The 50thAnnual Binder Twine Festival on Saturday September 10th, 2016.
9am-6pm. Come and enjoy! Food, crafts + FUN!! RAINorSHINE!!!
An annual Kleinburg highlight in September is the Binder Twine Festival. It began in the late 1800′s when farmers came to the community to buy twine to bind their sheaves of wheat together. Charlie Shaw, owner of Shaw’s Hardware Store in Kleinburg, offered food and entertainment to the visiting farmers and an annual celebration was born, continuing until his death in 1931.
In 1967, a small committee revived the concept of Binder Twine as Kleinburg’s centennial project. It was so successful that it once again became an annual event. Occurring on the first Saturday after Labour Day, this exciting festival features juried craft exhibitors, great food and entertainment. It is organized and run entirely by over 800 volunteers from the community. Its success has resulted in benefits to the community, such as Binder Twine Park, support for local schools and clubs, new street signage, Kleinburg New Forest, and much more!