Hu­ble host­ing Thanks­giv­ing

The Prince George Citizen - - A & E - CHRIS­TINE HINZMANN Staff Re­porter chinz­[email protected]­i­t­i­

The last week­end of the reg­u­lar sea­son at Hu­ble Homestead will end with a Thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion Mon­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fall colours will be out in full force on the beau­ti­ful river­front prop­erty where guests are in­vited to join in tra­di­tional fun like bob­bing for ap­ples, scare­crow mak­ing and au­tumn crafts.

“Get out of the house, away from the turkey and get a lit­tle fresh air,” Krys­tal Lea­son, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Hu­ble Homestead Gis­come Portage So­ci­ety, said. “It’ll be one of the last nice week­ends of the year and it’ll be great to do some­thing with your fam­ily that’s not poul­try re­lated.” Guests can learn how pi­o­neers pre­pare for win­ter with her­itage demonstrat­ions like but­ter and ice cream mak­ing and black smithing. Vis­i­tors can get a guided tour and see the build­ing ex­hibits.

“And there will be some games and races in the field,” Lea­son said. There will be a 10 per cent off sale at the Gen­eral Store for all items ex­cept for food.

And be­sides the usual con­ces­sion items of hot dogs and ham­burg­ers there will be a soup and other fall items avail­able. The Hal­loween Spook­tac­u­lar will be the last event be­fore Hu­ble Homestead closes for the sea­son. It will be held Oct. 25 and 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. The main event is a spine tin­gling night event on the grounds of Hu­ble Homestead that’s sure to test vis­i­tors’ brav­ery. This is a bone-chill­ing, hair-rais­ing event geared for those who are look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. At the same time there’s a fam­ily-friendly op­tion at the Wel­come Barn of­fer­ing cos­tume con­tests, pump­kin carv­ing and crafts or head over to the an­i­mal barn for a magic show fea­tur­ing Wil­liam the Con­jurer. There’s also a for­tune teller on site for those wish­ing to know what the fu­ture holds.

For those crav­ing more of an ad­ven­ture there’s a spooky maze, grave­yard ghouls and for some­thing truly ter­ri­fy­ing head for the House of Hor­rors, with guided tour avail­able for an ex­tra charge of $3.50 per per­son, $12 for a group of four. Don’t for­get a flash­light and weath­er­proof boots

All other ac­tiv­i­ties are in­cluded with a fam­ily ad­mis­sion of a sug­gested do­na­tion of $10.

Hu­ble Homestead is lo­cated 40 km north of Prince Ge­orge, just off High­way 97 on Mitchell Road. For more in­for­ma­tion call 250-564-7033 or visit huble­home­

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