This Monday, bring the family to the Labour Day Fall Fair at the Burnaby Village Museum. The Fall Fair will feature heritage games and races, a scavenger hunt, croquet, and a corn-shucking contest. The Fall Fair will close out the Burnaby Village Museum’s summer season, and is the last chance to visit the museum before it reopens in November.
If you haven’t been to the Burnaby Village Museum before, the museum is an open-air reconstruction of a 1920s village. The museum combines heritage and replica buildings to recreate the businesses and trades representative of a typical small town along the B.C. Electric Railway. The village includes a general store, blacksmith shop, print shop, farmhouse, barbershop, and a 1912 B.C. Electric Railway interurban tram, housed in a tram barn. The C.W. Parker Carousel, built in Kansas in 1912, still runs today, and is one of the most popular attractions at the museum.