Monday, May 20, is Victoria Day. It’s also the day we celebrate Spring on the Farm at Mennonite Heritage Village and collaborate with the Southeast Implement Collectors in staging their annual Tractor Show. The gates will be open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

As with all MHV festival events, this is a great family activity. There will be a variety of pioneer demonstrations, music under the tent, and food options for all ages, as well as entertainment specifically designed for small children. This is also a good time to check out our current gallery exhibits. The Silent Contribution features paintings by Lynda Toews, and 160 Acres: The Geography of Home is a multimedia exhibit by Darlene Derksen. Both of these will be replaced with new exhibits shortly, so this may be your last opportunity to view them.

For anyone interested in old farm machinery, the Tractor Show is a fine opportunity to enjoy up to 100 old tractors and other old farm equipment. The tractors will be on display on our Main Street. Some will participate in a variety of tractor games, and most will participate in the annual tractor parade.

The Steinbach and Area Garden Club will be providing information about planting a garden and, weather permitting, will actually plant our MHV vegetable garden. This will be a fine learning opportunity for many novice gardeners, no matter what age.

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