Sunny Summer Fair comes to Rutherford House


Fairs are the traditional way to bring people in a community together to mingle, browse for goods and eat different foods. On July 27, Rutherford House is hosting its fifth annual Sunny Summer Fair in the spirit of agricultural festivals of the past.

There will be classic carnival games, old-fashioned toys, crafts, musical entertainment and a market. . Lemonade and popcorn will be available for purchase.

Vendors participating in this year’s fair include:

The Lilac Tree Museum Shop will also be open and features unique merchandise including specialty tea, old-fashion candy and toys, kitchenware and unique gifts for all ages.

Rutherford House is a post-Edwardian mansion built in 1911 for Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier and his family. For many years, the home welcomed the political and social elite of Alberta. Today, Rutherford House is a designated historic resource operated as a museum by the province.

The Details

When: Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4:00 p.m. (the site is open until 5:00 p.m.)

Where: Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive (University of Alberta campus)

Admission: to the museum is $4 for adults, $12 for a family, $3 for seniors and youth aged 7-17. Children six and under are free.

Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-427-3995 (dial 310-000 for toll free access within Alberta)


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