June 28, 2021 - Westerner Park was recently notified by their midway provider, North American Midway Entertainment (NAME) that they are unable to deliver on their contract and will not be providing Red Deer a midway this year. After losing the core of the Fair, NAME’s choice has unfortunately led Westerner Park to cancel this year’s event. After only receiving this news late last week, Westerner Park is planning to adapt as quickly as possible and move forward in its commitment to serve the community.
Westerner Park announces their continued commitment to hosting the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships for 2021!
This year the Alberta Professional Chuckwagon & Chariot Association (APCCA) sanctioned Twist the 8 Tour will take place at the Wagons at Westerner event on Friday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 25th.
Wagons at Westerner is an event created exclusively for this year. The hope is to bring the community together to watch the pony chuckwagon races, while enjoying live local entertainment, local food trucks and the Bud Light Seltzer outdoor beer garden. Friday and Saturday night will wrap up with the Fireworks Spectacular show.
There will be 38 chuckwagons competing over three days for the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship and there will also be 24 chariot racing prior to the wagons. The Agri-Trade Stars of Tomorrow (sons & daughters of competitors) will showcase their skills with their mini chuckwagons and chariots just prior to the chuckwagons.
There will be many familiar faces and some new faces, but all drivers share one thing in common – they are passionate about promoting this family orientated sport.
For more information and to purchase your tickets please visit our website.
Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is Central Alberta's largest summer celebration with five days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! This event has everything that people are looking for in summer festivities – live entertainment, midway rides, free entertainment, nightly Pony Chuckwagon Races, good food and great company!
Each year Westerner Days has a major impact on the economy of Red Deer and the surrounding area, with the overall effect conservatively estimated to be in excess of $7 million dollars. Of that total, approximately $5 million is spent by visitors, exhibitors and contractors in Red Deer and area. These expenditures are typically made on accommodations, food services, retail, entertainment and more. Local businesses recognize that Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is a major economic driver in our economy and for that reason support the event and participate by sponsoring the many activities that make the event special and fun!
For additional information please visit the website.
The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition Parade is the traditional kick-off to Central Alberta's largest summer celebration. Over 30,000 people will line the streets of downtown Red Deer on to enjoy the decorated floats and vehicles, collector vehicles, local celebrities, marching bands and livestock entries.