Spring on the Homestead

Sunday, May 22 & Monday, May 23 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Service Notice:

Due to an equipment malfunction, the General Store is unable to process debit transactions until further notice. We are still able to accept cash, Visa, and Mastercard.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Join us for our opening weekend to help us mark the changing of the seasons!
Click here for Sunday or Monday's event schedules.

Learn all about the different tasks a settler family like the Hubles would take on to ensure the rest of their year was a success. 

Watch or participate in old-fashioned activities such as the May-pole dance! Grab a ribbon and get ready to learn more about this spring tradition that dates back to the dances ancient people would do in hopes of harvesting a large crop.

 

Try playing the Game of Graces or borrow one of our kites to see if you can get it off the ground! Find out which vegetables will be planted in the Huble garden this season, and learn about the heritage varieties of potatoes being grown in anticipation of this fall’s Potato Festival. Explore the grounds by taking on the Seed & Flower hunt, then plant a seed of your own to take home at the craft station. On Sunday you can flex your creative muscles in the scarecrow making contest for your chance to have your entry stay up in the Huble garden all summer long!

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

In addition to cheese making, join our staff in making this season's first batch of ice cream on the old-fashioned hand crank, and learn about butter making from our resident expert! Come hungry - there will be plenty of things to sample! 

On the Monday, 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! They will also have a wool felting craft, where you can make a honey bee or a flower out of felt! 

Reacquaint yourself with the historic site by taking a guided tour, and explore the buildings by taking part in a treasure hunt. Afterwards, relax with a picnic basket brought from home, or buy lunch from the BBQ.

 

Don’t forget to check out the General Store and browse a new selection of locally made goods, and take 10% off all dishtowels and kitchenwares!

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Schedule of Events - Sunday
Schedule of Events - Monday
 
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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.