Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Fall Harvest Festival

Today's activities made up for a whole week's worth of sitting around. After a busy morning at the Gardener's market, and a midday nap, Isla, Roscoe and I headed south down the highway about 10 miles to the American West Heritage Centre for their Fall Harvest Festival. 

Although the last day of summer has come and gone, the halloween garb and goodies are appearing on shelves and fall colours are fashionable again (which is good for me since that is all I own), it certainly doesn't feel like fall here. Rather I feel like we are suspended in this never ending summer timewarp, where temperatures are still reaching into the 30's by mid afternoon. 

I'm not complaining, just commenting on the strange warm weather that just doesn't seem to want to quit. 

Needless to say it was a lovely afternoon to stroll about the grounds, similar to a living history site, like Heritage Park in Calgary. The festival events were targeted perfectly for Isla's age. Lots of great activities for kids and adults, everything from the popular corn maze, a pie eating contest, an old fashioned carnival for kids, petting zoo, ponyrides and more!

Here's a recap of our day in pictures:

in the pumpkin patch

teepee town

Kids only wagon ride

Wagon ride around the grounds

riding the bronc - cute style

lost in the strawbale maze

first taste of cotton candy


ponyride (that's twice in one month!)

Let's hope they'll sleep well tonight! I certainly will. 


gladventurer said...

My goodness look how RW hasgrown. Looking forward to seeing him and big sisteron Friday.

Drive safe!

Schmoo and Beans Mom said...

Another fun day out. Looks like you have fun. Hopefully the runny noses are starting to dry up! Can't wait to see you this week.