Harvest time in the country – Itinerary

Tri Region Tourism Day Trip Ideas, Itinerary

Celebrate the harvest

Celebrate the fall harvest at Spruce Grove’s Harvest Fair on the grain elevator site from 9:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, Sep 21. The festival is free and all proceeds from the concession go to help Spruce’s Ag Society build a new train station on the grounds. Have a bowl of chili, play some old-fashioned games and take a turn around the market. Bring the whole family for a fun day in the countryside this Saturday.

Games and good food

The concession will serve up delicious chili and pickle on a stick – and you’re going to need your strength for all the games, so eat up! Then play old-fashioned fair games, like ring toss, hunt for surprises in the stook (you’ll find out what it is, city-kid), hop around in a potato sack, compete in egg & spoon races and bowl on the lawn. Watch the cross saw competition, a grain cleaning machine demo and browse the vintage tractor display. Then (let mom) rest a minute on a free hayride. After all that, you’re going to need to regain your strength with some fresh baking from the Farmer’s Market.

Make it, bake it and grow it

The Spruce Grove Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday 9:30-1:30 from April to December. Fresh organic eggs, homemade jams, Jed’s famous birdhouses and lots more goodies made, baked and grown by the people you’ll meet at the table. It’s an indoor market, so it’s good for rain or shine (or snow – I know, I know, there’s no need to mention that stuff yet).

Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum and concession

The Harvest Fair will also celebrate the last summer weekend for touring the Grain Elevator Museum. See the inside of a real grain elevator, examine a vintage 1947 truck and read the old posters on how to work the elevator. You can see all the old equipment – the scoop belt, levers and the scale. Learn how the grain was weighed, scooped and moved along the belt and up the elevator. The museum will open again for the 2014 season in May.