Pioneer Acres set to celebrate 50th Anniversary

Alberta agricultural and rural heritage will be celebrated this weekend at Pioneer Acres museum in Irricana.

Tractor pulls, threshing and horse pulling demos, honey extraction, antique truck and car show, a trade fair as well as entertainment.. just a taste of the busy schedule of festivities taking place this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum.

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One of the organizers of the weekend, Don Ellingson, says the tractor pull is going to see a large number of competitors come out to take part.

“We will see upwards of 80 – 90 competitors,” Ellingson said.

The large numbers of competitors mean they will be pulling all three days.

“We will have half of them pull in the morning and the other half in the afternoon.””

There will be a huge equine portion to the weekend in celebration of a time when the horse was the main workhorse on the farm.

“We have a group coming out from Millarville, to do a horse display.”

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A threshing demonstration will also be going on during the three-day event, showcasing how it was done in the 20s and 30s.

“Out here at Pioneer Acres we planted a crop of rye, about eight acres, and we cut it and stook it and then pitch the bundles into the threshing machine and threshed the grain and then cleaned the grain and then plant it the next year.”

There will also be antique cars and trucks on display, the same as what you would see on Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park.

Entertainment will be up on the stage day and night during the three-day event.

Those looking to spend the weekend at the event can spend the entire weekend out there camping.