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Potato Festival

Sunday, September 4 & Monday, September 5 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

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EVENT SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Over one hundred years ago, on the banks of the Fraser River, Annie Huble grew acres and acres of potatoes which she sold to travelers passing through the area. Today that tradition continues at Huble Homestead, where you can learn all about the heirloom potato varieties grown on site, see the garden where they were produced, and purchase your own to sample at home!

Celebrate the mighty spud at Huble Homestead with games and crafts, music, tours, and demonstrations. Come early to buy heirloom potatoes, carrots, beets, and garlic from the Huble garden! We’ve spent the summer growing different varieties of heirloom potatoes: we've got Irish Cobbler, All Blue, Banana and Bintje available both days; Green Mountain will only be available Sunday as supplies last, and Haida will only be available Monday. As for garlic, you can take your pick from Persian Star and Russian both days; due to limited yield, Susan Delafield will only be available Sunday, and Northern Quebec available Monday. Finally, we've got plenty of carrots and beets! 

Watch and take part in heritage demonstrations such as ice cream and butter making both days! The blacksmith shop will also be running - be sure to pop in and say hello to our new blacksmith as he tinkers away, and gets more familiar with the shop!

Learn more about our summer staff's heritage projects when Sylvie talks about their dressmaking project on Sunday, and chat with Shannon about her cross stitch on Monday!

Learn about cheesemaking from author and cheese expert Tracey Johnson of cheeseneeds.com from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on both days! Tracey will demonstrate how to make this culinary treat, working on two batches at once to ensure visitors will be able to see the different processes and stages of cheese making. The curd cutting will take place at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. As an added bonus, she'll have samples for visitors to try and kits available for purchase if you decide you'd like to try making your own cheese at home!

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On Sunday, learn about wool from Heimdall’s Reach, a local Icelandic wool producer in Prince George BC. They have plenty of wool-based products available for sale, and will be on site with a display, ready to chat all things wool! 

Then on Monday, meet Dave Godber from SilverTree Woodworking! He'll be on site all day demonstrating the pole lathe, a wood-turning lathe that use the elasticity within a long pole as a return spring for a treadle. 

Kick back and relax to acoustic music from Britt AM on both the Sunday and Monday! If you're a fan of the fiddle, be sure to check out Chloe Nakahara and Scott Gaudet on the Monday at 12:30!

 

Afterwards, revert back to your childhood by taking part in potato sack races, Hot Potato, or the potato and spoon race, and try your hand at potato stamping in the Welcome Barn. 

Play one of our popular lawn games, try out the stilts, and treat yourself to a fresh piece of pie in the General Store! The BBQ will be serving a pancake breakfast from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, burgers and hot dogs will be on the menu. In addition to our regular menu, we'll also be featuring a potato-ey menu. pancakes! Peruse the General Store and take 10% off all items (excluding food). 

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 for 40 kilometres, 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 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 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.

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

 
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Schedule of Events - Sunday, September 4

 

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

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

Try items from our special potato menu!

 

11:30 AM & 1:30 PM - Acoustic covers by Britt A.M.

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM - Potato games & races

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Potato Stamps

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Decorate your Spud!

Prizes for Staff Favourite and Crowd Favourite!

1:30 PM - Judging for 'Decorate Your Spud' contest

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

12:00 PM - Ice cream making 

1:15 PM - Butter making

12:30 PM to 1:15 PM - Dressmaking with Sylvie

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Learn about wool with Heimdall's Reach

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

with Tracey Johnson of cheeseneeds.com

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

10% off all merchandise in the General Store all weekend

Schedule is subject to change

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Schedule of Events - Monday, September 5

 

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

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

Try items from our special potato menu!

11:30 AM & 1:30 PM - Acoustic covers by Britt A.M.

12:30 PM - Fiddle tunes by Chloe Nakahara & Scott Gaudet

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM - Potato games & races

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Potato Stamps

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Decorate your Spud!

Prizes for Staff Favourite and Crowd Favourite!

1:30 PM - Judging for 'Decorate Your Spud' contest

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

12:00 PM - Ice cream making 

1:15 PM - Butter making

12:30 PM to 1:15 PM - Cross Stitch with Shannon

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Pole lathe demonstrations

by SilverTree Woodworking

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

with Tracey Johnson of cheeseneeds.com

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

10% off all merchandise in the General Store all weekend

Schedule is subject to change

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