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Heritage Acres to host annual show

PHOTO BY FRANK MCTIGHE, THE MACLEOD GAZETTE Heritage Acres Farm Museum's 29th annual show will feature old-time farming demonstrations such as threshing and baling.

PHOTO BY FRANK MCTIGHE, THE MACLEOD GAZETTE
Heritage Acres Farm Museum’s 29th annual show will feature old-time farming demonstrations such as threshing and baling.

PHOTO BY FRANK MCTIGHE, THE MACLEOD GAZETTE Heritage Acres Farm Museum's 29th annual show will feature old-time farming demonstrations, including raking.

PHOTO BY FRANK MCTIGHE, THE MACLEOD GAZETTE
Heritage Acres Farm Museum’s 29th annual show will feature old-time farming demonstrations, including raking.

A popular brand of farm equipment is the focus of Heritage Acres Farm Museum’s 29th annual show.
“The Year of Ford-New Holland Farm Equipment” is the theme of the show, which runs from July 29-31 at the museum near the Oldman dam.
Heritage Acres will feature agricultural demonstrations, horses, tractors and vintage cars during its show.
Since it was established on a 180-acre site just off Highway 3 near the Oldman dam in 1988, Heritage Acres has become the largest independent agricultural museum in the province.
The museum is administered by the Oldman River Antique Equipment and Threshing Club.
The show kicks off at 3:15 p.m. Friday, July 29 with a small engine demonstration, followed at 4:30 p.m. by a tractor pull.
Friday’s events conclude with a Barn Hunt dog demonstration.
There is a pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.
Field demonstrations, including old-time plowing, swathing, raking, stooking and threshing get under way at 9 a.m. Saturday.
A hot shoeing demonstration is set for 10:30 a.m. in the blacksmith shop, with a small engine demonstration to follow at 11:15 a.m.
A pedal tractor farm for children will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A nail-pounding contest for children starts at 12 noon, along with rope-making demonstrations.
A saw mill demonstration starts at 1 p.m., followed by another small engine demonstration at 1:45 p.m.
The popular Parade of Power starts at 2:30 p.m., followed at 4 p.m. by a tractor pull, a steak supper at 5:30 p.m. and music by Playin’ Country.
Following the pancake breakfast Sunday, there is a non-denominational church service at 9 a.m. in the Jumbo Valley Church.
Another field demonstration is set for 10 a.m. Sunday.
The afternoon’s events include a nail-pounding contest for children and rope-making demonstration at 12 noon, saw mill demonstration at 1 p.m., small engine demonstration at 1:45 p.m., Parade of Power at 2:30 p.m. and tractor pull at 4 p.m.
Heritage Station with its model trains is open throughout the weekend, and Heritage Mall will be filled with vendors.
Dry camping is available on-site.
For information call 403-627-2082 or visit www.heritageacres.org.

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