Plenty of family fun to be had at Westerner Days in Red Deer

Tim Hortons Kids Day and Servus Credit Union Family Day are discount days

A trip to Westerner Days can be affordable for families, with discounted admission on two days and a load of free shows and activities to enjoy.

“With your admission, or your RAD (Ride All Day) pass, just about everything at Westerner Days is free. The only thing with an extra cost is Dinosaurs Unearthed and laser tag,” said Ashley Nelson, marketing and communications assistant manager at Westerner Park.

“All the shows are free. The chuckwagon races are free. The concerts are free. With their RAD pass they can ride all day for free.

“Morning of Faith on the Sunday is free for families to attend and it gets them into the park for free as well.”

She said last year, attendance grew to more than 93,000 visitors for the five-day event, which begins Wednesday.

“We’re hoping to hit numbers like that again this year.”

On Tim Hortons Kids Day on Thursday, admission for children 12 and under is free until 6 p.m.

On Servus Credit Union Family Day on Sunday, admission and parking is $35 for a carload of up to six people. Children 12 and under can ride all day for $15.

“I know a lot of families plan around those days, especially larger families. We’re happy to be able to help out families to get in with the discounts,” Nelson said.

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She said Cosmo’s Adventure Farm is always a family favourite.

“Kids love seeing all the animals. There’s lots of families from the city who don’t get to experience that a lot. We’ve turned it a little this year. There’s some really good educational pieces in there on animals.”

New to Westerner Days is the lumberjack show, The Laughing Loggers, that has been well received at festivals across Canada, she said.

On The Mark Calm Room is back this year, where families can take a soothing break from the excitement of the fair.

“It’s been very well received. Kids get wound up on the midway, and they have all this fair food, and they’re excited, and they just need a moment to relax and calm down before going back out. Families just love it.”

Regular admission is $6 for seniors, $16 for adults, $13 for youth (13 to 17), $6 for children (six to 12), and children five and younger are free.

Onsite parking is $8 and offsite parking is $5.

North American Midway ride coupon packs are one coupon for $1, 11 coupons for $10, 22 for $20, 55 for $50. An unlimited ride ticket for the day of purchase is $42, but does not include admission or parking.

Westerner Days runs noon to midnight Wednesday to Saturday, and noon to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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