Potato Festival

Sun Sep 1st 10:00am – Mon 2nd 4:00pm
Huble Homestead Historic Site15 000 Mitchell Road, Prince George, V0J 2S0 map directions

This a-peel-ing event celebrates the mighty spud, a vegetable the Huble family once grew by the acre!

Over one hundred years ago, on the banks of the Fraser River, Annie Huble grew acres and acres of potatoes which she sold to travelers passing through the area. Today that tradition continues at Huble Homestead, where you can learn all about the heirloom potato varieties grown on site, see the garden where they were produced, and purchase your own to sample at home!

Venture out to Huble Homestead, where the spud reigns supreme! We’ve spent the summer growing different varieties of heirloom potatoes, offering you the perfect opportunity to learn more about them, as well as see, touch, and perhaps buy some!

Revert back to your childhood by taking part in potato sack races, Hot Potato, or the potato and spoon race, get creative with potato stamps, and show the crowd how it’s done in the potato peeling contest. Kick back, relax on the grass or in the shade, and enjoy the line-up of spud-tacular musicians, a special starchy lunch menu, and guided tours on what is guaranteed to be a totally tub(er)ular event!

Huble Homestead is dog friendly and open daily for guided tours and shopping in the General Store. Enjoy a picnic or purchase lunch from the BBQ as you relax in the fresh air. Admission is by donation, with a recommended amount of $10.00 per family.




HOMESTEAD DAYS

Sunday August 4 – Monday August 5, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Huble Homestead Historic Site, 15 000 Mitchell Road
Our premier pioneer event that’s so chock full of old-fashioned activities that it needs two days!

Homestead Days is all about Prince George’s pioneers – step back in time to have fun the old-fashioned way!

Come out and enjoy heritage demonstrations such as ice cream and butter making, take part in games and races for different age groups, and cheer on the brave souls willing to participate in the eating contests! Our intrepid summer staff will be ready to talk to visitors about their heritage projects, and we’ll have a special treasure hunt ready for those wanting to learn more about our 30 year celebration of the park!

Come out and enjoy heritage demonstrations such as ice cream and butter making, take part in games and races for different age groups, and cheer on the brave souls willing to participate in the eating contests! Our intrepid summer staff will be ready to talk to visitors about their heritage projects, and we’ll have a special treasure hunt ready for those wanting to learn more about our 30 year celebration of the park!

Huble Homestead Historic Site is a 30 minute drive north of Prince George, BC. Leave the city behind, and make your way up Highway 97, before turning off on Mitchell Road to continue another 6 kilometres down a well-maintained dirt road.

Huble Homestead is dog friendly and open daily for guided tours and shopping in the General Store. Enjoy a picnic or purchase lunch from the BBQ as you relax in the fresh air. Admission is by donation, with a recommended amount of $10.00 per family. Contact: 2505647033 | programs@hublehomestead.ca




Take to the Streets with us Sunday July 14th from 11am-5pm at Canada Games Plaza!

Downtown Summerfest is one of Downtown Prince George’s signature festivals! Every year you can ‘take to the streets’ and join the party to celebrate fun, food, activities, and entertainment with Prince George locals and guests!

The legendary Taste Pavillion each year features numerous local restaurants serving up bites of their best dishes and beverages. Tantalize your taste buds by purchasing Taste Tickets ($1 each) and visiting the food tents (restaurants will not accept cash).

Kids will also have a blast at the petting farm, riding a mini train, and participating in activities organized by the Prince George Public Library, Two Rivers Gallery and so many more community partners.




GOODSIR NATURE PARK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

Goodsir Nature Park is in urgent need for volunteers for their celebration weekend June 21-23. Some of the positions include:

          • Park Maintenance (trail grooming, grass cutting, tree trimming
          • Maintaining park displays
          • Tour Guides
          • Park host
          • Refreshment table

If you would like more information on the volunteer positions or would like to volunteer, please contact Jim at 250-971-2337




RCMP COMMUNITY POLICING

Looking for volunteers to attend various outdoor events to assist bike owners in registering their bikes to the 529 Garage App.  Volunteers must be able to pass a basic Criminal information check and should have experience in the operation of hand held devices such as smart phones and tablets.  Volunteers should be 16 years or older. Contact Cpl. Craig Douglass at 250-561-3321.

For more information on 529 Garage visit their website here




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