Make Your Summer Fair at Rutherford House


Can you think of anything more fair – as in lovely and relaxing– than a summer Sunday afternoon? Imagine spending it in a beautiful flowering garden, with music and lemonade, popcorn and outdoor games and crafts. Imagine happy faces, delighted children, and the feeling of contentment that only summer can bring.

You can imagine it, or you can go live it at Rutherford House at the sixth annual Sunny Summer Fair on Sunday, July 26.

The Sunny Summer Fair revives the spirit of the old-fashioned country fair, with classic seasonal fun for the whole family. It’s a celebration of summer’s bounty, in those warm, carefree days when the only place to be in the world is outside!

Along with the refreshments and activities, the following vendors will offer their wares for sale:

The Lilac Tree Museum Shop will also be open for unique merchandise including specialty tea, old-fashioned 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; the elegant house and its gorgeous grounds hosted many magnificent social occasions. Today, Rutherford House is a designated historic resource operated as a museum by the province.

The Details

When: Sunday, July 26 from noon to 4 p.m. (the site is open until 5 p.m.)

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

Admission: to the museum is $5 for adults, $15 for a family, $4 for seniors and $3 for 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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