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Annual Cherry Hill Village Festival provides fun for entire family

 Annual Cherry Hill Village Festival provides fun for entire family

The Cherry Hill Village Festival is fast approaching.

Canton’s Cherry Hill Village will be the centerpiece for family fun Aug. 26 and 27 when the area’s crossroads are closed off for a festival featuring food, music and art.

The third annual Cherry Hill Village Festival will showcase events that should bring a smile to the faces of everyone in your family.

Everything from food trucks to live entertainment — with plenty of face painting, kids’ activities and over 40 local vendors selling cool art, crafts, concessions, and home goods — will be available over the two-day event.

Presented by the Village Arts Factory, Canton Leisure Services, and the Canton Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festival will be sponsored by American 1 Credit Union, Canton Preparatory High School, and Jacob Matthew Jewelers.

Festival hours are Saturday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Multiple music venues

Live entertainment will be held on two stages: the Village Arts Factory stage, located at 50755 Cherry Hill Road; and the Canton LIVE Stage, located on the corner of Ridge and Cherry Hill Roads.

Bands will be performing on two stages during the Cherry Hill Village Festival
Bands will be performing on two stages during the Cherry Hill Village Festival

Among the featured musicians are Detroit Jazz legend Kimmie Horne and Ann Arbor’s Blue Ensemble.

Additional performers include The Cherry Bombs and the Swing City Big Band.

The Canton LIVE Stage will feature performances by the Tequila Mockingbirds, Mad Mad World Band, The Kilk Band and the Rick Lieder Band.

Wide range of events

Also, don’t forget to check out:

  • 9th Annual Rally On Ridge: This popular annual event is now a part of the Cherry Hill Festival and will be held from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 26.  Enjoy an evening of access to a variety of specialty food trucks, live entertainment, and a beer garden. Drink tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.cantonfun.org/register for $20 for 5 tickets. Day of event prices will be $5 per ticket. Must be 21+ to redeem tickets.
  • Canton Farmers Market: This open-air market will be held on Ridge Road on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring a variety of Michigan-grown and produced food as well as hand-crafted artisan items. Buying local helps support the local economy as well as the environment. The market this week will take place right on Ridge Road in front of The Village Theater. In addition, there will be live music on the Canton LIVE stage, as well as a community brunch presented by Maraschino’s Pub from 9-11 a.m.
  • Annual Agent Orange Awareness 5K and Kids’ ¼ Mile Run/Walk:  Registration is now open for the second annual Agent Orange Awareness 5K Run/Walk in Cherry Hill Village which is a fundraiser and awareness raiser of the lingering effects of Agent Orange on veterans and their families.  Registration is just $45 per runner and includes a stunning finisher medal. Official race T-Shirts and water bottles are also available for purchase online at the registration site at https://rfeventservices.redpodium.com/2023-agent-orange-5k, with proceeds helping to fund the continued operation of the Veterans Dormitory at the Village Arts Factory. New this year!  A kids’ 1/4 Mile Fun Run is now available for children, or the young at heart! No pre-registration is required; to participate just bring a donation of a toiletry item, pack of men’s socks, or non-perishable food item on race day for the Veterans Dormitory. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor JDog Junk Removal & Hauling for their generous support.

Parking will be available on area streets, as well as in parking lots at Preservation Park and Cherry Hill United Methodist.

Shuttles will also be available at Trinity Health IHA Medical Group-Cherry Hill Village, Workman Elementary School, and the Canton Dog Park on Aug. 26 from 12-9 p.m. and Aug. 27 from 12-4 p.m.

For additional information, visit www.villageartsfactory.com or www.cantonfun.org/1383.

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Ed Wright

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