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Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

Special Events

Threshing Day
Threshing Day. Pitch in with the fieldwork or kick back and relax as you enjoy a day of music, entertainment and games.
© Parks Canada

Mark Your Calendar!  
May 23 - Opening Day
May 23 to June 29 - School Programs
July 1 - Canada Day - Free admission
August 13 - Binding and Stooking
August 27 - Symphony under the Sky Festival
September 5 - Closing Day

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply


Awesome Summer Events!

Symphony under the Sky Festival


The Regina Symphony Orchestra's Symphony under the sky concert
© Regina Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, August 27
Let’s close the Motherwell Homestead’s Women’s Suffrage season and open the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s 2016/17 season in grand style! Join us for a jam packed day of activities including threshing demonstrations, the Field to Fork Festival and kids activities. The highlight of the afternoon will be Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony under the Sky as well as music from Rosie & The Riveters! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a symphonic concert and a cold Bushwakker exclusive Motherwell Red Fife Witbier  at the homestead. Event goes ahead, rain or shine, so come prepared!

Special Event, Program or Rental Fees May Apply

Program

Time Activity Location
10:00 -5:00 Face painting, Tattoos, Musical Petting Zoo, Inflatable Bouncer, Field to Fork Vendors, Canadian Armed Forces Displays Kids Zone around Visitor Centre
10:00 -12:00 Remax Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting) Field North of Stone House
10:00 Ice Cream Making Demonstration Green Hired Man’s Cottage
10:45 Butter Making Demonstration Stone House
11:00 Ice Cream Making Demonstration Green Hired Man’s Cottage
11:15 Threshing Demonstration Field North of Stone House
11:45 Firkin Tapping Main Stage – Barn Yard
12:45 Renée Englot, Storyteller

Ice Cream Making Demonstration
Main Stage – Barn Yard

Green Hired Man’s Cottage
1:00 RSO Soundcheck Main Stage – Barn Yard
1:15 Rosie & the Riveters
Butter Making Demonstration
Main Stage – Barn Yard
Stone House
2:00 - 4:00 RSO Symphony Under the Sky Concert
Ice Cream Making Demonstration
Main Stage – Barn Yard
Green Hired Man’s Cottage
3:00 - 3:20 RSO INTERMISSION/ Renée Englot, Storyteller
Ice Cream Making Demonstration
Main Stage – Barn Yard
Green Hired Man’s Cottage
4:00 Local Entertainment
Threshing Demonstration
Remax Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides (Weather Permitting)
Main Stage – Barn Yard
Field North of Stone House
5:00 Wrap Up
Motherwell Red Fife Witbier: Belgian-style wheat beer by The Bushwakker Brewpub - Available in the Beer Garden


Binding and Stooking


Binding and Stooking demonstration
© Parks Canada

Saturday, August 13
Join the hired hands in the field for binding and stooking! Taste warm homemade bread with hand churned butter melting on top. Watch the hired men’s blacksmith demonstration. Hear the horses hooves clop and see a horse-drawn equipment work the fields. Explore the homestead on a wagon ride and smell the fresh-cut hay. Remember to bring your strongest muscles to help churn homemade ice cream! Romp around in tennis court and play some Victorian games. Activities to interest and excite the whole family!