BERLIN — The Berlin Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, April 26.
This year, because it is a special time in Berlin with the 120th anniversary of the Atlantic Hotel, the town is celebrating the heritage of the community by organizing a family event that will be fun and exciting for age groups from children to adults.
This year organizers have many surprises that will cover Berlin’s decades from 1870 to 1960.
There will be 18 vintage vehicles and motorcars dating back to the late 1800’s.
Eleven artisans will be demonstrating skills that, if old enough, many may remember from watching their grandparents at work.
Actors in period costumes will perform stories from different periods of time in street scenes throughout the afternoon.
Shopkeepers in traditional period costuming will also be on hand.
Merchant window displays throughout Berlin will be filled with artifacts on display in their shop windows.
Signage will identify vintage items, identify vehicles, provide period clothing items and identify street scenes from 1887 to 1960 which have taken place in Berlin
There will be a program outlining events and timelines on hand the day of the event.
There will be a variety of music from different time periods and a musical performance by the Pinetoners closing the festival.
The Calvin B. Taylor Museum will be open for tours with docents providing the history and popular stories of the town and its famous families.