COMMUNITY RIDE - Horse-drawn wagon rides were one of the many activities to check out during this past weekend’s Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival.                                Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

COMMUNITY RIDE - Horse-drawn wagon rides were one of the many activities to check out during this past weekend’s Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Culture & Harvest Festival marks a successful run

Despite some cooler temperatures, plenty to see and do locally this past weekend

It may not have been the warmest Autumn weekend, but the annual Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival, held this past weekend, still provided local residents with plenty to see and do.

“It’s been good – it’s been really good and steady,” said Angel Hand, marketing and event coordinator for Lacombe Regional Tourism during a chat at the Ag Grounds.

“Lots of people, great comments, and lots of fun,” she added.

“There have been people all around – whether it was downtown or here at the Ag Grounds,” she added. “It was just a really nice atmosphere.”

The annual event is hosted by Lacombe Regional Tourism and also ran in celebration of Alberta Culture Days Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st as well.

The jam-packed festival celebrates the agricultural heritage and arts and culture of the Lacombe region.

Another highlight this year was a run of screenings from the Central Alberta Film Festival at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as well. Originally held in Red Deer earlier this year, it added an international flair to the event, too.

Other highlights included free family-friendly activities, exhibits, demonstrations, wagon rides, markets, petting zoos, live music, local food and drink.

Also, the Bill Nielsen Trail Run was held Sept. 30th.

There were also the hugely popular horse-drawn wagon rides throughout the historic downtown as well, along with musical performances, children’s activities and wrapping up events on Saturday was a Lacombe Cenotaph Historical Designation Ceremony.

Hand pointed out that thanks to the solid support given the event, almost everything was free to check out as well.

news@lacombeexpress com

Just Posted

Alberta is now below 3,000 active cases of COVID-19, as the province reported 2,639 Wednesday. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Red Deer below 100 active COVID-19 cases for first time since March

69.7 per cent of Albertans 12 and over have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Premier Jason Kenney says the provincial government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Travel prizes added to Alberta’s vaccine lottery

More than 40 travel rewards available for those who are fully vaccinated

Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)
Calves shot and left for dead in central Alberta

Bashaw RCMP investigating three shootings

(Advocate file photo)
Red Deer down to 102 active COVID-19 cases

Central zone has 332 cases with 26 in hospital and five in ICU

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Green party Leader Annamie Paul speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Paul has survived another day of party strife after a planned ouster shifted course, leaving her with a tenuous grip on power ahead of a likely federal election this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Leader Annamie Paul blasts ‘racist,’ ‘sexist’ party execs who sought ouster

Fallout has continued, with two of the federal council’s members resigning

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
Biden says meeting with Putin not a ‘kumbaya moment’

But U.S. president asserted Russian leader is interested in improved relations, averting a Cold War

A nurse prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Thomas
Vancouver couple pleads guilty to breaking Yukon COVID rules, travelling for vaccine

Chief Judge Michael Cozens agreed with a joint sentencing submission,

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

Doctor David Vallejo and his fiancee Doctor Mavelin Bonilla hold photos of themselves working, as they kiss at their home in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Doctor Vallejo and Doctor Bonilla suspended their wedding in order to tend to COVID-19 patients and in the process Vallejo got sick himself with the disease, ending up in an ICU for several days. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Love, sacrifice and surviving COVID-19: one couple’s story

COVID hits Ecuadorian doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

Most Read