Plenty of activities planned for Honey Festival, June 17-19

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

Mark the weekend of June 17-19 on your calendars for the annual Honey Festival in Falher.

There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

“This will be an entertaining and eventful weekend,” says Kristina Nolette, one for the coordinators.

A parade will be held at 7 p.m. on June 17, making a circular route through Falher.

Participating floats are asked to meet in the parking lot by Fountain Tire at 6:45 p.m.

The ‘BEEch Party’ midnight swim will be held at the Falher Regional Pool, beginning at 8 p.m. that night, and going until midnight. The cost is $5 per person.

A barbecue dinner will be held outside the Falher Regional Recreation Complex, from 5-7 p.m. on June 17 and 18.

The Honeypot Market will be held in the FRRC from 4-9 p.m. on June 17, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 18.

The Town of Falher is hosting a pancake breakfast in the FRRC, from 8-10 a.m. on June 18.

Also, a five- and 10-km walk/run will be held in the morning of June 18, as a fundraiser for Fort McMurray humanitarian relief.

The Show N Shine will be held on Main Street both days and classic vehicle owners from B.C. and Alberta are expected to attend. Main Street will be cordoned off for the event.

Children’s games will also be held in the FRRC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 18.

The Zorb balls will be back this year, big see-thru balls that you can race along a track.

They were part of last year’s Honey Festival.

The bee cart races will be held near the Town office on June 18. A minimum of six three-person teams is required to hold the event.

Bee beard demonstrations will be held outside the FRRC at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 18.

For live entertainment, Trin and Ariane will perform in the FRRC from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on June 18. They will be followed by The Rewind Band from 4-6 p.m.

Chris Lovely will also be at the Honey Festival, performing a family show and a separate illusion show for adults only.

Roger West and his band will perform in the curling rink beginning at 10 p.m. on both nights. The beer garden will open in the curling rink at 8 p.m. each night.

A slow-pitch tournament will be held all three days. The deadline for registration was June 3.

The schedules of events for the Honey Festival are in this week’s paper. There will be one more story about the event next week.

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