Wheat Festival returns to Weyburn

The highly anticipated Wheat Festival is just around the corner running from August 9-11. The three day event has contests, performances and activities spread out all across Weyburn.

From 11 a.m. - 8p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, the Weyburn and Area Heritage Village will be hosting Heritage Village Day. At this event there will be live demonstrations of blacksmithing, ice cream and butter making, sheep herding and more. Also included in the event is a BBQ, on-stage entertainment, children’s games and pie.

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All are welcome to enter the Horticulture Showcase at the Knox Presbyterian Hall on Friday. The event will run from 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and strawberry shortcake and beverages will be served.

At the Soo Line Historical Museum on Friday there will be a Pie Baking Contest. Everyone is welcome to enter as long as it is entered in by 12:30 p.m., is made from scratch, is a dessert pie and is not labelled. Competitors will be split into categories of Adult and Youth (16 and under). Judging runs from 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., with prizes being awarded to first and second in each category at 2:30 p.m. Afterwards, there is a coffee and tea social until 5 p.m.

To end Friday off, there will be a Movie in the Park at Jubilee Park Ball Diamond #5. The featured movie is “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and admission is free.

The first event to start on Saturday is pArty on the Hill on the Signal Hill Arts Centre grounds. This event is a summer art sale that features over 40 artists and goes from 10 a.m.-5p.m.

Soo Line Historical Museum is hosting a Family Fun Day from 1 p.m. - 5p.m. on Saturday. Included in the day is on-stage entertainment, face painting, lawn games (bowling, bean bag toss, sprinkler and more) and a bouncy house. At 1:30 p.m. Dr. Finnystein’s Real Cool Energy Show will entertain the crowd. There will also be a Door Prize to enter to win a “Pizza for the Year” voucher from Pizza Hut.

On Sunday at 1p.m., Evangelist T.V. Thomas will be speaking at the Ministerial Combined Worship Service in the big tenet at the Weyburn and Area Heritage Village. They will be taking a free will offering for the Canadian Food Grains Bank.