Monday, October 8, 2012
Museum to hold annual Harvest Fest on October 19 and 20
Harvest Fest 2012 will be held on October 19-20, 2012 At Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) in Pincher Creek. This is designed to be a family friendly event that will appeal to those of all age groups. Two new aspects of the event will be focused around photography. Della Oosterlee of Dellight Images will be on hand for informal come and go sessions to help people optimize their digital photography skills. If some aspects of digital photography have you stymied, this is your chance to ask an expert. Dellight Images will be available both days of Harvest Fest, Friday 11 am – 2 pm at the same time as the Pioneer Market, as well as Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Be sure to check out the Photo and Coloring Contest entries in Pioneer Place, the entrance building of the museum.
There is also a “My Best Fall Photo!” photo contest display. With the stunning beauty of Alberta during the magical time of fall there is much to choose from. To enter the contest, please bring your 8 X 10 to the KBPV front desk by October 17. There is a $2.00 fee per entry for photos. To enter the coloring contest you must be in grade 6 or younger, and KBPV will be distributing the pictures through Canyon, Livingstone, and St. Michael's Schools, or you can contact the front desk. It is free to enter, and a lot of fun to see what the kids make of their projects.
On Saturday October 20, the grounds will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for a special entry fee of $2.00 per person. We will welcome back the donkeys, ducks and sheep for the day, have the colouring and photo contest display, rope making, Harvest Straw Maze, Crafts, and Music. Our partners the Metis Association 1880 will hold a snow-shoeing trap-line challenge at 1 pm and 11 am, and Early Childhood Mapping Coalition will host “the grain pit” filled with canola seed. Concessions will be available on the Saturday. To enter one of the contests or to find out more information, contact Toni at 403-627-3684 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also come to the museum at 1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek during our hours of operation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
We hope that everyone will have a great time, and enjoy celebrating the harvest in time honoured style with their community.