Annual Heritage Festival Celebrates the Arrival of Fall

By Dave Cobb

Meridian welcomed in the fall with the annual Heritage Festival at Historic Village in Okemos on Saturday. The Heritage Festival gave patrons an interactive look into the past and had many activities that people of all ages could enjoy, such as pony rides, archery lesson, and live music. “It’s where country meets city,” said Meridian citizen Linda Baker, who stumbled upon the Heritage Festival when she was at the farmers market. “I was amazed by what’s inside,” she said, “I’m glad to see that Meridian keeps enhancing.”

Heritage Festival is a way to showcase Historic Village. “Historic Village is the best kept secret in Meridian,” said Joyce Bartels, who was giving information about Randall Schoolhouse, a one-room school house brought over from Fowlerville in 1974.