Summer in Saskatchewan would not be complete without a visit to one of the WDM’s great summer shows. The summer show season kicks off with Pion-Era ’13 in Saskatoon on July 13 and 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pion-Era offers something for the whole family. The history of early 20th century agriculture is told in the Story of Threshing, our old fashioned harvest show which takes place twice on Saturday and once on Sunday. The Parade of Power showcases steam, gas and horse-drawn vehicles following the afternoon Threshing Shows.
Boomtown Park comes alive with old-fashioned children’s games and family entertainment. Our Children’s Tent opens at 11:00 a.m. with activities and games throughout the day. We welcome our community partners, the Mendel Art Gallery and Wanuskewin Heritage Park, who will be providing some of the activities in Boomtown Park. Children can also help solve the Pion-Era puzzle for a chance to win a great summer prize package.
We have some great entertainment lined up both inside and outside the Museum. Indoor entertainment includes a special sneak preview of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition, featuring three-time Grand Masters Champion fiddler, Mark Sullivan. A Pion-Era favourite, our fashion show featuring clothing from the WDM collection, will take place both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. And don’t forget to look for “Boomer”, our sock monkey mascot who will be out and about during Pion-Era.
Saturday events include the Harvest Pancake Breakfast, $5.00 per person, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy your pancakes and sausage to the music of the Silver Strings in Butler Byers Century Hall. Sunday at Pion-Era opens with the Hymn Sing and Church Service on Boomtown Street at 10:00 a.m. The church service is followed by our Sunday Brunch. Featured entertainment at the brunch is Cash Back, performing the music of Johnny Cash. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. with brunch starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are limited so get yours early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from the Museum Store or by calling 306-931-1910. Tickets are $25 each (includes Pion-Era admission, brunch and entertainment).