RECAP: Binder Twine 2017…A Great Success!
Another successful and exciting festival has come and gone! On Saturday, September 16, 2017, we celebrated Kleinburg’s 52nd annual Binder Twine Festival. The atmosphere was very welcoming, humming with activities throughout the day for attendees of all ages.
The Binder Twine Festival is traditionally held on the first Saturday of September, after Labour Day. In the 19th century, this was the time of year for farmers to gather and acquire twine that they would use to bind wheat—hence the festival’s name.
Charlie Shaw, owner of a hardware store in Kleinburg, offered food and entertainment to the farmers who annually gathered twine, until his death in 1931. In hopes to keep the tradition alive, a committee of residents revived the festival in 1967. It is safe to say the festival has happily lived on.
Over the years we have changed the event itinerary to better suit our residents, and this year we made the greatest change yet. The festival date has moved from the first Saturday after Labour Day to the third Saturday of this year’s September.
What will never change is the variety of entertainment; food trucks, an after party, dinner and entertainment, and admission by donation were all implemented this year.
The festival’s continuous success has benefited the community in an incredible way, bringing people together to celebrate in unity.
We want to extend a thank you to the community, the vendors, the entertainers, the volunteers, the committee and everyone who attended this year’s festival. It could not have happened without each of you. We wish you all a great start to fall, and hope to see you all again next year!
Take a look at some of the moments captured below
Thanks to those who left a note:
This year’s Binder Twine was an exceptional experience, and definitely one to remember. I volunteered in the games section this year selling tickets. I noticed that a lot of the kids really enjoyed the games as well as the prizes that came with them. I really liked the live bands that were featured all over the festival, and the unique food trucks gave festivalgoers a wide variety of delicious foods to choose from for lunch. This years festival went so well I already can’t wait for next years!
– Joseph Pizzimenti, Volunteer
“The store was much busier this year than in at the last 3 years. We defiantly had more people in town. The feedback I received from customers snd people on the street was they really enjoyed having the music on the street as well as the addition of the food trucks.”
– Louise Zembal, Owner of Hawthorne House
It was an amazing weekend, such a gorgeous day and interacted with beautiful people. I love being a part of the bindertwine team!
– Sierra Massara, Blossom and Croft
It was my first time being a part of Binder Twine festival. I had a great time doing Henna for the people in the town of Klienburg. It was great meeting new people, new vendors and it also provided a great exposure for my business. Looking forward to this festival next year. Thank you for making me a part of it.
– Rujuta Parekh, Henna Artist