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Thanksgiving Weekend

At this time of year, many Canadian farms are harvesting the food crops that will sustain us throughout the year. To celebrate the harvest, join us at the Museum where you will be able to learn how simple and easy it is to prepare heart healthy soup made with corn, squash and beans - known as the Three Sisters. Learn how to make delicious apple upside down cake, explore several pumpkin varieties and learn about the pumpkin’s life cycle. Children are invited to get creative with a fall themed craft and play with a corn filled sensory bin. Other activities include the perennial favourite apple cider making as well as livestock-related demonstrations.


Apple Cider Making and Tasting (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.)
What happens to all the apples that are bumped and bruised and not perfect to eat out-of-hand? They are pressed and turned into cider! At this demonstration, visitors can make good use of their energy to help operate the press and will of course be able to taste the fruits of their labour at the end.

Farmer Flora's A-MAZE-ing "Cornfield" (ongoing)
Help Farmer Flora find her missing animals in her twisty "cornfield"!

Apple IQ (ongoing)
Test your taste buds in this apple guessing game! Visitors are invited to sample apple pieces and guess their variety.

Pumpkins (ongoing)
Explore the different pumpkin varieties and learn about the pumpkin’s life cycle. Interesting pumpkin facts will be shared throughout the day.

Kid’s Corner (ongoing)
Come join the fun with crafts and the fall farm sensory bin where children are encouraged to touch, feel, manipulate and discover small objects hiding in a sand box filled with corn kernels.

Three Sisters Soup (11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)
Join us in the demonstrations kitchen and learn about the First Nations peoples’ traditions of cultivating corn, squash and beans. The First Nations story about The Three Sisters (corn, squash and beans) will be told. Our youngest visitors are invited to help prepare a delicious soup made with these ingredients. All visitors are invited to sample the soup.

Apple Upside Down Cake (10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.)
Learn how to make this delicious apple upside down cake. This cooking demonstration also features the history of Thanksgiving in Canada and a sample of this cake.

Farrier Demonstrations Saturday only at 10:00 a.m.
Many visitors may not know that the Museum’s horses all get routine hoof care. The farrier will be on hand Saturday morning to demonstrate this essential element of keeping horses hard at work and healthy.

Wagon Rides ($) weather permitting (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the wagon pulled by tractor (Saturday and Sunday) or pulled by the Museum’s Clydesdale horses (Monday).

Other Demonstrations:

10:30 a.m. Meet the Chantecler Chicken
12:00 p.m. Groom a Calf
3:00 p.m. Rabbit Care
4:00 Afternoon Milking

Food Service ($)
The Hot Potato Company food truck will be on site to offer food services.

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