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Algonquin Mill Festival

October 14th, 2008

This weekend I attending the Algonquin Mill Festival, twice. On Friday I went with my parents, my sister and my 2 nieces and nephew, and on Sunday I want with Mr Chiots and some friends.

I had a great time both times, it’s definitely different when you go with kids. The girls love the Little House on the Prairie books so they kept saying, “Oh that’s just like Laura’s”. They had a great time seeing all the old stuff.


There were also thingsfor our little nephew to enjoy. He was fascinated by all the steam engines and the model trains. He’s also a big fan of tractors, and there were a bunch of those there as well.

We had some delicious pancakes made with flour ground at the mill – yum yum. We also enjoyed some ice cream churned by a steam engine, my dad can’t pass up ice cream any way it’s made.

The highlight of the kids day was the pony rides. They loved the ponies, by the end of the ride they knew the names of all the ponies.

I think the ponies liked having their pictures taken. This one, named Shorty, kept wanting to lick or eat my camera.

All-in-all we had a great day (both days). The kids were tired when we got back to my house, it looks like grandpa was pretty tired as well.

Anyone else like little festivals?

2 Comments to “Algonquin Mill Festival”
  1. Joe on October 18, 2008 at 1:37 am

    I love festivals like that. I once went to a Pioneer Festival up by Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevadas. The festival showed all sorts of interesting techniques and technology from the days of the Donner Party, the group that (mostly) did not survive the extremely harsh winters while traversing the mountains. I remember at that festival they had a delicious root beer, as well as kettle corn. They also had blacksmiths, craftspeople, and other interesting displays.

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  2. Susy on October 18, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Mr Chiot’s is also a lover of root beer. We are big kettle corn fans, we figured out how to make it ourselves so now we save ourselves $5 every time we go to a festival.

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