Binder Twine returns to Kleinburg for 48th year — kleinburg
On Sept. 6, 2014, the Binder Twine Festival returned to the quaint village of Kleinburg for its 48th year. A rural tradition dating back to the 1800s, when farmers visited the community to purchase twine, the annual celebration was once again packed with family fare, juried craft exhibitors and Olde Tyme activities, namely and most notably a spoof of traditional beauty pageants known as the Queen Contest. From flipping pancakes to milking a cow, eligible young ladies, aged 16 and over, exercised their pioneer skills for the chance to draw a winning ticket for the festival’s Quilt Raffle. A nod to a simpler time, Binder Twine, organized and run by over 800 volunteers, is a celebration of the community for the community – with proceeds going toward local schools and clubs.