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Fisk Farm Festival Kicks Off in White Lake

It's the 27th year of the Fisk Farm Festival in White Lake. View our gallery on the event and upload your own photos!

 

The is packed full of things to do with the family like shopping, eating, visiting the living history exhibits and enjoying live music in the Fisk Farm barn.

Several tents near the entrance are set up with merchandise. Lisa Wong, of Novi, set up her tent to display her handmade jewelry. Liz Glaser, of Brighton, is selling Tastefully Simple products.

Another attraction at the festival is a replica steam engine that weighs about 2,000 pounds.

"It was used to farm the fields," said Jeremy MacBeth. "They would use this to cut all the wood for the school house."

MacBeth said his grandfather, Robert MacBeth, was a master mechanic in the military and he built the steam engine to a quarter-size scale of the actual engine.

"This is the one time a year it comes out," he said.

Lloyd Baker, of White Lake, is participating in the festival's living history exhibit. He dressed up as a Voyager, a canoe man that transported fur and trade goods in the 1700s and 1800s across the Great Lakes. 

"The canoe was built as an exact replica of a real voyager canoe," Baker said. 

The canoe was built based on a diagram in the Smithsonian, he said. Voyager canoes would hall about 5,000 pounds of freight.

Baker said he and the others in the living history exhibits will stay at the festival through the weekend and experience life as their characters did.

Other festival-goers are not required to stay the whole weekend. But we encourage you to take photos while you are there!

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Fisk Farm is located at 9180 Highland Road. For more information call 248-360-0188.

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