Thrill rides, music, alligators, chuckwagons — and more!

The Westerner Days fair and midway opened for business on Wednesday, and thousands of Central Albertans came out to see the sites, ride the rides, and eat the treats.

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The Westerner Days fair and midway opened for business on Wednesday, and thousands of Central Albertans came out to see the sites, ride the rides, and eat the treats.

The Westerner Day action will continue until Sunday afternoon.

A few Westerner Days attractions:

• Guitar Hero competition for anyone who knows how to strum takes place on Midway Boulevard daily at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

• Canada’s Stuck on Band-Aid Perfect Fit Tour allows people to record a video and sing the famous jingle inside the mobile recording studio. It is on hand along Midway Boulevard.

• See pig races during Big Boss Hog on the Midway Boulevard daily at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

• AFSC Livestock event starts at 9 a.m. today

• All Slots Casino and Lounge runs from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

• CKGY pony chuckwagon races begins at 6:30 p.m.

• Coca-Cola Livestock Pavilion begins at noon today

• Gord Bamford and George Canyone concert at 8:30 p.m. at Enmax Centrium

For information, go online at www.westernerdays.ca or call 403-343-7800

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