Kilby opens Easter weekend

The historic site starts the 2016 season with spring holiday activities

Kilby Historic Site will officially open for its 2016 season from March 26 to 28 for the Easter weekend.

Kilby kicks off its season with the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Participating children can collect their eggs to claim a prize, decorate an egg to hang on an Easter tree and then continue the search for the elusive Golden and Silver eggs to win a special prize.

There will also be a traditional turkey feast prepared for the holiday.

Full portion orders are $19.95 or a half portion is $15.95. Drinks and dessert are included.

Sittings are at 12 and 2 p.m. and bookings are recommended.

Our complete 2016 calendar of events can be seen on the Kilby Historic Site website.

Some fan favourites include the Mother and Father’s day celebrations; Teddy Bear Picnic and the ‘Plein Air Painting Festival’ which is held from Aug. 26 to 28 this year.

And just before the painting festivities is a visitor appreciation summer carnival being held this year on Aug. 14.

This festive bash, thrown to celebrate all our partners and supporters will be admission by donation.

There will be live music, carnival games, market stalls, face-painting, crafts, a barbeque and many prizes for the kids.

On Aug. 14, 1906 the Kilby family officially opened the general store and post office.

And this year something special is planned as the site celebrates its 110th anniversary.

Kilby Historic Site will be open weekends until May 15.

To receive updates, sign up for the monthly e-newsletter at www.kilby.ca.

 

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