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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Farm

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 8, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with admission

Come to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum this Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the harvest!  At this time of year, many Canadian farms are harvesting the food crops that will sustain us throughout the year. Come see some of our farm machinery on display as well as watch a baler in action! Discover fun facts about corn and apples and sample fall recipes. Explore several pumpkin varieties and learn about the pumpkin’s life cycle. Children are invited to get creative with a fall themed craft. Other activities include livestock-related demonstrations.

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Farm Machinery Display (ongoing)
Admire agricultural machinery which is used to cut, dry, compress and store hay.

Baling Demonstration 10:00 and 1:30
Watch as a hay baler compresses hay into compact bales. 

All about Corn (ongoing)
Explore all things corny!  Learn about the history of corn, its many varieties and watch how traditional corn shellers were used.  And what’s one of the tastiest snacks made of corn?  Popcorn of course – try a sample.  

Butternut Squash Soup (ongoing)
Learn how to make an easy and delicious healthy soup with butternut squash.  All visitors are invited to have a taste.

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

Apple Dessert (ongoing)
Learn how to make a delicious apple dessert. This cooking demonstration also features the history of the harvest in Canada and a sample of this tasty treat.

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

Children’s Craft (ongoing)
Come join the fun with a fall themed craft to take home.  

Farrier Demonstration – Saturday Only at 11:00
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.  

Other demonstrations:

9:30 a.m.      Meet the Rabbits
10:30 p.m.    Groom a Calf
12:00 p.m.    Meet the Ducks
2:00 p.m.      Meet the Rabbits
4:00 p.m.      Afternoon Milking

Demonstration times are subject to change. Please check your handouts the day of the event.

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

Face Painting - Saturday and Monday Only ($) (ongoing)
The Painted Pixie will be on site to work her magic!

All photography and video on site is for personal use. Please do not take images of other visitors or Museum staff. 

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