The colourful pomp of Prince Albert's powwow (photo: Ashlyn George)

Things to Do in Saskatchewan: Fall 2017

By AMA Staff

Hit the road and check out these great ways to celebrate bountiful autumn harvest this year in Saskatchewan.

It’s not uncommon to see ducks and geese swimming in the creek at Grazing Goose Farm. Set within the Red Fox Valley south of Indian Head, the rolling pastureland is home to a selection of free-range, grass-fed and pasture-raised animals. The Bovee family, which runs the farm, offers communal-style dinners under the prairie sky, plus hiking trails and educational tours of their small-scale farm and market. Their focus is on an intimate experience while connecting visitors to the sources of their food. Ongoing until Sept. 30

It’s not truly autumn in Saskatchewan until you carve a pumpkin. Celebrate harvest with family and friends at the eighth annual Rosetown Harvest Family Festival. The weeklong event offers activities, including a celebrity pumpkin decorating contest, coffee parties, parade, kid’s carnival, and the Harvest Hustle Fun Run. A special highlight this year will be country music singer and Saskatchewan sweetheart, Lisa Moen, at the Harvest Festival Concert. Oct. 1-8

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The village of Lancer is home to the world’s largest chokecherry branch, which measures over six metres in length. It also hosts the 47th-annual Chokecherry Festival. The tart, purple berry gets jammed, jellied and packaged into syrup by locals and sold alongside fresh-baked goods at the afternoon food fair. The festival features a truck and tractor pull, variety night and horseshoe tournament throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. October 6-8

The thunderous beat of drums and jingle of handmade powwow regalia fill the air in the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert every Thanksgiving. As part of the Northern Lights Casino Annual Powwow, dancers adorned in beadwork and feathers move in careful time to songs passed down across generations. In this annual community celebration, dancers of all ages compete in jingle, fancy and grass dances, and drum. Grand entries are at 1 and 7 p.m. on both Saturday
and Sunday. 
Oct. 7-8

Saskatchewan is a veritable cornucopia of entrepreneurial farmers and producers. In true farm-to-fork style, nearly two dozen communities across the province host weekly farmers’ markets well into fall. Buy local and purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and meat harvested throughout the growing season from members of the Saskatchewan Farmers’ Market Cooperative. Ongoing until Oct. 31