Sunday, Sept. 2 & Monday, Sept. 3 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Potato Festival

Sunday, September 1 & Monday, September 2 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This a-peel-ing event celebrates the mighty spud, a vegetable the Huble family once grew by the acre!

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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!

Venture out to Huble Homestead, where the spud reigns supreme! We’ve spent the summer growing nine varieties of heirloom potatoes: Cariboo, Russian Blue, Banana, Haida, and Clinton Red, as well as All Blue, Irish Cobbler, Bintje, and Green Mountain! This event offers you the perfect opportunity to learn all about them, as well as see, touch, and perhaps buy some! Visit the barn to buy some of these spuds, along with other produce grown in the Huble garden!

Please note that due to a lower than expected yield on some varieties, the Clinton Red and Cariboo potatoes will only be available Sunday, and the Green Mountain potatoes will only be available Monday. The All Blue, Russian Blue, Irish Cobbler, Bintje, Haida, and Banana potatoes will be available both days!

In addition to all those spuds, we'll have turnips, beets, carrots, and garlic from the Huble garden for sale! This is the perfect opportunity to get all your veggies in one stop!

In addition to all the potato fun, we'll be offering guided tours of the site, and heritage demonstrations will be taking place both days! Take part in ice cream or butter making on Sunday and Monday, visit the blacksmith in his shop, or learn more about the treadle wood lathe from David Godber from Silvertree Woodworking. On Sunday learn about canning and jam with Kennedy. 

Revert back to your childhood by taking part in potato sack races, Hot Potato, or the potato and spoon race, get creative with potato stamps, and show the crowd how it’s done in the potato peeling contest. Kick back, relax on the grass or in the shade, and enjoy a special starchy lunch menu, and guided tours on what is guaranteed to be a totally tub(er)ular event!

To mark the end of the season, all merchandise in the General Store will be 10% off for visitors, and 20% off for members. This is the perfect weekend to purchase a year-long membership!

Stay tuned for a full schedule of events!

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Potato Festival is supported by:

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

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, September 1

 

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

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

Try items from our special potato menu!

 

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 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

12:30 PM & 3:00 PM - Potato peeling contests for kids & adults

 

11:00 PM - Jam and canning with Kennedy

1:00 PM - Butter making

1:30 PM - Ice cream making 

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

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Treadle wood lathe

demonstrations with Silvertree Woodworking

10:30 AM & 2:00 PM - Tours of Huble Homestead

10% off all merchandise in the General Store all weekend.

Schedule is subject to change.

Schedule of Events - Monday, September 2

 

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

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

Try items from our special potato menu!

 

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 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

12:30 PM & 3:00 PM - Potato peeling contests for kids & adults

 

11:30 AM & 1:30 PM - Ice cream making 

2:00 PM - Butter making

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

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Treadle wood lathe

demonstrations with Silvertree Woodworking

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.