The Airdrie & District Agricultural Society (ADAS) is bringing back its Art of the Harvest on September 16. The event takes place at the ADAS land, located just 3 kilometres west of Airdrie on Big Springs Road.

Art of the Harvest 2023 features demonstrations of old-time harvesting, wagon rides, kids' games, live music, food trucks and the 2nd annual Airdrie Antique Tractor Pull.

Phyllis McCallum-Hunter, Art of the Harvest Committee Chair explains why they are hosting such an event.

"So people can see how things used to run in the good old days when there were threshing machines and horses that did most of the horsepower for the gathering of the crop at the end of the season."

Last year's event saw 500-600 people visit the antique harvest festival. 

When asked why McCallum-Hunter feels it's important for an event like this, she talked about knowing where your food comes from.

"As a past kid that was raised on a farm, I just think it's important for people to actually see where food comes from and how weather-dependent it is."

A vegetable harvest from the garden, planted by the ADAS is available for purchase with proceeds donated to the Airdrie Food Bank.

"We do have some carrots, onions and potatoes that people will be able to dig up if they wish and purchase."

McCallum-Hunter encourages everybody to come out, enjoy the day and learn something new!

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