Plans are underway for this year’s Harvest Festival, to be held Sunday September 6. The main feature, as always, will be the harvesting and threshing of the NFHC’s crop of oats, using antique equipment only. If you’ve wondered how your ancestors gathered their grain, come and look! Combined with the harvest, there will be an ox pull with many teams expected from around the province. It’s quite amazing how strong these animals are.
In addition to that, several fun events and competitions will take place. There will be new classes in the baking and garden competition, while the knitting competition is being added as an entirely new feature. (See details below.) For children there will be a fish pond, face painting, and balloon animals, not to mention the sandbox and swing set. All members of the family can enjoy the Fur and Feathers display, and it will even be possible to discover how much your entire family weighs when you pile on the scale together. Another new challenge is to identify antique items by matching them to the story that goes with them – it’s up to you to decide which story matches each artifact.
No doubt there will be antique tractors, trucks and cars around, and each year the displays are somewhat different. Last year there was an antique bicycle, and an older man riding it. Who knows what’s next?
Classes: 1: dinner rolls, 2: rolled molasses cookies, 3: apple pie. Prizes: $25, $10., and $10 in each class, in grocery gift cards.
Classes: 1: Attractive display of garden products, 2: Attractive flower arrangement. Prizes as above.
Classes: 1: Knitted hat, 2: Knitted socks. Prizes: as above.
All entries must be delivered to Heritage Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 noon on the day of the event.
We hope our Harvest Festival will be part of your Labour Day weekend celebrations!