Lakedell Country Fair celebrates 41 years

New events added to country fair extravaganza

There is no doubt the Lakedell Country Fair is a place for the whole family.

This year the annual Lakedell Country Fair boasts its 41st anniversary, and the festivities are more plentiful than ever.

In honor of Canada 150 the fair will offer a specially themed carnival with games and prizes; also being celebrated is the 100th year of the Wetaskiwin Co-op.

New to the lineup of events is a polocrosse tournament. “Polocrosse is a cross between the traditional polo game played on horseback but it’s played with lacrosse sticks,” said Amy Belec, events and promotions co-ordinator.

Those wishing to enter are encouraged to contact Kassandra at 780-387-0890 for more information or to register.

Also new to the fair this year are the pony rides.

And after a long hiatus, being brought back into action, is the teen tractor rodeo. Contestants will maneuver ride-on lawn mowers — stripped of the actual mowing apparatus — through an obstacle race and the one with the fastest time wins.

“We’re going to have Miss Ponoka Stampede. She’s going to be signing autographs,” said Belec.

Fans of the fair will also see all their old favourites back again this year, including: the community parade, a calf scramble, the Lakedell Mighty Mutts Agility Club demo, a pancake breakfast, a trade show, a heavy horse pull competition, a youth horse show, a bench show, the Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree, Dare Devil Diva’s trick riding, the fire department demonstration, the Strathcona Mounted Troop Musical Ride, a petting zoo, log sawing and spike pounding competitions, a pie eating contest, and wild cow milking.

“The fair is fun for the whole family,” said Belec.

“It’s a very old fashioned fair,” she added.

The one-day event takes place Sept. 2 at the Lakedell Agricultural Complex.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Revenue Canada, RCMP don’t accept Bitcoin: police

RCMP issue Bitcoin warning posters

County council denies request for parking lot

Buck Lake groups are welcome to raise funds and return to council

UPDATE Two major hockey games coming to Falun outdoor rink

UPDATE AJFHL game on Jan. 18 cancelled due to extreme cold

Alder Flats wastewater contract awarded

County of Wetaskiwin receives 10 bids, selects UG Excavating

‘Manny’s Motel’ badly damaged by fire Jan. 15

Police say 40 Ave. closed due to fire, use alternate route

VIDEO: Prince Harry takes on first duties since royal crisis talks

Britain’s Press Association says Duke of Sussex to carry on meetings into next week

Sylvan Lake RCMP seek assistance in locating missing male

Mark Crier, 17, was last seen in Sylvan Lake on Jan. 13

UPDATE: Supreme Court dismisses B.C.’s appeal in Trans Mountain pipeline case

Judges decide whether B.C.’s power to protect environment can include impeding a federal project

Alberta says universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting

Demetrios Nicolaides says spending is not meeting expectations

Over 16,000 people nabbed by RCMP between border crossings in 2019

In 2019, 63,830 claims were filed, up from 55,040 in 2018

Iran must compensate crash victims’ families, Canada-led group agrees

‘We are judging Iran every day, demand by demand,’ says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne

Beer-league hockey player awarded $700,000 for body check that caused head injury

Ontario court rules in a March 2012 incident in which a 36-year-old hit his head on the ice

Canadian polar bears’ ‘ingenious’ survival seen in BBC Earth series

Film crews also go to Tofino to watch black bears snap up crabs under massive boulders

Alberta promises to fix rules on aging energy wells

Cleanup group says companies must be prevented from buying facilities they can’t afford to clean up

Most Read