Saturday morning kicks off with a demonstration by the Gang Green Roller Derby Girls of Brandon, that’s them above in green, of course. Part of the Wheat City Roller Derby League the team will give a demo of offensive and defensive moves, strategies and how to have a ton of fun on wheels. The event occurs at 10:30 on Main Street.
The festival has added many new vendors and artisans this year. The Carberry Canine Club will have some dogs on hand, hold a raffle and sell home baked treats for dogs and people. Demos include saddlemaking, fermented foods, arborist, rug hooking and rope making.
There will be lots of food available. The Elks and Odd Jobs Squad will have BBQs with different menus.
A hands-on workshop at 1:00 Saturday will feature Ukrainian Easter egg painting. Creative fun for kids and adults.
Shane Bengry will bring his 1968 hand writing analysis machine to Main Street on Saturday. It’s called the Tel-Vac 101 (left) and it analyses, for entertainment, your ordinary signature and tells you what your personality traits are. There’s also a ‘Romantic Nature Analysis’ based on your signature. “It’s quite a kooky old thing!” says Shane.
In addition to our display of vintage quilts in the old town hall on Saturday, the IODE ladies will be raffling off a lovely antique quilt.
Joe at Off beat n Antiques says there will be more vendors at the flea market than last year with a wider variety of the arcane and the curious.
The Seton Centre will honour its namesake by celebrating his 155th birthday with a lunchtime meal of beefalo burgers, hamburgers and smokies as well as cake and drinks. Ernest Thompson Seton spent 10 years in the Carberry area and wrote his book, Trail of the Sandhill Stag about his experiences here. Besides being a dedicated naturalist, meticulous artist and one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America, Seton had one of the best ‘staches ever (right). His birthday party starts at 11:30 Saturday morning.
We’re stilling working on finalizing a few more events and activities. Stay tuned.