Culture on display in City with upcoming festival

Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival is a ‘must-see’ packed with events

Lacombians have the opportunity over the next several days to check out the annual Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival a ‘must-see’ packed with events for the entire family.

Events run from Sept. 22nd to Oct. 2nd across the community.

Spanning over 10 days, events range from an outdoor movie, Music in the Park, agriculture displays, wagon rides and art displays and much more.

The Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival is unique as it salutes the region’s agriculture heritage.

Organizers point out that the local community’s connection to harvest runs deep and will be showcased in events throughout the Festival like the L.A. Vintage Machinery Club’s antique equipment display, an old time threshing demonstration, a 21st Century farming display, wagon rides and a harvest church service.

In conjunction with Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival, Alberta Beer Week will run beginning Sept. 26th to Oct. 1st.

Events for that take place Cilantro & Chive.

Another local event is the Wagon Rides and Bicycle Tour.

Horse-drawn wagon rides will run Sept. 24th-25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and guided cycling tours or self-drive tours of Lacombe’s historic homes will begin on Sept. 25th at 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

Visit the Art in the Garden exhibit at the Lacombe Memorial Centre from Sept. 23rd to Sept. 25th as well.

Other highlights include a children’s county fair in Centennial Hall at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Sept. 24th from 1 to 4 p.m.

Albertans across the province will also be joining in the celebrations of Alberta Culture Days from Sept. 25th to 27th with many planned events that showcase our diverse heritage and community spirit. Over 52 sites were named ‘celebration sites’ by the government this year.

Alberta Culture Days began in 2008, first as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event showcasing Alberta’s arts and culture community.

Over 100 events were held in 30 communities and a flagship celebration was held at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.

Now the celebration has expanded into a three-day province-wide occasion and has also inspired National Culture Days, which is a growing Canadian movement to bring awareness, accessibility and participation of Canadians in arts and culture in their own communities.

Last year, thousands of Albertans discovered and celebrated arts, heritage and diversity with an astounding 1,400 events in 98 communities.

So let’s salute our cultural heritage and diversity through attending any of these vibrant events.

We encourage Lacombians to take part in as many events as they can, as many are also free of charge which make for an ideal family outing.