment this year.
Bring your lawn chair and spend a relaxing afternoon as Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen from Cedar Rapids, and the Barry Boyce Band from Omaha perform from noon to 7 p.m.
The Hanover Village offers a trip back in time with the restored buildings and demonstrations at the Festival. The General Store with its original furnishings and new displays each year take you back to the early 1900's.
The Village home is decorated for the Christmas holidays and offers a demonstration of a rug loom. Visit the barn which features live animals and antique livestock items. The machine shed, mill house, wash-house, and the barber shop will be open for viewing. A blacksmith will again be playing his trade at the newly restored blacksmith shop.
Everyone will enjoy the demonstrations of shoeing horses, woodcarving, rope making, corn shelling, sheep shearing, spinning, and pressing apples into cider. Collections of old toys and scaled farm buildings and yesteryear's farm equipment will be on display.
An old steam engine will be used to power several demonstrations, including the operation of the sawmill. Children will be entertained with games and the petting zoo.
The Hanover Village is located southwest of Alta at the Junction of C-65 and M-27. Gates will open at noon Sunday. Food, including homemade pies and ice cream, is available from noon to 7 p.m.
Admission is $7.50; children 14 and under are free. Parking is available across from the store. Tents will provide shelter, rain or shine.
The celebration, hosted by the Hanover Historical Society, provides activities and fun for all ages. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Aug. 30 and enjoy an afternoon of socializing, reminiscing, and fun.