DELPHI — The 2013 canal boat season will end with the annual Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Pioneer Village at the Wabash & Erie Canal Park. The canal boat crew will offer the last rides before the boat is stored for the season. Rides will resume from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17, 2014, when the season opens with the Transportation Festival.
The Harvest Festival offers a look back in time. A tour of the Pioneer Village will reveal working blacksmiths, broom makers, a basket weaver, and a working cooper, a spinner working with alpaca fiber, leatherworking, and needle arts artists. There will be various artists throughout the village and inside the cabins displaying pottery, metal yard art, leather goods, baskets, brooms, woodcrafts, sewing, needle crafts, and jewelry.
New this year is the addition of the Indiana Bicentennial Train, a free admission, traveling, interactive history exhibit. It will be located behind the Interpretive Center and is handicapped accessible. The Bicentennial Train will be open for tours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 through Oct. 19.
For more information, contact Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center, 1030 N. Washington St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satuday, or noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 765-564-2870 or go to wabashanderiecanal.org.