Brush Up On Your History At Farmington’s Founders Festival

FARMINGTON (WWJ) – Whether or not you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy all the activities at the Farmington History Booth on the Farmington City Hall lawn and at the Governor Warner Mansion.

Take a short walk west on Grand River Avenue from the Founders Festival Crafters Marketplace, Farmers & Artisans Market and the Go Playground to learn a little about the rich history of Farmington, take a tour of Farmington and Farmington Hills historic spots, enjoy Victorian-style games and activities and visit the flea market.

The Farmington History Booth will feature educational displays of Farmington’s history as well as re-enactors portraying soldiers from the Revolutionary War Civil War and World War II. The History Booth is open Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

On Saturday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, take a history tour into Farmington’s unique past and learn what makes it such a special place. Ride in an air-conditioned van from the festival site to many historic spots in both Farmington and Farmington Hills.

You can also visit the late Victorian-style Farmington landmark, the Governor Warner Mansion, to enjoy Victorian games, a printing press demonstration in the Carriage House, balloon animals, face painting, a flea market and more. For a full schedule of historic activities, click here.

If history isn’t really your thing, don’t worry because there’s plenty at the Founders Festival to keep you busy. Enjoy live entertainment, browse over 100 crafters and artists, make your own rain barrel or please your palate with Farmington’s eats and sweets.

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