Events

 2017 Schedule of Events!

*For information on Park’s Canada events and FREE daily admission to all Parks Canada places for Canada 150, contact the Motherwell Homestead at 306.333.2116

* Special event, program or other fees may apply.

Binding and Stooking: August 12, 2017

Help us prepare for harvest with all hands on activities and field work with horses!

  • Hear Dave Gehl, former head of the seed increase unit at Indian Head Experimental Farm, speak.
  • Follow your nose to the fresh baked treats coming right out of the oven.
  • Does a brown cow gives chocolate milk? Come see for yourself.
  • Join the hired hands and their horses in the field. Can you keep up stooking?
  • Ever heard of ‘hot potato’? Someone has to dig them before you can cook them! How do you dig an acre of potatoes?
  • It’s the day to follow the trail of food from farm to plate.
  • Visit Agriculture and Agri-food Canada for fun activities!

threshiing

Solar Eclipse Celebration

August 21, 2017

Join us as we celebrate this very rare spectacle- a solar eclipse! Safe eclipse viewing, star games and more!

Symphony Under the Sky Festival:

Saturday, August 26, 2017 

2016 had 2600+ visitors! Join us at this four part festival and make this year even better!
  • Some events and activities for the day include:
  • Three opening acts: SK Express, Terrence Littletent and Friends, Belle Plain
  • Regina Symphony Orchestra on the grand stage, with special guest and a big suprise!
  • Try the new Motherwell exclusive, Bushwakker Brewpub’s Canada 150 Commemorative Red Fife Rhubarb Witbier. The hint of Rhubarb comes from the local Living Sky Winery. A fresh take on a very special beverage!!
  • Threshing demo: Guiness World Record holding team Hart Parr demonstrates for you!
  • Kidzone with new activites!
  • Check out the visitor centre for ‘Imagine a Country’, new gift shop offerings, healthy lunch alternatives and more!
  • New Field to Fork Vendors added! Want to bring your wares or feel like you have an organization that would like to share their information or story? Give us a call. Ask for Krystal! 306.333.2116 or 306.531.9364.
  • Get your Tickets! Motherwell Homestead N.H.S.. Bushwakker Brewpub or reginasymphony.com
  • **Moose Mountain Bus Tours is offering bus service from Regina to Motherwell for this event. For information on cost and pick up points please call Moose Mountain at 306-721-0234 or visit their website for details!
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
10:00-5:00 Face painting, Tattoos, Musical Petting Zoo, Inflatable Slide, Kids Challenge, Field to Fork Vendors Kids Zone around Visitor Centre
10:00 Ice Cream Making demonstration Green Hired Man’s Cottage
10:30 SK Express Canada 150 Vignette Main Stage – Barn yard
10:45 Butter Making demonstration Stone House
11:00 Threshing demonstration

Ice Cream Making demonstration

Field North of Stone House

Green Hired Man’s Cottage

11:45-12:10 Terrance Littletent & Friends Main Stage – Barn yard
12:10-12:30 Firkin Tapping Main Stage – Barn yard
12:45 Ice Cream Making Demonstration Green Hired Man’s Cottage
1:00-1:30 Belle Plaine Main Stage – Barn yard
1:15 Butter Making demonstration Stone House
2:00 RSO Concert starts

Ice Cream Making demonstration

Main Stage – Barn yard                  Green Hired Man’s Cottage
3:00 -3:20 RSO INTERMISSION

Ice Cream Making demonstration

Main Stage – Barn yard                  Green Hired Man’s Cottage
4:00 RSO Concert Ends Main Stage – Barn yard
4:00-5:00 Threshing demonstration Field North of Stone House

Looking for Field 2 Fork exhibitors! Lets show off the great local talent, and offerings! Local artisans, products, produce, and producers (animals), if this might be you contact Krystal at krystal.baxter@live.ca.

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2016

harvesting Hope 2016

Congratulations team Motherwell Homestead!

Guinness World Record Holders!

It’s official! July 28-31 2016 team Motherwell joined the Manitoba Agricultural Museum’s Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede in Austin, Manitoba. As part of this spectacular week they were proud to be a part of the Harvesting Hope: A world record to help the hungry, in which a Guinness World Record was set for the most threshing machines threshing at the same time.

Machines needed to be built before 1953, and had to thresh for 15 minutes continually to qualify.75 acres of wheat were threshed by 139 tractor/ threshing machine combinations with the grain collected going to World Food Grains charity. The previous record was set last year with 111 machines stepping up to the task.

Thank you especially to Sheldon and our volunteer team who not only spent the time preparing the equipment for the event, hauling the precious cargo to Austin, but also for being the ‘official crew’ and support team needed to make this happen. Without you it wouldn’t have been possible! Wally Neuman, Wilson Family Farms & Dan Clarke, Baillie Boys Towing, Jim Mann, Brian Wilkes and your families of helpers!

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Every Day Offerings

Motherwell Homestead NHS daily offers a wide variety of activities for all ages.

Brunches & Café

***Update: We have a BRAND NEW, commercial style kitchen and we are very excited to host you!

Watch Facebook for sneak peaks and updates!

Brunches every Sunday for July and August!

No Brunches for August 20 and 27. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Become a member and receive 10% off your meal!

Not a member? Not a problem. Just mention your interest in membership before you pay for your meal- It’s that easy! 306.333.2116

Stueck Nature Trail

A little trek to a beautiful waterfowl paradise! An aluminum dock, rest area and picnic tables provide an inviting area that show cases what Motherwell required in order to set his roots. Great views, great activity, it begins at the South end of the Visitor Reception Centre. Bring your walking shoes and Follow the Signs!

 nature trail

School Programs: May -June

Call the site directly for 2017 bookings 

Contact the Park staff for program bookings, then ask about Jam Pail Lunches!

 Little Red Hen Program (ages 1-6yrs):

Call the site directly for booking details!

Kids become little characters and help in the kitchen! Baking bread as the Little Red Hen…Space is Limited.

chicks

Children’s Day Camp Program: Book now for 2018– dates already over half filled!

Two days of costumes, games, chores, and just fun fun fun!!! New activities year after year! 2017 dates are full.

Have 8 or more kids and want to book your own one or two day day camp this summer? Call the site!

10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days, lunch included. Contact the Park staff for bookings, (ages 6-12) Spaces fill fast, first come first served so don’t delay, book today!

Kids over 12yrs old? Ask how to become a volunteer!

hart parr 

Activities Galore!

Fun for all ages, alone or as teams: Explora Tour (Technology meets Historic Charm), Discovery Booklet (The old fashioned way, with a twist), Horse Programs (enough said), Bread Days (Mmmmm), Xplorers for Kids (cool activities earn collectable Souvenirs from Motherwell Homestead and other Parks Canada sites in Saskatchewan), Custom Programs (from kids to corporate, built to suite your needs) and then there is the fun that you will just have to find out about when you visit! Some experiences just can’t be put into words. What are you waiting for? Visit us at the Park today !

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We’d love to see your great experience! Take a picture of your family and email it to us or share it on our Facebook page! Please include the special event or day that you took the picture! We enjoy seeing the visitors having fun and you will help encourage others to come visit us too!

Note: By sending the picture to the Friends of the Motherwell you give us your permission to use that image.

 

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