Windy Rafter Barn Dance


Free tours & activities

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each tour/activity will take 15 -30 minutes

Historical Tours including: 1910 Work-Horse barn, 1905 one-room Orton School, 1905 replica Homestead Cabin, Weaving Shed, Historical/agricultural/nature Hay Wagon tour 

Demos & activities: experience Rope making, Blacksmith forging demo, Simulated Cow Milking experience, Elastic Rifle shooting, Farm Zoo, Stick Calf roping, Horseshoes.
Possible combine harvesting rides (season dependent)

abt. 12:00-1:00 Concession: BBQ on a bun lunch, snow cones, popcorn Animal food                                          

7:00 p.m. Western Family Dance with Country Line Dancing instruction

Our tours will leave you with a feel for the lifestyle of the early settlers and the challenges that they faced. Please register a time you would like to come.


Our historic site is used for hands-on educational experiences of life around the years of 1900s, as well as a rustic or western venue for such things as weddings and reunions.

 

Windy Rafters’, although currently being operated with the most modern equipment focuses on life at the turn of the 20th century.

There has been six Orr generations on the farm since it was homesteaded in 1905, currently overseen by Monty Orr and his wife Ronalee Bennett Orr, (a retired school principal). Ronalee is currently writing her 3rd children’s historical fiction novel about the farm and southern Alberta area under the title of ‘Windy Rafters Roughnecks”. (Books available for sale)

Join us in August when more than 100 farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.

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