Westerner Days

Balloon expert Melanie Balaban whipped up a balloon hat in seconds at Westerner Days on Sunday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Child’s play at Westerner Days

Balloons bring out the child in everyone

 

Get your guilty pleasures: Westerner Days food

Get your guilty pleasures: Westerner Days food

Traditional sugary treats were served up by the plate, bowl and bucket…

 

Central Alberta singer Alicia Aichelle performed at the Westerner Park Chalet and will entertain again during Westerner Days. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Central Alberta singer Alicia Aichelle performed at the Westerner Park Chalet and will entertain again during Westerner Days. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Little Maverick Leis tries fishing for prizes on the midway at Westerner Days in Red Deer (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff).

Westerner Days wraps up early due to alarming weather, but is “huge success”

A total of 90,533 people came through the gates over five days

Little Maverick Leis tries fishing for prizes on the midway at Westerner Days in Red Deer (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff).
Todd McPeek, of Budal Group, serves up a burger for Penhold Mayor and Sky Wings Aviation owner Dennis Cooper on Friday at the Boot Scootn’ BBQ at Red Deer Airport. Despite the rain, the hangar was packed for the food fest, with proceeds going to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Watch: Burgers fly at Red Deer Airport

Red Deer Airport hosts Boot Scootn’ BBQ and draws hungry crowd

Todd McPeek, of Budal Group, serves up a burger for Penhold Mayor and Sky Wings Aviation owner Dennis Cooper on Friday at the Boot Scootn’ BBQ at Red Deer Airport. Despite the rain, the hangar was packed for the food fest, with proceeds going to Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Westerner Days draws 21,000 on Day 2

Westerner Days draws 21,000 on Day 2

Chilliwack and Kim Mitchell cap off big day for Westerner Days

Westerner Days draws 21,000 on Day 2
Two-year-old Kayne Jarvis with his father Tyler Jarvis on one of the many midway rides during the first day of the Westerner Days Fair and Exposition in Red Deer on Wednesday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Day One of Westerner Days sees strong attendance

Over 13,000 people take in first day of annual fair

Two-year-old Kayne Jarvis with his father Tyler Jarvis on one of the many midway rides during the first day of the Westerner Days Fair and Exposition in Red Deer on Wednesday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Video: Secret ingredients abound at Chili Cook Off

Video: Secret ingredients abound at Chili Cook Off

Fourteen chili teams put their own unique spin on their recipes at annual cook off

Video: Secret ingredients abound at Chili Cook Off