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Agriculture Museum Calendar of Events
March 1, 1998 - October 31, 1998

Moo-ve along to the Agriculture Museum


SPECIAL EVENTS

There’s always something new at the Agriculture Museum. Newborn farm animals, special events, and seasonal activities will keep you coming back!

 

March 1: Museum exhibits re-open!

 

March 6-8 and14–22: Barnyard Break

School’s out, and the Agriculture Museum is the place to be! Each barn is packed with activities, from butter churning, to bread making, to feeding the animals.

 

March 16-20: Barnyard Day Camp

It's a fun-filled week of supervised farming activities for the 6 to 10 years old.

 

April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5: Barnyard Buddies Workshops

Tuesdays are terrific at the Agriculture Museum. You and your little buddies, aged 3 to 5 years, are invited to

an hour of song, play, crafts, animals and even a little learning at the Barnyard Buddies Workshops. Explore a variety of agricultural (such as Farm Babies, Wool) and food-related (such as Milk and Ice Cream, Apples, Cereals) themes . It's a different theme every week!

 

April 10-13: Easter at the Farm

Things are hopping this weekend! Cuddle rabbits, see newborn lambs, and join in an Easter egg hunt on our grounds.

 

May 9–September 7: Daily Interpretation and Demonstrations

Our crew of friendly interpreters is back for another season. Take part in daily demonstrations, make and taste some ice cream, learn something new about a farm animal, or get a close-up look at one of our latest arrivals.

 

May 9-October 12: Poultry house and Rare Breeds barn open

 

May 16–18: Sheep Shearing Festival

It’s our annual sheep extravaganza with sheep shearing, hoof trimming, Border Collies herding sheep, wool crafts, displays, children’s activities and lots more!

Sheep Shearing 1 Sheep Shearing 2


June 13-14: Dairy Days

Make cheese, separate cream, churn butter, meet some goats. See how cows were milked in the past and how we milk them today.

Dairy Days 1 Dairy Days 2


July 1: Canada Day at the Farm

Free admission! Enjoy a fun-filled day with ice cream making, games and hay rides.

Field 1 Field 2


July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31 and August 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28: "Fun at the Farm" Summer Day Camp

Children (ages 6–10 years) discover farming and food through visits to the barns, daily chores, nature studies, cooking activities, crafts and games. $140 per week. Call 991-3053 for information.

 

July 13-17 and August 10-14: Junior Farmers Day Camp

Youths (ages 11–12 years old) learn some of the basics of animal care during these one-week sessions. $150 per week. Call 991-3053 for information.

 

August 1-3: Rare Breeds and Seeds

See rare breeds of farm animals, meet members of Rare Breeds Canada, and find out how you can help. Learn about rare plants too.

 

September 5-7: Corn Festival

A corn-ucopia of corn-related activities. Corn cooking, corn displays, corn crafts and, of course, corn on the cob!

Learn about leading-edge research, even how you can use corn in a car!

 

September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6 : Barnyard Buddies Workshops

It's a second round of Terrific Tuesdays at the Agriculture Museum. You and your little buddies, aged 3 to 5 years, are invited to an hour of song, play, crafts, animals and even a little learning at the Barnyard Buddies Workshops. Explore a variety of new agricultural and food-related themes. It's a different theme every week!

 

October 3-4: Horsepower!

From the first harness to the latest in computerized farming, farm power has come a long way! This weekend see teams of horses work the fields, feel the ground shake under the weight of a 7,000 lb. tractor from the 1920s or sit in the cab of one of the newest tractors around. There will be machinery demonstrations, wagon rides, and fun for all.

 

October 11–12: Fall Harvest Celebration

It’s harvest time! Learn how to preserve food, make apple cider and grind grain, even buy some fresh produce. Hay rides, dancing demonstrations and entertainment will make this an event to remember.

Harvest 1 Harvest 2



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