Food, fun, and games for everyone. That’s what the White Lake Township Historical Society has to offer as they gear up to host the 26th Annual Kelley-Fisk Farm Festival this weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11.
The gates will open at 10 a.m. for those wishing to peruse the many offerings from the plethora of crafters who will be present.
There will be plenty to keep everyone entertained — from the Oakland County Storytellers to yard games sponsored by Flagstar Bank; from kid’s crafts sponsored by Home Depot to antique cars and trailers; from live entertainment to live alpacas, among other attractions.
A flag ceremony will be performed by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) chapter with assistance from local Boy Scouts. There will also be several forms of live entertainment, including The Art of Dance and the Motor City Cloggers, the Evola music group, banjo player Doug Scriberras, Bob Lowe, and Kayla Nettles, who has previously performed at the festival and the Sparks in the Park event in Highland Township.
“Over the years we’ve added different things, while canceling those that didn’t work,” said White Lake Township Supervisor Greg Baroni. “Whenever you do a festival, you have things that work and things that don’t, so it’s a constant change. However, we have quite a few entertainers that have been with us for years.”
Visitors will be able to tour the Kelley-Fisk Farm site’s historic 1855 farmhouse, the 1876 one-room school, the barn, and other out-buildings as part of the festival. With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year, there will also be several Civil War-themed areas around the farm, including a General George Custer presentation.
There will also be a book sale and a bake sale, as well as putt-putt golf.
Ice cream cones and homemade apple pie will be available, in addition to roasted corn.
One of the big draws again this year will be the Adopt-a-Pet event sponsored by Pet Supplies “Plus” and the Oakland County Animal Shelter.
“That’s a big thing for us. All the animals they brought over last year were adopted,” Baroni said. “But the entire festival is just food and fun for everyone of all ages. There is something going on for everybody.”
The Kelley-Fisk Farm is located at 9180 Highland Road. A $1 donation is requested from everyone 5-years-old and older. For more information about the festival, call 248-360-0188.