Homecoming Festival (September 29-October 1)

Homecoming Festival
September 29 - October 1, 2017

An all-inclusive community celebration to welcome all who call Lincoln ‘home’ & those with roots in our Town to ‘come home’.

This event will be the Town of Lincoln's Canada 150 Legacy Project and is a 3-day event focusing on three themes to highlight the ‘life and times’ of our Town over 150+ years and into the future.

  1. Cultural Life & Times: Celebrating our Town’s rich social heritage – history and cultural identities of our people and natural & built landscape.
  2. Economic Life & Times: Celebrating the evolution of business sectors that have contributed to the economic development and wellbeing of our Town over the years and to provide a glimpse into its future as it grows and flourishes as a “Centre of Excellence for Agriculture”
  3. Civic Life & Times: Celebrating ‘home grown’ leaders (past & present) who have distinguished themselves as role models and community builders locally and beyond.

Thank you to our Sponsors who have generously donated to make this upcoming event a success.

Festival Event Schedule FREE ADMISSION
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 - KICK OFF

Location: Twenty Valley School, Vineland

5:30-8:30 pm: Food trucks, entertainment & activities @ outdoor school grounds

7:30-8:30 pm: FREE event: Nicholas Wallace Magic Show @ inside the school auditorium - reservations required
Homegrown Lincoln talent and Canadian Magic Champ! The show is appealing to a broad demographic including families with children (6 years and up), teens and young adults.

  • Reserve your seats for the presentation online at or  the Fleming Centre (5020  Serena Dr)
  • One reservation per person is required.
  • Pick up your entry ticket at the Magic Show registration table between 5:30 and 7:00pm on Sept. 29.  Doors open at 7:15pm.
     

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 – STREET CELEBRATION

The Street Celebration will be located in the Beamsville Business District where roads will be closed to allow festival activities to take place. Throughout, there will be pop-up entertainment everywhere and guests will have access to transportation including a vintage trolley car, a trackless train and more. 

The Homecoming Festival has something for everyone—throughout the area there will be several unique zones, each with different activities, displays, demonstrations, performances & foods! Read below for the times, locations and details about each zone.

Pioneer Day
10am to 5pm @ Beam Street between Queen & Mountain St

  • Traditional Pioneer Day food, displays; demonstrations; re-enactments; etc.
  • Walking Tour featuring heritage properties; Roaming historical characters; etc.
  • Vintage display - Conestoga wagon, Bucknall steam engine, etc. 

Community Hub by DeSantis
10am to 5pm @ King St between Ontario St & Central Ave/Mountain St

  • Marketplace – local vendors – produce, flowers, jams, soap, crafts, wine, etc. + Clayson’s Apparel, etc.
  • Performance Stage – Expressions Dance; Lincoln Concert Band; White Pine Dancers; Lincoln Leapers; etc.
  • Interactive Displays & Activities – Lincoln’s Active Transportation/Bike Friendly Community; Grape Stomp; Bake-Off Competition
  • Lincoln’s Canada 150 Babies Parade by Meridian
  • Posters displaying King Street & storefront images from the past
  • Business Showcase – Lincoln’s unique products (Community Care of West Niagara +)
  • Food available from downtown vendors – Conversations; Olympia; Subway; Tasty Wok; Pizza Pizza, Pita Place; Crabby Joe’s; Your Neighbourhood Pizza; etc.

FBH on Central

Kids Zone
10am to 5pm @ Beamsville District Secondary School  Campus, Central Ave

  • Kicked off by an Olympic-like flag parade involving local elementary & secondary school students & well-known Town of Lincoln athletes; starting on Beam Street & ending at BDSS
  • Niagara Inflatables – 6 activity centres + photo booth; Ball hockey rink
  • Local youth groups – displays & activities; Pumpkin carving contest
  • Pumpkin carving contest
  • Performance - school choir; Spencer Mackenzie; Riley Michaels; Lincoln Leapers; etc.
  • Chef Marchese's BDSS Hospitality Program Tastings; Boy Scouts Apples; Beamsville Lions Club Chip Wagon

Arts 150 Zone
10am to 5pm @ Lincoln Centre on Central Ave

  • Art exhibit and sale featuring 10 homegrown Lincoln artists – painters, photographer, quilter, etc.
  • Poster talks by artists
  • Open exhibit featuring photos of artistic works submitted through a call out to Lincoln residents of all ages to be projected as a continuous electronic loop on a big screen

 

Porchfest
Beginning at 11am @ Central Ave & May St

  • Continuous performance entertainment on residents’ porches featuring local musicians, poets, storytellers and more

Community Shapers Zone
10am to 5pm @ Fleming Centre on Serena Dr

  • Human Library – check out a notable community member – firefighter, war veteran, politician, philanthropist, musician, author, sportsman, etc.
  • Displays – Beamsville Women’s Institute, Community Care of West Niagara, Beamsville Lawn Bowling Club, Rannie Family, Burton Family, Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, Lincoln People of Distinction, Niagara College, The Prudhommes Story, Friends of Lincoln's History School History Posters, and more
  • BOOK LAUNCH: "Prudhomme's Creating a Niagara Legend" - A Fraser Earle Project/Text by david Stouck

Twenty Valley Craft & Culinary Garden
2pm to sunset @ Serena Dr - paved area southeast of Fleming Centre

  • Gathering place to experience a selection of Lincoln’s craft beverages & culinary treats
  • Pop-ups by local vintners, chefs, etc.
  • Entertainment featuring hometown performers whose fame extends beyond Lincoln

     

SUNDAY OCTOBER 1 – FOND FAREWELL WRAP-UP

Locations: Lincoln Centre, Beamsville District Secondary School & Beamsville Lions Community Park

9am—12pm: Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by Beamsville Lions @ Lincoln Centre with live entertainment

11:30am—12:30pm: Town of Lincoln Canada 150 Rally on BDSS Football Field for Aerial Photo

1pm—2pm: Multi-Faith Mosaic Celebration @ BDSS with Lincoln Concert Band

2pm: Dedication of Mountain Memorial Forest & Trail @ Beamsville Lions Community Park

 

 

 

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