The Priddis and Millarville Fair is back this weekend.

It's a Foothills tradition that's been running for 116 years, and they've got a lot of family fun in store.

Fair representative Yvonne Sterrenberg says enthusiasm has never been higher, with people still feeling relieved at the return of bigger public events.

"There's a lot of energy in the community to participate, get outside, and share experiences. We've got rooster crowing, a horse costume, pie and watermelon eating contests, a tractor pull, and exhibits from people who are artists, handy crafters, gardeners. We're talking vegetables and fruit, flowers, home cooking, baking, fibre arts, photography, woodworking, and in all these departments there are junior classes."

Among the activities planned are a tug-o-war and hay bale tossing for cash prizes, and a magic show.

This year's theme is Country Fun for Everyone, and Sterrenberg says there's no shortage of activities for the little ones.

"On Sunday we're going to go all out with family activities. We'll start off the morning with races for kids in front of the grandstands... There's going to be stick pony critter races, sack races and three-legged races. In another section of the grounds, we'll have line dancing."

Of course, there'll also be plenty of animals.

"We've got a farmyard that has all kinds of different animals. There are llamas, cattle, sheep, chickens, pigeons. We're going to have llama agility. We're going to have mini horses. We're going to have heavy horses. There's a lot going on."

Admission is $5 per person, with free admission for children of eight years and under.

More information, including an event schedule, can be found on their website.


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