There are a lot of choices when it comes to your entertainment dollar.
Spend wisely, enjoy a truly Saskatchewan experience out of town. Now that’s dialed back!
Big Rides, deep-fried Mars bars and other exotic foods OR go for kiddie rides operated by retired locals, enjoy home cooked burgers, pies and the ever popular cold plate.
This week starts off with the 108th Weyburn Fair. Each day features chuckwagon races, kid’s tractor pulls, livestock exhibits and much more. There are commercial vendors and games to be sure, I’m sure you find its less aggressive than say, going to the Calgary Stampede.
And to give our Alberta neighbours a shout out: July 8th is the Stampede Parade – Paul Brandt is co-parade marshall with Jann Arden.
Can it get any better? If there is one thing you have on your bucket list, it should be attending a day or 3 at the Calgary Stampede. Do events outside of the Stampede grounds; like crushing a Stetson hat at Rope Square, eating too many pancakes. At the grounds: watch rodeo, the chucks and the Young Canadians perform at the Grandstand Show. Wander through the buildings and test out the over the top foods. Everyone is friendly! Don your best boots, jeans and hats; get WESTERN! Ride a horse – real or stick! Spend some money .. AND YOU WILL!!
Take that energy and keep it going through the summer. In Saskatchewan, enjoy the Kelliher Carlton Trail Rodeo this weekend. Saturday and Sunday are jammed with rural fun. Watch the gymkhana and the rodeo in the afternoon, save some time for the evening cabaret. There are events to amuse and entertain everyone. And its a thrifty way to entertain 1st time visitors.
Another event that I’ve been to and will return to this summer is the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo. The cowboys that have come to Calgary should be coming to ride on the weekend of July 23 and 24th at Kennedy Saskatchewan.
There are pancakes, parades and demolition derbies and Rodeo! Fun things to do and a great place to get back to the basics and reacquaint yourself to those rural roots.
Sometimes we get a bit too big for our britches, going to an out of town event helps to stretch those boundaries. You never know what might happen.
See you Saturday, July 23rd at the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo – Kennedy, Saskatchewan