Toronto Mennonite Festival
Toronto Mennonite Festival

Volunteers prepare one of the many food offerings at Toronto Mennonite Festival.

From the moment you pull up to Black Creek Village, on the traditional lands of the Anishinabe people who welcome us here, for the Toronto Mennonite Festival, you can feel just how unique the event is. Situated directly within the Village itself, the Festival brings together the old world and the new, all while supporting the work of MCC in Ontario and around the world.
You can hop on a horse ride for a tour of the Village, swing off in time for an amazing performance by the Theatre of the Beat – who are returning after rave reviews last year - followed by awesome live music from some of the community’s very best folk and indie performers. You’ll enjoy amazing food, including the highly-demanded return of the back bacon on a bun, Latin American classics like empanadas, delicious Chinese cuisine, old favourites like sausages and sauerkraut, fresh made ice cream and fabulous pies...are you hungry yet?
“This year’s festival is on track to be one of our best yet,” says Tim Schmucker, a former MCCer who helps organize the event. “It really is great fun for the whole family. From exploring the village to the best pies you’ve ever eaten, you don’t want to miss out on September 17.”
Of course, the traditional quilt auction returns with a beautiful selection of handmade pieces (you can see them here), with proceeds going to support the relief, development, and peacebuilding efforts of MCC. There are fun activities for the kids too – from the fully-explorable Village with on-site guides, to a special kids tent courtesy of Willowgrove Day Camp.. 
“The Toronto Mennonite Festival is a cornerstone event for the GTA community,” added Rick Cober Bauman, MCC Ontario Executive Director. “And through all of the fun, games, music and food, people are making a real difference in the lives of others – some right here in Ontario, and for others all around the globe.”
It’s not everyday that a trip to Black Creek Village can do all that. 
Don’t miss out on the Toronto Mennonite festival, September 17 at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Visit their website for all the details.