Harvest Summer’s Bounty at Fort Edmonton Park
August 24, 2010
Celebrate Alberta’s bountiful crops and savour the gifts of summer before it’s over at Fort Edmonton Park’s 37th annual Harvest Fair.
Date: Sunday August 29, 2010
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: Fort Edmonton Park (corner of Whitemud Drive and Fox Drive)
Admission: Child $7; Youth/Senior $10.50; Adult $13.75; Family/Grandparent $41.50; Annual passes multi-facility and leisure access program passes also accepted.
Take a walk through time at Fort Edmonton Park and watch as technology changes the world of farming. Help costumed interpreters harvest their gardens and prepare a tasty snack from fresh ingredients. Enjoy music, crafts, games and family entertainment, including a petting zoo, hobby horse barrel races and butter churning. Later, cheer for participants in the watermelon eating contest.
Mayor Stephen Mandel and Councillor Kim Krushell will be special guests at the EHS Bench Show, admiring the vegetable, floral and photography creations. Once considered a social highlight of summer, the Bench Show was a competition for gardeners to showcase their wares.
Think you have an impressive squash or magnificent beets? Public submissions to the Bench Show are being accepted on Saturday August 28, between 9am and noon. Each entrant will receive a complimentary admission to the park for the following day.