Can’t keep track of all the fairs, festivals, and summer happenings in rural Alberta?
Of course, there’s an app for that — just visit this page and download the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies app.
At last count, there were more than 120 event listings at albertaagsocieties.ca, stretching from May right through to Christmas.
Summer is the busiest time of the year for the 284 primary ag societies in Alberta, which collectively have more than 65,000 volunteers contributing more than 640,000 hours of their time each year.
A couple of the earliest events have come and gone, but there’s a steady stream of happenings from the time you’re finished seeding until harvest starts.
Ag society events not only give you a chance to recharge the batteries and enjoy family time, they also allow you to create unique vacation experiences.
For example, later this month, it is possible to experience the earthy glory of Whitecourt MudBog 2018 (“Be prepared to be entertained by trucks, side by sides, quads, and lawnmowers.”) and a British high tea in Glendon’s RCMP Century Hall (“An afternoon of British sandwiches and petite desserts will be followed by a vintage wedding dress fashion show by local ladies.”)
It’s a bit of a drive between those two locales, but any family who takes in both is going to get a whole pile of likes on Facebook and Instagram.