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Event: 25th Annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair & Weigh-off

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Description

For 25 years, the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Growers Association has held a competition for the largest pumpkins, wastermelons, squash and long gourds. In 2012, a new site record was set with a monster pumpkin weighing in over 1275 pounds. This day was capped off with a massive crane raising the giant fruit 100 feet into the air, then sending it hurtling down to land on a car parked beneath!

Each year, thousands of people visit the town of Smoky Lake for this fair, which features events throughout the Town. Make your plans to attend the 2013 edition, and help celebrate a quarter-century of pumpkins!

To see more about this event; click on the Pumpkin Fair and Weigh-Off located in the menu box under the Mayors Welcome Letter on the HOMEPAGE, in the visitors section under 2013 Pumpkin Fair & Weigh-Off.

9 am - 4 pm --Farmer's Market at the Complex and School
                      -- Pumpkin Puff and Pant Trail Run-register at the Pumpkin Park
                     --  Archery Exhibition and Shoot at the Ferry site in front of Museum

9 am -- Musical entertainment by the Northern Kings in the Complex Hall
10 am -- Musical entertainment in the complex arena- Christine Horne
            -- Seniors Garage Sale at the Drop-In Center
10 am - 5 pm -- Studio 28 Art Show & Sale at the National Hall
11 am - 4:30 pm -- Museum Open
11:30 am -- Registration deadline for the Pumpkin Weigh-Off
11:45 am -- Parade of Dignitaries & Growers
12 noon -- Weigh-Off Begins with Guest MC Danny Hooper
12 noon - 3 pm -- Iron Cruisers Show N Shine - downtown Smoky Lake
2 pm -- Threshing Bee at the Museum Grounds
3 pm -- Pumpkin and Squash Auction -- Arena
3 pm - 7pm -- Beer Gardens at the Curling Rink
4:30 pm -- Pork Roast at the Curling Rink 5:30 pm -- Giant Pumpkin Drop at the Complex Grounds
8:00 pm -- Ag Society Dance/Concert featuring Brett Kissel - Tickets $30@the door--$25 advance

8:30 pm -- Old Time Country Dance at the White Earth Community Hall

For further information, contact the SLPGA, president Barry Wood, or the Town office @ 780-656-3674.
Also for your enjoyment, please attend the petting zoo, face painting, balloon creatures, childrens crafts, mini-midway, and souvenirs available

Event Details
When: Friday, October 04, 2013 - Saturday, October 05, 2013
07:00 PM
Location: Smoky Lake Agricultural Complex
Smoky Lake, Alberta Canada T0A 3C0

 
Additional Information
Event Type: Agricultural
Category: Community
Facilities: Restrooms Available
Free Parking
RV Parking
Cafeteria / Restaurant
Snack Shop
Gift Shop
Last Updated: October 03, 2013 02:00PM (3 years ago)


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