Harvest Festival comes on September 4 this year, beginning at 10 a.m. Activities for the kids will start around noon. The Cookhouse will be open all day.
The important part of Harvest Festival is, of course, the harvesting and threshing of oats with our period equipment, drawn by horses and/or antique tractors.
A large ox pull will be held simultaneously with the harvesting, and we expect an excellent turnout. This event has drawn as many as forty-two teams of oxen in other years.
We’re planning a blacksmithing demo, fur & feathers show, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a Name That Tool contest. As in other years this asks you to identify some of our smaller artifacts. We’re also repeating our baking, garden, knitting, and flower competitions, with a cup & saucer display added for good measure. Please read the list below for details!
Class 1: pumpkin pie; 2: white bread; 3: oatmeal cookies
Class 1: attractive vegetable display; 2: strange or unusual vegetable
Class 1: pair of mittens; 2: knitted scarf
Class 1: flower arrangement; 2. wildflower arrangement
Cup & saucer display: Bring your favourite cup and saucer, with a line to explain why it is special. The audience will vote for the winner.
11:30 a.m. -12:30 noon: all entries must be in Heritage Hall
(entry tags for all categories supplied when you deliver to NFHC)
Prizes: grocery gift cards!