Sunday, 15 September 2013

Fall Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan

Today, I went to the Annual Fall Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, Ontario, as I do every year. There are always lots of interesting things to see. For example, I watched this demonstration of spinning.  

And there were quilt-makers working on a beautiful quilt, with other samples of their work on display behind them.

There were displays showing antique farm equipment, like this beautiful steam engine - still working even though it is 102 years old. Note the man wearing a soldier's outfit from the 18th century.

This is an antique grain grinder. It was churning out ground-up corn.

There were also many animals on display, like this sheep.

And, of course, there was the highlight of the day - the Horse Parade. These horses were very spirited and beautiful.

There were horses of all sizes and colours - some pulling wagons, some just with riders.

The wagons and carriages were as interesting as the horses. This wonderful old buggy looked like it would be fun to ride in - but only on warm, dry days!

There were more than horses in the Horse Parade. These mules were pulling an old Conestoga wagon.

And this pair of oxen also participated in the parade.

After the Horse Parade, everyone went over to see the rooster-crowing contest. This is one of the competitors.

And this guy too!

My friend and fellow blogger, Natalie, had a couple of roosters in the contest. Here she is counting the number of times one of her roosters crowed. But alas, he didn't win. Too bad, Natalie!

There was still lots to do and lots to see - like people wearing pioneer costumes.

There were bagpipe players who had led the horse parade. This piper actually played to the roosters to get them to crow. Apparently, they crow better when they hear bagpipes!

People were enjoying themselves. There was music and these two little girls were dancing together.

My friend Ronna won a door prize. Lucky woman!

All in all, a wonderful way to spend an early Fall day. And the best part was seeing old friends, like my buddy Mac, and enjoying a refreshing beer together. Cheers, everyone!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun! A real taste of the past, too. Great photos.