By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News
From farm to plate, farm safety, and food safety Aggie Daze in Raymond offers southern Albertans a hands-on learning experience like no other. The Raymond Ag Society presents this second annual event Friday and Saturday.
It all kicks off with a lively and interactive look at living on the farm and farm safety with Team T and J Entertainment and the theme “No Harm On the Farm” Friday at 7 p.m. at the Raymond Elementary School Gym.
For more information or for a full list of events, activities, and times visit the society’s Facebook page or website at raymondagsociety.com.
On Saturday, Aggie Daze features a 4-H Pancake Breakfast at the Pioneer Village Red Barn at 8 a.m. The day’s events include Joel Lybbert Buffalo and Steer Roping, Sheep Shearing, Goat Milking, Sausage Making, Horse Shoeing, Chuck Wagon Races, a Show and Shine, and Cowboy Poetry. There will also be Wagon Rides, a Petting Zoo, Vendor Displays, and a plethora of other family-fun activities.
“This year’s going to be a lot better than our first one,” said Second Vice-President and Director Christy Block, adding there will be a lot of fun stuff going on.
According to Block, the whole event is free, but the Wagon Rides will cost $1 a ride.
Aggie Daze used to be the town’s annual fall fair, which was a judging event in the past.
“We switched that up a little bit. We’re kind of going back to the old pioneer village kind of stuff,” she noted.
Last year’s inaugural run was a good time had by all and this year’s event will be a repeat of some of the more popular activities. “We’re kind of just adding to what we had,” Block said, about the 2019 line-up.
Block said the main Aggie Daze hours are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.