The seasons have changed and what better way to honour that than with a celebration. The Tagwàgi Festival is a first of many seasonal events planned at the new and local Mādahòkì Farm, a gathering place to share in Indigenous experiences. Tagwàgi means “autumn” in Anishinaabe, while Mādahòkì means “to share land,” a very fitting sentiment as the festival is open to all.
The festival will include a little something for everyone. Attendees will get the chance to meet the endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses. There will be an expansive farmer’s market and artisans market set up, too, featuring Indigenous creatives and traditional foods and harvests to honour the season. Folks will be able to walk the Legacy Trail to learn more about nature at this time of year and Indigenous cultural traditions around that. The little ones are invited to play on the farm, meet animals and enjoy some interactive activity stations. A Reconciliation Rock Station will be set up for visitors to come by and decorate a rock to leave or take home. And that’s not all, a Celebration Stage will be setup featuring performances and storytelling.
The festival will take place at 4420 W Hunt Club Road. It is free to attend but registration is required. Although it has sold out for October 23 and 24, patrons are welcome to sign up to visit on October 25th between 1-4PM.
Learn more about Tagwàgi Festival here.
Photo Credit: Tagwàgi Festival