THORNHILL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
From: David Rawcliffe,
Publicity Chair, Thornhill Village Festival Committee
Phone - 905-881-3952; Mobile - 416-570-3952; Fax - 905-881-8220
40th Thornhill Village Festival
Saturday, 17th September 2016
The 40th Annual Thornhill Village Festival will be held from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, 17th September 2016. Festival Day is a time to celebrate in our historic community of Thornhill. The Thornhill Village Festival is a major event in the life of Thornhill. It has something for all generations and for many individual interests.
What a pleasant day to meet friends and neighbours!
1. The Thornhill Village Festival an outdoor, community, heritage, crafters Festival.
It sponsored by of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill (SPOHT).
It is run by a volunteer community committee.
2. Volunteers are always welcome.
You can volunteer to help on Festival Day or help to organize the Festival.
Planning begins in February but you can volunteer at any time online at
3. The first Thornhill Village Festival was held in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Year of 1977.
An extensive photographic record of the first twenty Festivals was collected by
Alf and Laura Weaver. Some images are available online at www.thornhillfestival.org
4. To help cover the considerable expense of the Thornhill Village Festival a small
voluntary donation is requested:
$ 2.00 for adults
$ 1.00 for seniors (65 and over)
$ 1.00 for Teens (13-19)
Free for children (12 and under)
Free for anyone in full heritage costume
Donation buckets are located at all the entrance gates;
Festival-goers are thanked for their support.
5. The Thornhill Village Festival website is at:
6. Vendors may apply online until at:
7. For a map of the Thornhill Village Festival:
The Thornhill Village Festival is project of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill (SPOHT)
Festival Chair - Robb Stitt
SPOHT President - Barry Nelson
Publicity Chair - David Rawcliffe
T - 905-881-3952
M - 416-570-3952
F - 905-881-8220
Websites for further information
OVERVIEW OF THORNHILL
Walking Tour of Historic Thornhill
History of Thornhill
ART HERITAGE of THORNHILL
J. E. H. MacDonald (1873 – 1932) (member of the Group of Seven)
The Group of Seven
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Thoreau MacDonald (1901 – 1989)
MacDonald and Armstrong Houses, Thornhill