Fire-Fit Festival comes to Aldergrove in May

Aldergrove Fair Days is holding three major events and they will all be bigger and better than ever for the 101st year of the fair tradition

Aldergrove Fair Days is holding three major events this year and they will all be bigger and better than ever for the 101st year of the fair tradition in Aldergrove.

The three events are the all-new Aldergrove FireFit Festival and Parade to be held on May 25-26, 2013, the Aldergrove Fair Days Country Carnival to be held on July 19-20-21, 2013, and the Aldergrove Christmas ‘Light Up’ Parade which is always held on the evening of the second Saturday in December.

The Aldergrove FireFit Festival starts at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, with a Parade from the Community Policing building on Fraser Highway, east through downtown Aldergrove, then north on 272 Street to Philip Jackman Park (32 Ave. and 271 St.). There will be lots of great music, entertainment and food for families on both days in downtown Aldergrove, plus a dance for adults on the Saturday evening.

The Aldergrove FireFit Festival promotes businesses in downtown Aldergrove and also helps promote the Fair in July. (This festival was previously called the June MiniFest and the parade was previously held in July as part of the Aldergrove Fair Days.)

The opening ceremonies of the Pacific Regional FireFit event commence at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philip Jackman Park. Aldergrove’s second annual FireFit event is an exciting, action-packed competition for firemen, based on fire-fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations.

Sunday’s events include a morning Soap Box Derby for ages five to 13 years, a Crazy Wheels Race for adults, and more FireFit tasks to determine the Pacific Regional FireFit champion.

Then on July 19-20-21, Aldergrove Fair Days and Aldergrove Agricultural Association jointly host the Country Carnival on the grounds of the Aldergrove Athletic Park and Aldergrove Secondary School (26770 – 29 Ave.).

The Fair starts at 6 p.m., Friday, with a Car Show’n Shine, food, music and more activities. On the Saturday and Sunday there will be fun for the entire family with entertainment, rides, food, and great things to see and buy throughout each day. Saturday’s opening ceremonies include the presentation of the Hilda Reddick Volunteer of the Year Award.

Look for the schedule of events published that week in The Aldergrove Star, so you can take in the Agricultural Exhibits, Antique Tractor Pull, Arts Arena, Canadian Fast Draw Championship, Chili Cook-off Contest, Farmhand Challenge, Family Fun Day, Kids Zone, Reptile Guy, the free Pancake Breakfast on Sunday and more entertainment and activities. Admission to the Fair is by donation.

The Christmas ‘Light up’ Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. The parade route runs along the Fraser Highway through downtown Aldergrove. There is also carol singing and free hot chocolate. The Walter Levy trophy is presented to the home Christmas decorating contest winners.

For information see the website: http://www.aldergrovefairdays.com/

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