Bentley Fair and Rodeo brings fun and excitement to town

The Bentley Fair and Rodeo, a great August attraction in central rural Alberta, is coming up soon.

The Bentley Fair and Rodeo, a great August attraction in central rural Alberta, is coming up soon.

The theme for the fair and rodeo to be held Aug. 7 to 10 is Bentley and District Fire Department.

Activities will kick off Thursday with a pancake breakfast in the parking lot of the town office.

The parade will follow at 1 p.m.

A senior pie social, bench show, kid’s wool bustin’ and the children’s magic show will be part the afternoon events.

A family concert featuring HOJA, a cappella group will be held at the Ag Centre at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. One-Way Traffic will open for HOJA. A concession will be available.

On Friday and Saturday a pancake breakfast will be serviced. The CARA sanctioned rodeo will begin at 6 p.m.

A car show, farmers’ market in the curling rink and horseshoe tournament will provide entertainment and fun for everyone on Saturday. The horseshoe tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. will conclude Sunday.

The Blindman Valley bazaArt show and sale will be held at the old community hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the fire department will hold its hamburger and hotdog barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also on that day a triple bungee run and jostling competition will be held at the Ag Centre from noon to 4 p.m. Giggles Own Bounce House will be set up south of the curling rink from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s activities will be ongoing at the library.

The day will conclude with fireworks and the movie Despicable Me 2 will be shown on the grain elevators.

Activities will wind down Sunday with an interdenominational church service to be held at 10 a.m. at Bentley Community Church. A potluck lunch will follow the church service.

The Bentley Museum will be open Aug. 7 to 10 in conjunction with the fair and rodeo.