Homestead Days

Sunday, August 4 & Monday, August 5 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Our premier pioneer event that’s so chock full of old-fashioned activities that it needs two days!

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Homestead Days is all about Prince George's pioneers - step back in time to have fun the old-fashioned way!

Come out and enjoy heritage demonstrations such as ice cream and butter making from our staff on both days of this jam-packed event! Our intrepid summer staff will be ready to talk to visitors about their different heritage projects - learn all about old-fashioned medicinal cures and plants from Sylvie on Sunday and Monday! On Sunday, Kennedy will be demonstrating canning, and talking to visitors about making jam, and on Monday, Shannon will be making candles with visitors, while Hailey demonstrates how to use the loom!  In addition to staff-led demos, you can learn more about the wood lathe from Art Betke and our blacksmith will be working in the shop over both days!

This weekend is all about doing things the old-fashioned way, so everyone can join in the pioneer races and relays, which have different categories for adults and children! An old-fashioned watermelon eating contest for kids will take place each eating contests, and pioneer games will be taking place at two different times during the day!

Bring a lunch, or bid on the homemade lunches in the Box Lunch Social – don’t worry, the BBQ will also be running if you get outbid! Learn more about the site with a guided tour, and take in our special exhibit that highlights the last 30 years of the park! Join us at 12:30 both days to have a slice of celebratory cake, then take on the special treasure hunt to learn more about the site's development.

Visitors on Monday can enjoy the musical stylings of Saltwater Hank, accompanied by Bex and the Bullpen at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM - bring your dancing shoes for this fun square dance band!

Huble Homestead Historic Site is a 30 minute drive north of Prince George, BC. Leave the city behind, and make your way up Highway 97, before turning off on Mitchell Road to continue another 6 kilometres down a well-maintained dirt road.

Huble Homestead is dog friendly and open daily for guided tours and shopping in the General Store. Enjoy a picnic or purchase lunch from the BBQ as you relax in the fresh air. Admission is by donation, with a recommended amount of $10.00 per family.

Schedule of Events - Sunday, August 4

 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Pancake Breakfast

12:00 PM-4:00 PM - Regular BBQ

 

10:30 AM & 3:00 PM - Pioneer games

1:15 PM - 2:40 PM - Pioneer races and relays

12:00 PM - Box lunch social auction

12:30 PM - 30 Year Celebration Cake

Eating contests for adults & kids

12:45 PM - Watermelon  |  1:00 PM - Corn on the Cob

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blacksmith demonstrations

11:30 AM & 2:30 PM - Ice cream making 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Plants and medicines with Sylvie

1:30 PM - Butter making with Krystal

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Canning with Kennedy

ALL DAY - Wood lathe demonstrations

 

11:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM - Tours of Huble Homestead

Schedule is subject to change.

Schedule of Events - Monday, August 5

10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Pancake Breakfast

12:00 PM-4:00 PM - Regular BBQ

 

10:30 AM & 3:30 PM - Pioneer games

1:15 PM - 2:40 PM - Pioneer races and relays

12:00 PM - Box lunch social auction

12:30 PM - 30 Year Celebration Cake

Eating contests for adults & kids

12:45 PM - Watermelon  |  1:00 PM - Corn on the Cob

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blacksmith demonstrations

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Weaving with Hailey

11:30 AM & 3:00 PM - Ice cream making 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Candles with Shannon

1:30 PM - Butter making with Krystal

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Plants and medicines with Sylvie

ALL DAY - Wood lathe demonstrations

11:30 AM & 2:30 PM - Tours of Huble Homestead

1:00 PM & 2:30 PM - Music of Saltwater Hank and Bex & The Bullpen

Schedule is subject to change. 

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Races & Relay Schedule

Race Time:

Sunday:

1:15 PM

1:18 PM

1:20 PM

1:25 PM

1:30 PM

1:35 PM

1:40 PM

1:45 PM

1:50 PM

1:55 PM

2:00 PM

2:10 PM

2:15 PM

2:25 PM

2:30 PM

2:40 PM

Monday:

1:15 PM

1:18 PM

1:20 PM

1:25 PM

1:30 PM

1:35 PM

1:40 PM

1:45 PM

1:50 PM

1:55 PM

2:00 PM

2:10 PM

2:15 PM

2:25 PM

2:30 PM

2:40 PM

Event:

                                         

25 yd Foot Race                        

25 yd Foot Race                       

50 yd Foot Race                        

Egg & Spoon Race                  

Egg & Spoon Race                   

Egg & Spoon Race                

Wheelbarrow Race         

Wheelbarrow Race    

Cracker Whistling         

Needle and Thread Race

3-Legged Race            

3-Legged Race             

Clothespin Relay                 

Clothespin Relay             

Rolling Pin Toss                  

Egg Toss                                

Age Group:

 

Kids Under 10

Kids Over 10

Adults

Kids Under 10

Kids Over 10

Adults

Kids - All Ages

Adults

Kids - All Ages

Adults

Kids - All Ages

Adults

Kids Over 10

Adults

Adults

All Ages