Saturday, August 25, 2018
Experience Western Canada’s Heritage Harvest Festival!
Watch as 70 acres of wheat near Austin, Manitoba are harvested by antique threshing machines and vintage combines from six decades.
Gates open at 9:00 AM and harvest demonstrations begin at 1:00 PM. A “Harvest Supper” begins at 5:30 PM with supper provided by Austin & Area Wildlife Association.
Admission is by donation and supper tickets are $20 each.
Western Canada’s Heritage Harvest is a joint fundraising event of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the Manitoba Agricultural Museum.
Since 1983, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank has worked to end hunger in the developing world by providing emergency food aid, and helping farmers grow more and better food. With matching support from the Canadian government, in 2016-2017 the organization helped over 900,000 people in 35 countries.
Since 1954, the Manitoba Agricultural Museum operates Canada’s largest collection of vintage agricultural machinery, providing visitors with interactive experiences of pioneer life. The museum is operated by 700 volunteers and welcomed over 25,000 visitors from around the world to its facilities in 2016.