Welcome to the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival September 24-27, 2015.  This year the festival features some of the traditional sessions but also brings some new ones as well.

Opening the festival weekend will be an evening featuring the Community Market and live entertainment at Cranna Lake.  The Klamdaggers and Natalia Wells will be providing the music with fireworks capping off the night!

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We welcome back the Children’s County Fair Sponsored by the Lacombe County Early Childhood Development Coalition. Families are invited to come and play a variety of games and see a live puppet show by Ken Bishop.

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A staple for the weekend is Saturday and Sunday pancake breakfasts hosted by the L.A. Vintage Machinery Club.  Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast then peruse the grounds and take in the displays of antique machinery and various scheduled demonstrations.

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New this year is “Farming in the 21st Century” provided by Pentagon Farm Centre.  Check out the various types of equipment used in today’s local area farms and how they work!  Also featured is the Instrument Zoo brought to us by the Jubilee Auditoria of Alberta.  If you have ever wanted to try and play some different types of instruments come by and check it out, fun for all ages!

The Lacombe and District Historical Society have put together a great showcase of Doors Open Events including Cemetery Tours and local historic buildings!

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Make sure and take in the Blacksmith Shop Historic Resource Designation & BBQ.  Witness a historic monument and come out for the “historic resource designation” ceremony.  Celebration to follow including a fundraising BBQ and cake!

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Saturday evening events give you options to attend a live dinner theatre, murder mystery event at the Flying Cross Ranch (Fees apply) or a concert brought to you by the Burman University and the Sisters of Soul, which will be held at the LMC.

Finishing off the weekend we have a Sunday line-up starting with a Harvest Church Service & Social at St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, then a session on how to make your own gemstone necklace from Silver Cove Jewelry. The afternoon entertainment will showcase students from Dancer’s Edge Studios, then an afternoon Harvest Festival Concert featuring three of Lacombe’s favorite performers CJ Berube, Kim Berube and Flashback Freddie, brought to you by Music in The Park.

Don’t forget to check out our local museums which will be open Saturday and Sunday during the festival.  Hope to see you there!