Monday, August 10, 2015

Heritage Acres holds 28th Annual Show

C. Davis and T. Lucas

The Heritage Acres 2015 Annual Show was held July 31 - August 2 under blissfully sunny skies, and featured the inaugural show of the John Deere Two-Cylinder Club.

Visitors were once again treated to field demonstrations featuring an antique steam engine/sawmill, antique farming equipment of all types, and the working grain elevator that was formerly located in Brocket. The daily Parade of Power allowed collectors to exhibit their restored machinery, and tractor pulls also entertained the crowds. The Heritage Station exhibit has been refined every year since its installation, with working model trains traversing a diorama of the area. A large collection of antique cars and trucks were on display.

The event offered many diversions for kids in addition to the exhibits, including a nail pounding contest, rope making, a straw tractor, and a bouncy castle.

^ The well attended Farming on Dartmoor presentation by Maurice Retallick
Dartmoor National Park Authority Deputy Chairman Maurice Retallick was the guest speaker on Friday evening.  You can read more about his talk by clicking here.

MD of Pincher Creek councillors Terry Yagos, Fred Schoening, and Gary Marchuk serving breakfast on Sunday

A tooney breakfast began each day, ladies of the district served lunch and desserts on Saturday and Sunday, a concession stand was open for the weekend, and old fashioned stick candy was available at the General Store. The work of local craftspeople and local produce was on sale at the Heritage Mall. Supper was served on Friday and Saturday evenings, followed by live entertainments.

Many works in progress were also visible, promising attractions to come.

Bob Westrop conducting Sunday service
An interdenominational service at the Jumbo Valley Church was led by Bob Westrop, who was also MC for many of the events of the weekend.

Hertigae Acres' annual Fall Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 19.

Doukhoubor Barn

Two auctioneers with Hollywood smiles: Bob Westrop and Sheldon Smithens
Brian Edward with Ella and Cinder at 2015 Heritage Acres show
Field full of Deere
In the announcing booth: Bob Westrop (seated), Jenn Cooper, Ewan Mitchell

^ Caiden and Kylie Cooper from Caleigh and Smokestack Lightnin', the photo-op bird.

Participants Jeff and Sophia Slettede

Tractor Pull

Production crew member Ewan Mitchell
Jumbo Valley Church
Crystal Village Church
Driving Alvin Frankentractor
When the sun goes down
It's time to dance

Small engine display
Family histories

Photos by Chris Davis and Toni Lucas

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