Farm and Foodie – Local Farm Events and Markets


Special Events:

  • Chuckwagon cook-off and pack horse race
    Sunday, June 18 (Father’s Day) – Bar U Ranch
    See teams of campfire cooks compete to create their tastiest beef stew and biscuits. Sample the fare and vote for your favourite in the people’s choice awards. Watch packers prepare to head to a distant cow camp by loading a horse with their provisions. It’s a race against the clock and the load has to stay in place as they negotiate an obstacle course. Be ready to cheer on your favourite team!
  • Taste of Calgary
    August 10-13, 2017 – Eau Claire Market, Calgary
  • Old Time Ranch Rodeo
    Sunday, August 20 – Bar U Ranch
    Not your regular rodeo! Cowboys from working ranches compete in events that display everyday skills on the range. See the amazing working partnership between rider and horse as our teams rope, ride and wrestle for a chance to take home a silver trophy buckle.
  • Alberta Farm Days
    August 19-20, 2017.  -Various Farms
    On during Alberta open farm days, many farms open their doors to visitors; this includes Chinook Honey Company! Visit us for an open-hive demonstration and more!
  • Millarville Fair 
    August 19 & 20, 2017 – Millarville Race Track
    The Priddis & Millarville Fair is one of the last, great, old-time Agricultural Fairs in Canada.
  • Castle Mountain Huckleberry Festival
    Aug 25, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
    Castle Mountain, AB
  • The Threshing Bee
    Sept 10, 2017 – Sheppard Family Park, High River
    See how farming used to be done with antique farm equipment. Visit the petting zoo, see rope making and quilting and more!
  • Heritage Park Harvest Sale
    Sept 8-10, 2017 – 10 am-5pm – Heritage Park, Calgary
    Fresh fruit and vegetables sold at old-time prices. Proceeds go to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the park, and Calgary Community Kitchen.
  • Harvest and heavy horse weekend
    Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 – Bar U Ranch
    See the “gentle giants” of the horse world bring in the harvest at the Bar U Ranch field, and don’t forget to check out modern driving skills as teamsters guide their animals through a timed obstacle course in our Chore Horse Competition.

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