Locals to learn about historic farming at country event

July 25, 2018 by  

The Country Kickback at Heritage Park is taking place next month in Calgary. The theme of the event is ‘How the West was won’.

Guests will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of how farms were run in the past. There will be demonstrations of threshing and baling on steam-powered machinery, wheat grinding and sheep shearing. The Engine Utopia small engine display will have a demonstration of grinding.

Pioneer Acres of Alberta will be hosting slow tractor races. The Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts will be hosting live demonstrations of skills such as needlepoint, lace tatting and rug making.

There will also be plenty of children’s activities. There is set to be a petting zoo, a rope making activity, barn board branding, butter making and ice-cream churning. In addition, there will be an old-fashioned barn dance for the entire family.

Admission to Heritage Park is $26.50 for adults, $20.70 for senior, $18.95 for youth between the ages of 7 and 15 and $13.65 for children aged 3 to 6.

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The Country Kickback will be held at Heritage Park from August 25 to 26 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Call 403-268-8500 for the most current information about this event.