June 22nd, 2024

Parade kicks off Taber Cornfest celebration


By Herald on August 27, 2021.

Mascot Sparky waves at parade goers from a Taber Fire Department truck as it makes its way down the parade route Thursday to help begin festivities for Taber Cornfest. Taber Times photo by Cole Parkinson

Lethbridge Herald

Taber Cornfest 2021 kicked off yesterday, and people from across southern Alberta will be descending on the community this weekend to get a taste of the sweet crop and take in the festivities.

Billed as southern Alberta’s largest free outdoor festival, old favourites like corn stuffing, corn eating, the downtown show and shine, and much more will be ongoing over the weekend.

Thursday featured the Taber Cornfest Parade at 4 p.m. and the Sneak-A-Peek Midway Night, followed by opening ceremonies. Earlier in the day festivities got underway with the Cornfest Saunders Insurance BBQ.

On Friday, festival goers can take in the Western Tractor Pancake Breakfast off Highway 3 from 8-10 a.m., and in the afternoon there will be the traditional Kent Moffit Memorial Chili Cook-Off at Confederation Park at 3 p.m. Doors open for the Cornfest MNP Bull-a-Rama at 6 p.m.

Saturday starts with another pancake breakfast in Confederation Park from 8-10 a.m., followed by the Town of Taber 5K/10K Fun Run at 8:45. There will be an arts and crafts sale at the Taber Community Centre Auditorium from 9-5 p.m., and the Gear Lords Show and Shine in the downtown from 10-4 p.m. Corn tasting will commence at 12:30 p.m. following the Corn Stuffing from 11-12 p.m. Things will wrap up with Pure Power Wrestling from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and the traditional fireworks display at 10 p.m.

On Sunday morning, there will be a non-denominational church service in Confederation Park to conclude the festival.

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