From chugging steam engines to steaming-hot fresh bread, it’s a delight for the senses and fun for all at the annual Harvest Festival event at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Sept. 1 and 2.
Things go do on the museum grounds
It’s a lively two days of threshing, swathing, combining, ploughing and baling! Using the power of giant steam traction engines and tractors, the museum harvests crops the old-fashioned way providing the sights and sounds of antique harvesting machines in action.
Visit with the home economists at the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen trailer; they will teach you how to make BBQ banana roll-ups, and you get to eat them too! And speaking of eating, resident chef Brenden offers wholesome fare as well as treats both inside the museum at Cruisers Café and in an outdoor food tent. There are also other outdoor food vendors.
Increase your harvest fun with the Family Fun Package —the $10 addition to your general family admission gives your family access to carnival games and prizes in the Family Fun Zone, the friendly animals in the petting zoo, and rides on a giant tractor.
For a full list of activities, check out the museum’s website.
Things to do inside the museum
There is lots going on inside the main building and Aviation Display Hangar including: behind-the-scenes “White Glove Tours,” farmhouse play zone, and a rope making and grain elevator demonstration.
While you’re in the main gallery, follow your nose to the bread baking demonstrations in the service station and sample some of the freshly made treats! And enjoy the nostalgic feel of music from the Foggy Minded Mountain Boys.
So much to see and do, you won’t want to miss it.
For more information on Harvest Festival or any of the museum’s special events, visit their website at www.ReynoldsMuseum.ca or check out Reynolds’ social media channels: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram.