Step back in time for an authentic fall harvest at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village this Sunday, Sept. 13. Visit the Village one last time this summer and witness traditional harvest activities from the period of 1892-1930; you don’t want to miss out on sampling the delicious Harvest Food Festival. We also have something new in store this year and we’ll give you a hint…it involves food!
Harvest of the Past – Celebrate Alberta’s agricultural roots!
The village comes alive with an old-fashioned threshing bee, complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to a historic elevator. Other activities include; herb drying, making kapusta (sour cabbage), grinding wheat and canning. Harvest activities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the historical village. Take in a free horse-drawn wagon ride to see more than 30 historic buildings, and visit our five newly opened buildings including the Morecambe two- room school house!
Harvest Food Festival!
Gates open at 9 a.m. with a strawberries and cream pancake breakfast with proceeds supporting the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. Delicious food awaits you at the Harvest Food Festival starting at 11:30 a.m. along with traditional Ukrainian food such as pyrohy (perogies), holubtsi (cabbage rolls), kovbasa (garlic sausage) and much more!
New: Village Food Demos!
Take part in demonstrations from local food professionals including; Brad Smoliak of Kitchen by Brad and Johwanna Allen of Mojo Jojo Pickles. Learn the art of pickling, and how to creatively prepare your root vegetables. The Harvest Food Festival is supported by the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance.
About the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open-air museum where costumed interpreters recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. The village is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through to September 7.
When: Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m.
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, located 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Hwy 16.
Special Event Admission rates apply. Adults: $15.00, Seniors: $12.00, Youth: $7.50, and children under six years old are free. For free admission show your current Experience Alberta’s History pass, or Friends of the Ukrainian Village membership card. Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-662-3640 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta)