The Glengarry Pioneer Museum will once again host a Harvest Festival this fall.

Sponsored by Desjardins Ontario Credit Union and Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Tourism, the popular event will be held at the museum in Dunvegan on Sunday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ,this year’s festival will be scaled back. There will be no horse parade, beer garden, Star Inn bar or musical concerts under a tent. Masks will be required whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.

Cash, debit and credit cards will be accepted at the entrance gates. However, to reduce potential bottlenecks, museum staff are encouraging visitors to purchase their tickets in advance online using the museum’s convenient new e-Box Office at

The cost is $10 per person. However, for museum members and students aged 6 – 18 the price is $5. The family rate is $25, while children five years of age and under are admitted for free.

While they’re at it, visitors are invited to add a $10 ‘Cow Pie 50/50 PLUS’ raffle ticket to their cart. New to the Festival line-up, the winning number in this unique raffle is determined by where Bessie the Cow deposits a pie.

On Sunday September 12, Bessie will be turned loose on a grid with 225 numbered squares. Whichever one she chooses is the winner. In addition, four bonus prizes of $75 will be awarded after the 50/50 winner has been chosen.

Other highlights of the Fall Festival 2021 include:

• Tables piled high with homemade bread and other baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves, fresh fruit, vegetables and plants… all for sale at the Harvest Tent
• Local artisans explaining their crafts and selling their wares
• Pioneer life demonstrations of butter making, quilting, animal husbandry, wool making and more
• Fascinating vintage farm machinery exhibitions
• Pop-up musical performances
• Supervised children’s crafts
• Refreshment station with regular and vegan chilli, desserts, snacks, soft drinks and water

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is located in Dunvegan, Ontario at the intersection of County Road 24 (Dunvegan Road) and County Road 30 (Greenfield Road). Parking is available on the road, or nearby in the Kenyon Presbyterian Church parking lot. Accessible parking is also available.