July 19, 2019 | Red Deer, AB – The second day of Westerner Days Fair & Exposition was dedicated to the kids. Over 11,862 kids and their family members enjoyed Tim Hortons Kids Day at Westerner Days, where kids received free admission into the Park until 6 PM. Tim Hortons was on site providing free coffee to Fair goers, which was a perfect way to warm up with the cold and wet summer weather.
Despite the chilly air, guests lined up at the gates well before opening at noon for the second day in a row. Everyone braved the cold to enjoy Midway rides, Grub Hub goodies and interactive outdoor entertainment. Meanwhile, indoors stayed abuzz with activity throughout the day. Real Country Adventure Alley saw a packed house for the Extreme Dogs stunt show, while the Sunny Family Fun Zone was steady with families busy building crafts and participating in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Hockey Shoot Out. Volunteers from the Mustard Seed acted as concierges by providing courtesy rides to hundreds of Westerner Days attendees traveling to and from their vehicles throughout the day.
Westerner Days has taken an educational approach to their agricultural programming this year. The Peavey Mart Discovery Barn plays host to a variety of agriculture activities throughout Central Alberta’s Largest Summer Celebration. Kids and adults alike enjoyed interacting and learning about animals at the Cosmo’s Adventure Farm, while the one-day-only Medieval Demonstration and Yule Ponies Wild West Show created a fun atmosphere for guests ringside at the Bettensons Arena.
Winners for the Red Deer Motors North American Pony Chuckwagon Races were Neil Salmond - ABC Restaurant with a time of 80.93 putting him first over all in the aggregate after two days. John Scott - Go RV Red Deer placed second with a time of 81.46, placing him third in the aggregate. Sitting in third was Chance Thomson - B Bar C Simmentals with a time of 81.63 and granting him fourth spot in the aggregate. And in forth was Reed Rosencrans – The Pipe Yard with a time of 81.77 placing him second in the aggregate. The Chariots did not run due to inclement weather.
Hundreds of Fair visitors turned up to Learn-A-Line-Dance before Jason Benoit and Aaron Goodvin took to the TD Main Stage. Over 2,495 Westerner Days guests flooded into the Westerner Park Centrium to take in the cabaret-style concert.
Today, Friday July 20, is packed full of adventure for the guests who plan to come along for the ride! The beloved Longhorn Show will draw guests to the Agricentre at 4 PM, while next-door in the Exhibition Hall, families can battle it out at IR Warriors Laser Tag. Glow Night will transform the Westerner Park Centrium into a glow party experience like no other. Complete with glow swag, LED furniture courtesy of Alberta Cubed, and luminescent aerial performances by The Forum, Glow Night is a brand new, fun-filled celebration open to all ages. Streetheart, Headpins, and Holly Woods & Toronto will rock the TD Main Stage at 8 PM. Due to current weather conditions the staple Westerner Days Firework Spectacular has been moved to Saturday Night at 11 PM on the race track.
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