Round-up of Alberta Festivals (and WIN a trip to Nanaimo)

There is no shortage of goings on throughout Alberta this summer. Here’s the lowdown on the list of festivals our friends at FestivalSeekers have created. Sleep is over-rated – plan that for November! PS – stick around until the end of the post for the skinny on how to enter to win a trip to Nanaimo, BC.

Colour outside the lines at the Chalk Art Fest

Go wild and colour your piece of the world any colour you want. At the annual Chalk Art Festival in Medicine Hat the only limits are your imagination and well, the edge of the sidewalk. Join in on the action or watch the pros create 3D art that only lasts until the next shower. Original article:

Photo credit Kenton DeJong

Medicine Hat Stampede is a bucking good time

Steeped in tradition but rolling with the times, the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede invites you to join them for four-days of non-stop action. Take in the rodeo, scream on the midway rides, stuff your face with min-donuts and rock and roll all night long. Original article:

Photo credit Kenton De Jong

Mutton busting? Rabbit agility races? All at the Cochrane Ag Fair

The town of Cochrane, only 15 minutes from Calgary was built by ranching and farming families and their Ag Fair honours that heritage. Come for the action of the bull riding and the miniature horse chuckwagon races, ride the midway, enjoy the food and of course, watch those bunnies race! Original article:

Photo credit Chelsea Lees

Boyle Alberta says, “Step back in time – but watch your step!”

The Boyle rodeo weekend is coming up July 28 – 30th and you don’t want to miss it. Jeremy Derksen explains why this is the rodeo you need to visit to learn all about the four R’s of the Cowboy Way – ropin, ridin, rustling and “road apples.” The family will love the music, the entertainment and the chance to get involved in so many hands-on learning events.  Original article:

Photo credit to Jeremy Derksen.

Lethbridge celebrates music with the new Wide Skies Festival

Paula Worthington spoke with Ryland Moranz about how it feels to play at the new Wide Skies Music Festival in Lethbridge, July 26 – 27th. Along the way, the talented musician suggested Paula learn to play the banjo. Let’s just say that some people should maybe not consider a career change. Original article:

Photo credit Paula Worthington

Win a trip to Nanaimo

Here’s an idea – why don’t you enter the contest to visit Nanaimo through FestivalSeekers? Choose between two festivals and then explore the town and the activities that will give you a great taste of how to #ExploreNanaimo. Dining, trekking to waterfalls and go caving before settling down at the Long Woodstock or Summertime Blues Festival. Enter here.

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