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Upcoming activities, events and demonstrations

Harvest Festival, September 20-21. Learn how to turn Canadian fall crops into delicious, healthy snacks and how to reduce food waste. Supported by: The Louis Bonduelle Foundation

Harvest Festival - Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Bug Day, September 6, 2014. Feeling ANTsy about back-to-school? Bug your parents to check out Bug Day at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Admission to the Museum is FREE September 6, 2014 thanks to the Ottawa Field-Naturalist’s Club.

Bug Day - Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Daily Demonstrations in August 2014 - from bread making, to chickens, butter, cow washing and more!

Food Day Canada - August 2, 2014 – Visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on this day to celebrate! Visit the animal barns and learn where your food comes from, participate in demonstration kitchen activities, or walk through the farm to see what is growing on!

Food Day Canada - Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Daily demonstrations in July 2014 - from Rabbit care, to milk, worms, ice cream and rope making

Daily demonstrations in July - Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

July 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the journey from cow to cone on National Ice Cream Day and get the scoop on ice cream and dairying.

Ice Cream Festival - Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Sheep Sheering Festival at the Canada Agriculture Museum - May 2012

The Canada Agriculture Museum hosted an exciting fundraising event called Baskets with Panache! on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Photo from our 2011 Sheep Shearing Festival Photo Contest.

8th annual Baskets with Panache! fundraiser. Wednesday June 18, 2014. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sheep Shearing Festival. May 17-19, 2014. It’s time for our sheep to be shorn at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! Highlights include shearing demonstrations, border collies at work, spinning and weaving, felt-making, and much more.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum - Sheep Shearing Festival

Easter on the Farm, April 18-21, 2014. Come and celebrate spring at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum with the rabbits, newborn lambs and newly-hatched chicks. Don’t miss the annual egg hunt, and the “signs of spring” trivia found in the barns!

A Fascinating Barnyard March Break - Foodology. March 1-16, 2014. Take in a wide variety of demonstrations from Bread Chemistry, to Eggsperiments to Taffy-ology: The Science of Maple Taffy Making. Children can get creative and keep themselves busy with a maple-themed craft.

Daily demonstrations in February 2014 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum team is taking on a big challenge. How big? As big as a donkey! From Dec 1 - Dec 31, we want to gather 250 pounds (113 kg) in non-perishable food goods.

Holiday programming - Winter frolic on the farm. December 21, 2013 - January 05, 2014,

A Barnyard Bazaar (Nov 30) Visit the Museum for a uniquely barnyard bazaar! Hand-crafted items and local food products will be on sale as you visit the animal barns.

Can you can? Holiday gifting (Nov 24 & 23) Curious about canning and preserving food? Join Chef Emerie Brine from Bernardin while he demonstrates how simple and easy it is to preserve fall harvests and turn them into great gifts.

Want to cook like a chef? Join a Le Cordon Bleu chef for a 1hr cooking demo featuring some of your favourite foods - eggs, soup and root vegetables. (Nov 2, 2013)

Thanksgiving Weekend Oct 12-14. Celebrate the harvest and see farm machinery, such as a baler and a model of a grain elevator, in action!.

Members Hallowe’en Parties - Oct 26-27, Children (& adults too!) are encouraged to come in costume and take part in the following special Members-only activities including Hallowe'en crafts and treats

A Barnyard Hallowe’en - Oct 26-27. Help make ghoulish treats, observe science experiments and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade.