A gather of people and crops

Mickey Djuric
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Those wanting to celebrate the upcoming Harvest Moon and harvest season can do so Sept. 6 and 7 at the Sukanen Ship Museum during their annual Threshing Bee celebrations.

A 1928 20 35 Rumley Oil Pull in action at last year's Threshing Bee. Submitted photo

"We will put on a demonstration on how the farm harvest was completed by our pioneers from the early 1900s," said Gord Ross, president of the Sukanen Ship Museum. 

The two day event kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. on both days, followed by daily demonstrations including binding, stoking, stook loading and threshing. 

"For somebody that's not familiar with how the harvest was taken off, it's very interesting to see how labour intensive it was in those days compared to how it's done now," said Ross. "We will demonstrate what our fore fathers used to harvest with. It's very interesting."

There will also be on site a working blacksmith and rope making activities, and new this year a tractor race will determine who can drive the slowest without stalling. 

And to get everyone in the spirit, a parade will take place at 1 p.m. on both days showcasing farming machinery. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, and $3 for children aged six to 12. For more information go to www.sukanenmuseum.ca or call (306) 693-7315.

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