This Sunday come to Kilby Historic Site for a Father's Day event Dad won't soon forget!

Black Powder shoot at Kilby this Father’s Day

Father's Day at Kilby features Black Powder shooters, Wild West action gun show and blacksmithing skills.

Kilby Historic Site will officially open daily on Tuesday, June 23 for the summer months. The 1906 general store museum, Waterloo farm, gift shop and café will be kicking off the week with a marvelous Father’s Day event that is perfect for the whole family.

Muskets, Pistols, Bows and Arrows… and yes, even a cannon! Celebrate Father’s Day with a bang at our ever-popular Black Powder event. The Red Mountain Renegades are back; performing their amazing and hilarious Wild West Fast-draw action gun show at 12:30 and 2:30 pm. White Rose Forge will be on site throughout the day demonstrating their impressive Blacksmithing skills. Get right up close to an historical display by the Fraser Valley Frontiersmen and browse the amazing goods we’ll have for sale in our Trader’s Row, including decorative iron and authentic First Nations crafts. There’ll be live music, fun for the kids and of course, Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a sizzlin’ barbecue!

Another option for lunch is in our air conditioned restaurant. Book the whole family in for our traditional Sunday dinner! Enjoy a traditional sirloin tip Roast Beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding, home-made gravy, seasonal veggies, dessert and beverage for only $17.95 or $13.95 for a half portion. Seatings are at noon and 2 pm, by reservation!

Four brand new events are still to come this season: The ‘Waterloo Farm Festival’ on June 28; ‘Kilby Fibre Festival’ on July 5; our ‘Roaring Twenties Gala’ on August 9; and our ‘Plein Air Painting Festival’ will be held on August 14, 15 & 16. And due to its popularity last summer, our ‘Visitor Appreciation Summer Carnival’ will be back on August 23. This festive bash, thrown to celebrate all our partners and supporters will be ‘admission by donation’. There’ll be live music, carnival games, market stalls, face-painting, crafts, a barbecue and loads of prizes for the kids!

Memberships help the Society to preserve, research and interpret the unique history of the Kilby family and the general store and farm they operated. Educational programming, exhibits, programs for seniors and publications are all part of the Society’s mandate to bring the awareness of the importance of heritage to the public. Purchase a membership and receive a Kilby Historic Site Season Pass. Our season passes are good for one full calendar year of unlimited visits including special events. Visit us twice and your pass is virtually paid for–what a bargain! Adult $22; Senior/Youth $20; Family $60

We have lots of exciting things lined up for this season. To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter at www.kilby.ca!

Jo-Anne Leon / Kilby Historic Site