Harvest of the Past

Learn about Alberta’s agricultural roots with a traditional harvest at the Ukrainian Village. See the Village one last time this fall and witness an old-fashioned threshing bee.

Celebrate the joy of the harvest season, and join us for a day filled with family-friendly activities and experiences:

Historical Village Activities (10 am to 5 pm)

Don't miss the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the historical village today! Step inside the captivating historic buildings and engage in conversations with our costumed interpreters. They are eager to share the story of Ukrainian settlement in east central Alberta with you.

Threshing Demonstrations (11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm)

Each demonstration during these times provides an engaging experience that lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. Between these captivating demonstrations, visitors will have a unique opportunity to walk around the threshing machine. Our knowledgeable interpreters will be on hand to answer questions and provide insights about the machine and the harvest. Please note that the threshing demonstrations and schedule are subject to change, as unforeseen weather conditions or equipment issues may arise.

Historic Buildings Overview Zone

  • Pylypow House #2 – Learn how to make kapusta (cabbage, or sauerkraut)
  • Hawreliak House #3 – Canning
  • Yurko House #4 – Wool carding and spinning

Farmstead Zone

  • Slemko House #6 - Zhorna (hand-powered grist mill) grinding
  • Grekul House #11 – Drying flowers and herbs
  • Hlus House #16 – Flailing and winnowing

Townsite Zone

  • “Machinery Row” near Radway Livery Barn #51 – see our collection of farm implements up close
  • Demchuk Blacksmith Shop #43 – Horseshoeing and farrier demonstrations (10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Feature Exhibit (10 am to 5 pm)

Make, Mend and Modify: Ukrainians Adapting in Alberta. The exhibit, supported by Lamont County, highlights artifacts that have been made, mended, or modified, encouraging visitors to explore and connect with the pioneer spirit of ‘making do’.

Gift Shop (10 am – 5 pm)

Don't miss the chance to explore the Gift Shop situated in the Visitor Center. Take home a piece of the experience with unique and thoughtfully selected items from our gift shop.

Culinary Delights (10 am to 5 pm)

Savor the tastes of tradition with on-site food services from Kalyna Kitchen and Sweets n' Treats.

Children's Activities (11 am to 4 pm)

Join us at the Children's Activities Tent, hosted by Ardrosssan Ukrainian Yatran Dance Club, for old-fashioned fun kids' crafts, lively lawn games, and exciting face painting!

Regular site admission applies on event days.

For the safety of visitors and our livestock in the historical village, we kindly ask that you leave your pets at home.