Colonial Days

Left: From left, Chelsie Holt, Kaden Allen, and Gloria Allen from Lloydminster said that they
enjoyed their time at Colonial Days, “except for the nice little rainstorm”. 

Right: Crosshair Springs mule team won first place in the parade's Horse Category. Photo submitted

 


Wild and flashy entertainment captivated
thousands of people during the
Colonial Days Fair in Lloydminster from
July 11 – 14.

The fair began with the parade on
July 11, and the Crosshairs Springs
mule team was happy to drive through
the streets after placing 1st in the Horse
Category.
Children were enthralled with a
midway, lots of games and activities,
and a petting zoo. Throughout the week,
spectators enjoyed livestock and agricultural
shows including a heifer classic,
all bred beef, classic steer stake, light
horse, team sorting, draft horse halter,
interprovincial draft horse pull, draft
horse hitch, a gymkhana, team roping,
sheep show, and miniature horse show.
Visitors enjoyed sampling fair food
as well and seeing the many vendors
at the tradeshow. The crowd roared
through grandstand performances of
monster trucks, bulls and bikes, and
a demolition derby
which were easily
a few of the highlights.
Musical entertainment
scheduled
included lively
outdoor performances
by Snake Oil, the Hunter Brothers,
Trooper, and George Canyon. A
downpour on July 13, left the Trooper
show cancelled, so some of the crowd
opted to stay indoors at the Stockade
building for local entertainment by the
Kenny Mac Band.
Closing the fair on July 14, the audience
gathered to watch an impressive
fireworks show.

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