Bring the whole family down to celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of harvest time, this weekend, Aug. 30 – 31, at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum!
See more than 40 pieces of vintage agricultural machinery in action including tractors, threshers, binders, swathers, separators, combines and stationary engines. Watch farm hands at work during fieldwork demonstrations. Get a closer look at the massive smoking steam traction engines, the real crowd-pleasers of this show.
Hop on a 1912 Rumely Oilpull and a 1911 IHC Reliance for a free tractor ride! Take the opportunity to see modern John Deere farm equipment and test drive different models of tractors.
Learn how to bake everything from focaccia and multi-grain bread to bagels and cinnamon buns during day-long bread making demonstrations. There’ll be plenty of free samples – made even better with fresh butter you’ve made yourself.
Browse through the Harvest Festival Farmers’ Market for goodies to take home. Special musical guests, the Foggy Minded Mountain Boys, will be onsite to provide a lively soundtrack to the events taking place over the weekend. Before you head home don’t forget to visit the Fabulous Fifties exhibit, which explores the car culture of the 1950s.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Reynolds Alberta Museum, 6426 40 Ave. Wetaskiwin, two kilometres west of town on Highway 13.
Admission: Admission is $10 for adults, $25 for a family (two adults and their children under the ages of 18), $7 for seniors and $5 for youth (age 7-17). Children six and under are admitted free.
Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-361-1351 (dial 1-800-661-4726 for toll-free access in Alberta).