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Heritage Day celebrating Nobleford

Posted on August 2, 2023 by Sunny South News

By Nikki Jamieson
Sunny South News

Nobleford Heritage Day promises to have something for everybody.
The day-long festival is a “fun-filled, community event celebrating our small town”, according to Nobleford Mayor Joan Boeder.

“This is a great opportunity to get out, meet your neighbours, friends and family while having fun and enjoying the activities that have been planned,” said Boeder.

Going Aug. 12, the community-wide event promises a full day of festivities and fun.

Heritage Day kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at the community centre, with a pancake breakfast going until 10 a.m. If you still have room, the seniors centre will be offering coffee and donuts from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

At the community centre, judging for the bench fair will start at 10 a.m. Submission tickets for the fair are available at the Village office, and entrants can drop off their submissions between 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 11, and entrants with vegetable entries can drop theirs off between 8-10 a.m. on Aug. 12. The bench fair will be open for viewing from noon to 3 p.m.

Parade participants can start lining up at 10 a.m. on Railway Avenue. Boeder says that pre-registration is not required, so those wishing to enter can “just show up and we’ll find you a spot in the line-up”. The parade starts at 11 a.m., with the route available on the Village’s website.

The Nobleford Fire Department will be hosting a BBQ lunch after the parade, and an antique car show will take place on Alberta Avenue from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The afternoon features a bunch of events for everyone to enjoy, such as pony rides, a farmer’s market, bouncy castles, inflatables, food trucks and glitter tattoos. Boeder invites attendees to try out the village’s new pickleball courts as well.

“It’s difficult to highlight one event as there is something for all ages,” says Boeder. “I can’t really say I have a favourite (activity) as I’m excited for all the events and each one has its own unique attraction.”

Finishing off the day’s activities is a Harvest Supper, hosted by the Nobleford Ag Society, going from 4-6 p.m. Entry is by donation.

Nobleford Heritage Day goes Saturday, Aug. 12.

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