The last weekend in September is always one of the busiest of the year. What follows are some highlights from this very full schedule. (Note: For a complete list of Cornish Fest events and demonstrations, pick up one of the cheese colored flyers or click here.)
Thursday – September 25, 2014
Photo Postcard of High Street Homecoming by Leah Crubel
5:15 p.m. Mineral Point High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) will be selling pork sandwiches at the BP Station at the top of High Street.
6:15 p.m. Homecoming Parade down High Street followed by the traditional bonfire and crowning of the queen at the football field
Friday – September 26, 2014
2:00-4:00 p.m. Jack May book signing at Foundry Books
7:00 p.m. Homecoming football game, Mineral Point vs. Iowa Grant
7:00-10:00 p.m. Pendarvis pub night
7:00-9:00 p.m. Free Library movie at the Opera House about swashbucklers from a town in Cornwall
Saturday – September 27, 2014
7:00-10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge
8:30-11:00 a.m. Farmer’s market at Water Tower Park
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. City bus tour
11am-2pm – Taste of Mineral Point and music in Library Park
1:30-4:00 p.m. Bus tour of the countryside
4:30-7:00 p.m. Pasty dinner at the Walker House
7-9:30 p.m. West Wind Concert at the Opera House
8:00 p.m. Homecoming Dance with grand march at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday – September 28, 2014
9:30-10:30 a.m. Cornish Heritage service at Trinity Episcopal Church
11:00-11:45 a.m Brenna Briggs discusses her book “The Mystery of the Pointing Dog” at Pendarvis. The book is set in Mineral Point and features a celtic, modern day Nancy Drew type character.
In addition, throughout the weekend you can tour the Opera House, the Public Library, Pendarvis, the Railroad Museum, the Gundry House, and the Odd Fellows Museum. Free Cornish demonstrations will take place at the Mineral Point Collection, 151 High Street, and Celtic craft classes will be held at Shake Rag Alley. For a complete listing of all Cornish Fest activities, please click here.
- Contributed by the Hays