Take a step back in time to see the roots of agricultural, domestic life and so much more with the return of the Humboldt and Area Vintage Club’s Vintage Days, on this Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20. The Vintage Club volunteers have another special weekend jam-packed with displays and activities.  

“On Saturday, our big event is the tractor pull,” says Vintage Club President Wes Crone. “The registration time for the pulls is from 8:30 to 10:30 on Saturday morning with the pulls starting at 11:00.” 

Crone says that the concession will be open both days with the ever-popular elephant ears returning. For the kids and animal lovers, a petting zoo will be on hand. Musical entertainment will be on throughout the day at the Tea House. It will be open for visitors to wander through and catch a glimpse of household products that were standard staples in days gone by.  

On Sunday, the day starts off with a pancake breakfast from 8:00 am until noon. The brand new stage constructed on the grounds will host live music from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon. It’s the Vintage Club’s 6th edition of their “Grand Old Opry,” with the unusual theme of Christmas in August. That means attendees can expect a visit for Old St. Nick himself, making a special summer vacation trip to Humboldt from the North Pole.  

“Along with that, we’ll have our woodcutting demonstrations throughout the day," says Crone. “We’ll also have our rope making activity which is interactive for all ages. Our blacksmith shop is open with Murray Cook on hand doing some work. Once again, the Tea House will be open with coffee, a bake sale and a raffle.” 

As if that weren’t enough, a treasure hunt awaits the kids, a lucky player will walk away with half the pot from the 50/50, and the market garden will be on hand for fresh produce and home goods.  

No Vintage Days would be complete without the traditional threshing demonstration, with all the authentic trappings. The demonstration takes place at 3:00 pm. 

“The idea behind Vintage Days is to keep everybody in touch with their roots and how the province was built, how this community and area was set up, and what it all took to make it happen.” 

Crone says the event has a lot of moving parts, both literally and figuratively, so he sends a hats off to all the volunteers who have worked hard for the event and throughout the year. That work all culminates in an amazing show, The Vintage Days, this weekend at the Humboldt Vintage Club grounds, just a few kilometres south of Humboldt on Highway 20.  

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