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Monday, September 10, 2012

Heritage Farm Show at the Backus Page-House Museum

(News Release)

Annual Heritage Farm Show September 15th and 16th
Backus Page-House Museum
29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown, Ontario

It is once again time for the annual Heritage Farm Show at the Backus-Page House Museum, located just south of Wallacetown.

Demonstrations planned over the two day event feature threshing, a working steam engine, farm horses, a farmer’s market, and historic farming interpretive displays.

While on site, tour the Backus-Page House Museum where costumed interpreters will be available to take visitors on a trip back through time to the year 1850. The current exhibit titled “Get Stuffed~ A Whimsical Look at the Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy Tradition”, runs until Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday’s musical entertainment is an open mic jamboree from 1-4pm with the Country Classics as backing band. Bring your voice, your instruments, and join in. Sunday from 12:30-1pm is musical entertainer Gary Boyle and 2-3pm is the Rocking Oldies; toe-tapping nostalgic songs for your enjoyment. With so much to do, it is easy to work up a big appetite.

The Heritage Farm Show does not disappoint providing a BBQ lunch and bean pot on both days. The Sunday egg sandwich breakfast runs from 10-11 am. The worship service is held at the historic St. Peter’s Anglican Church (celebrating 185 years) starting at 11 am.

Heritage Farm Show runs Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Admission- Age 14-Adult $6, Children age 4-13 $3, 3 & under Free

BarBQ, Ice Cream, Bean Pot, and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches – additional cost

New tractor and machinery exhibitors are welcome. Contact 519-762-3072

The Heritage Farm Show is presented by the Tyrconnell Heritage Society. Funds raised from the Heritage Farm Show are used to offset operating costs at the Backus-Page House Museum.

For more information about the Heritage Farm Show, the Backus-Page House Museum, the John E. Pearce Provincial Park or the Tyrconnell Heritage Society you may Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter @backuspagehouse call the Carriage House Office at 519-762-3072 or visit us at www.backuspagehouse.ca

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