Hanover Festival

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Photos by Tessa Moser

he restored Hanover Village south west of Alta at the intersection of M-27 and C-65 came alive on Sunday, August 24, as the 18th Annual Hanover Festival was held. Events began at noon and continued until 7 p.m. People from a 100-mile radius will come to celebrate and remember the rural life of the past century. Many of the early settlers were of German descent, and the tradition of fine German polka bands headlines the entertainment. The music of Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen and Adam Sandhurst and the Jolly Jammers provided the beat for those who "kicked up their heels" on the dance floor. People also sat in the shade of the tent and listen. People also have an opportunity to visit the many restored buildings including the general store, homes, blacksmith shop, saw mill, mill house and barn which are furnished with varied displays. During many working demonstrations one saw how various tasks--some very labor intensive-- were done in the past.