From Facebook – Taber Cornfest – August 24
Every year in August on the last full weekend before the long weekend, the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce hosts the largest free family festival in Western Canada. It celebrates with a parade, live music, entertainment, rides, chili cookoff, show and shine, skateboard corn-test, huge fireworks, and much more! Come for the corn and stay for the fun! You can find us in Confederation Park at 50 ave/50 street.
This year is set to be bigger and better than ever! Starting Thursday evening at 4pm with our parade followed by our newly moved Opening Ceremonies at 6 pm on our Cornfest Stage in Confederation park. Also join us for a sneak peek of the Midway with Wristand night from 5-11pm. Purchase your wristbands in advance from the Taber Chamber Office, Taber IGA or Taber Co-op for $30 or $35 at the gate. This evening also features the Taber Farmer’s Market from 5-7 in front of the Town Administration building.
Friday fun starts at noon with kids events, live FMX shows and an arts & crafts show from noon to 7. We also have 3 shows of Dr. Vonhouligan for the kids. It’s a fun approx 90 min show, this traveling event brings back the old days of circus with talented and mysterious acts of magic and performance.If that’s not your thing come for the live music starting at 1pm. through to Midnight.
Friday night head on over to the Taber Agriplex (6602 53st) for our FREE Cornfest Bull-A-Rama. Doors open at 6pm with performance to start at 7. Join us back at the grounds after for our Beer Gardens, live entertainment and fireworks around 10pm.
Join us Saturday starting at 9am for the Corn Country Cruisers Show ‘n Shine, the Arts & Crafts Show, more kids events and live entertainment along with all our Corn-y contests (Corn eating, corn stuffing, Corn tasting). Don’t forget about the Skateboard Corn-test taking place from 11am until 8pm. Interpipeline is once again returning with the Climbing wall from 10-4pm. Also check out the petting zoo from 12-4pm. Stay with us through the evening for live entertainment and fireworks around 10pm.
Saturday there will be 4 showings of the Global FMX Motocross around 2 pm, 4pm, 6:30 and 8:30pm. As well as 4 shows by Dr. Von Houligan at 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm in the big circus tent.
visit www.tabercornfest.ca If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor call the office, 403-223-2265 for details.
Thursday, August 24th
4:00pm-5:00pm – Kick Off Parade
6:00pm-7:00pm – Opening Ceremonies
7:00pm-8:00pm – Dance Images
8:00pm-10:00pm – Tanner James
10:00pm-12:00am – Dusty Roads
Friday, August 25th
8:00am-10:00am – Pancake Breakfast (Western Tractor)
12:00pm-7:00pm – Arts&Crafts Market
1:00pm-2:00pm – Adequate
2:00pm-3:00pm – Close As Strangers
3:00pm-4:00pm – Cornucopia
3:00pm-8:00pm – Chili Cook-Off
4:00pm-5:30pm – Hibikiya
5:30pm-7:00pm – Filipino Society
6:00pm – Cornbread Contest
6:00pm – Cornfest Bull-A-Rama (Taber AgriPlex)
7:00pm-8:30pm – Moon Dawgs
8:30pm-10:00pm – Trevor Panczak
10:00pm-10:15pm – Fireworks
10:15pm-12:00am – Southern Flyer
Saturday, August 26th
10:00am-11:00am – Erin Ross
10:00am-4:00pm – Corn Country Cruisers Show & Shine
11:00am-12:00pm – Corn Stuffing Contest
11:00am-12:30pm – Four on the Floor
12:30pm-1:00pm – Zumba
2:30pm-4:15pm – Enslow
4:30pm-6:30pm – Hippodrome
6:30pm-8:00pm – Mark Maxwell
8:00pm-9:30pm – Plum Crazy
10:00pm-10:15pm – Fireworks
10:15pm-12:00am – The Chevelles
Other activites include:
-5km/10km Fun Run – 25th Anniversary!
-Dr. Von Houligan’s Carnival of Calamities
-Mixed SlowPitch Tournament (Ken McDonald Park)
-Global FMX MotoCross
-Interpipeline Climbing Wall
Come for the Corn, Stay for the Fun! #TaberCornfest
Please no Dogs in the Park!