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.
People and organizations planning to participate are asked to contact Nolette by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so she can send the registration form to them.
The deadline to register is June 2 and you can drop off your form at the Town office or return it by email.
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.
Sponsors and volunteers are being sought to handle this event.
Sponsors are also being requested for the Honey Festival itself.
Contact Nolette at (780) 837-6949 for more information.
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 host a pancake breakfast in the FRRC, from 8-10 a.m. on June 18.
A five- and 10-km walk/run will be held in the morning of June 18, as a fundraiser for Fort McMurray humanitarian relief.
See the story in the May 18 edition of the Smoky River Express for details.
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.
Again, see the article in the May 18 edition of the Express for details.
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.
There will be no limit to the number of teams participating and the registration fee is $375 per team. The deadline to register is June 2, so contact Nolette accordingly.
The Express will have the full schedule of the events in a future edition.