This weekend, Lacombe will be celebrating Alberta Culture Days with the Culture and Harvest Festival at the Lacombe & District Agriculture Society Grounds. From Friday to Sunday you can take in markets, live performances, dances, and more. 

“We’re kicking off the barn dance on Friday night. Lacombe Performing Arts is putting that on. I believe they have Dean Ray Band going on live and they have the Country Line Dancing Group as well out there to help people dance,” said Executive Director of Lacombe Regional Tourism, Austin Weaver.  

The dance will be happening from 7:30PM to 11:00PM at the Lacombe AG Pavilion. Food trucks and concession will be on site. For more information on the dance, click here. 

“Saturday and Sunday we have a live market so we’ve got artisan demonstrators there. They’re practicing their craft and showing off their works. As well, we have some food trucks, we have agricultural performances by the Alberta Stock Dog Association as well as wagon rides. We even have some vintage machines that are being operated by the Vintage Machinery Club,” explained Weaver. 

Performances will also be happening all day long from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday and Sunday. 

This year, Lacombe Regional Tourism is putting a different spin on Lacombe’s Harvest and Culture Festival offering some new opportunities in the City. Weaver says he is hoping to grow the event in the future and see it gain a bit more popularity.

“We really wanted to grow the event and grow the impact it has on the community—not to differentiate it from last years or the previous years. We’ve just taken a different approach to it because we want the event to grow in size and scale and really become a signature event for the region. 

Admission into the Ag Society’s Grounds will be $5 for the whole weekend with money going back to Lacombe Regional Tourism for next year’s event or to cover the cost of this year’s event. For more information on the Culture and Harvest Festival, click here.