4th Annual Carberry Heritage Festival Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13, 2016
Marj Kempthorne of the Carberry Plains Museum sports a fine bonnet at the strawberry social.
Vendors setting up with classic cars down the street.
Volunteer Lance setting up Info Tent
Barbara Huck from Heartland Publishing
Val Andrey of the Carberry Plains Archives helping out at the farmer’s market
North West Mounted Police re-enactment camp getting set up
Preparing the batter for campfire donuts at NWMP camp
Boys dressed in period garb from 1870s and one in red serge NWMP jacket
Communities in Bloom silent auction
A glimpse at the old school room in Carberry Plains Museum
More vendors than ever at festival flea market in front of Off Beat & Antiques
Cover of the new Carberry heritage Walking Tour guide book that went on sale at the festival. It’s a fundraiser for Carberry Plains Archives, Carberry Plains Museum, Carberry Heritage Festival and The Seton Centre
Carberry Canine Club display and sale of home made doggie treats
Father Shane and Ty at the handwriting analysis machine vintage 1968
Helpful volunteers ready for business at Info Tent in the middle of Main
Brooke Webber of CKLQ Radio in Brandon reported live from the festival.
Gang Green Roller Derby girls warm up for their demonstration
Gang Green in action
Gang Green crew and festival President Cathy Drayson
Free dos on Main
Odd Jobs Squad BBQ at gingerbread house
Tillie Harpell sang and yodeled up a storm on Main
Chris Saborowski, arborist with Bee EZ Tree Service in Brandon, gives a workshop
A view of the parlour inside the gingerbread
Pigs in the Rare Breeds Canada display
Garden Whimsies – one of many unique vendors at the festival
Reta Samborowski doing fermentation workshop in foreground; Chris Reid conducting Easter egg decorating in background
One of the pieces in the Cypress Art Studio Tour Exhibition
Carriage ride picking up passengers at gingerbread house
Shannon busking on Main
Kelly Garnett, tour guide at Carberry Plains Museum
This is a series of retro outfits spanning the 20th century by Vintage Costume Company of Brandon, one of Saturday’s highlights.
That completes the 20th century fashion show.
Let’s go a little further back.
Melissa Ewasiuk of the North West Mounted Police re-enactment troupe sports a look typical of women in the late 1800s.
When the North West Mounted Police began their western trek on July 8, 1874 leaving Fort Dufferin, now Emerson, they would have looked very much like these gents. Each piece of their uniform was explained by Melissa as was the significance of everything the horse wore.
Thanks to everyone who attended our festival. Please come back next year.