Now finished its second year, the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival is well on its way to becoming one of Lacombe’s most enjoyable annual celebrations.
The Festival started with a superb kick-off concert by children/family entertainer Fred Penner. Penner played a sold-out show at St. Andrew’s Church on Sept. 26.
On Friday, the highlight of the Festival was the traditional Lacombe’s Got Talent competition. Ten finalists took the stage at the Lacombe Memorial Centre to strut their stuff and compete for the $500 grand prize which was later claimed by singer/songwriter Emily Oud.
Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival came to a climax Saturday night with the free classic rock concert at Alberta Downs. Despite the cold, a large crowd gathered at Alberta Downs to see the Big Rocks Band perform alongside Blueseros in a rock/soul/jazz concert.
Increasingly cold winds didn’t prevent anyone from dancing up a storm or sticking it out to the end of the fantastic show by the two groups.
To top off the performances on Saturday night, those who braved the cold at Alberta Downs and those who preferred to wait cozy warm in their cars were treated to a superb fireworks display once after the music ended.