North West Territorial Days are upon us again in the Battlefords, with a week of exciting activities planned.
Festivities begin Tuesday, Aug. 13 with the 128th annual parade through the streets of North Battleford at 7 p.m. The theme this year is “Pirates on the Saskatchewan.” The parade route starts and finishes at the Civic Centre.
The exhibition itself runs Wednesday, Aug. 14, to Friday, Aug., 16, at the Ag Society grounds.
According to Battlefords Ag Society General Manager Jocelyn Ritchie, there will be a number of special attractions running at the show this year.
Among the entertainment on hand will be Venom: Fears, Myths and Truths, focusing on venomous creatures such as snakes, spiders and scorpions. According to their website, those happen daily at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Agriplex.
Also happening is a show from Milord Entertainment called the Flying Fools High Dive Act, featuring acrobats diving into a pool from 40 feet in the air. According to their website the Flying Fools perform daily at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Fans of monster trucks will be interested in the Jurassic Attack truck.
“This is a huge truck that you literally have to crawl a ladder to get onto,” said Ritchie. “There will be rides around the grounds on it.”
For kids, Bobby Boogaloo will be on hand for the Family Boogie Party, featuring puppets and song and dance. Those happen daily at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Global FMX will feature a motorcycle stunt show, which will take place at the grassy area just off the midway.
North West Territorial Days will again feature the usual favourites including the demolition derby on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., and chariots and chuckwagons on Aug. 14 and 15. The midway runs from 1 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Friday.
Food booths will be set up, including the Ukrainian Booth, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Rotary Spud Nuts booth. An exhibit hall will also be open and Richie said there are indoor areas where people can get some shade if it gets too warm.
The week will end with the fireworks show at 11 p.m. on Friday.
“I think we have a really good lineup, everything for all ages,” said Ritchie. “Everything that we have we try to get for families to enjoy.”
Advance ride bracelets are available at Innovation Credit Union and at the Ag Society office for $35. During the fair the price on the grounds is $45.
Daily admission will be $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $6 for ages 6-12 and free for age 5 and under. Wednesday is Family Day and kids 12 and under are free that day.
More information about North West Territorial Days is available at www.agsociety.com.