Carberry’s third heritage festival is shaping up beautifully.
The list of vendors and artisans who will line Main Street grows daily. Already we have homemade baking, handmade soaps and lotions, leggings, living oils, crystals, books of prairie interest, bags & purses, garden whimsies, cosmetics, quilts, lily bulbs, three unique jewelers, local honey, fabric art with more to be added. More vendors have been added to the flea market as well.
There will be a pie baking contest on Saturday with a pie auction afterwards. Any flavour of pie is acceptable. Bakers may enter more than one pie but of different flavours. There is no charge to enter pies. Pies will be judged on lightness of the crust, tastiness of the filling and visual appeal. Bring pies to Carberry old town hall between 10:30 and 11:30 on Saturday August 8. Judging will take place at 12:30. Winners will be announced at our stage at 1:30 followed by an auction of all the pies. Proceeds will be split this way: First place pie baker will receive 70% of winning bid; Second place pie baker will receive 50% of winning bid, the festival will get the balance plus the amounts from the rest of the pies.
Brandon country station CKLQ will do live reports from the festival Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:30.
The festival has several workshops and demonstrations on Saturday including one on fermented foods, a demo by an arborist, a workshop on rug hooking and a demo of rope making from back in the olden days.
Carberry Rec Centre is having a Swim & Movie night Saturday night starting at 7:00. Admission is charged. No word on the movie yet.
Stay tuned for more details on event times and locations.
It’s getting exciting now!