Everything you need to know about Westerner Days 2022!
A Guide to Westerner Days 2022 – Everything you need to know The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition returns to Red Deer from July 20 – 24, 2022. Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration is back! Enjoy 5 days of fun with events like the nightly pony chuckwagon races, chariots, and mini chucks. Also returning are the thrilling midway rides, concerts, free entertainment, nightly firework extravaganzas, and mouth-watering delicious midway foods. Start your fun with the Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday, July 20 in downtown Red Deer.
Join us in downtown Red Deer for the Westerner Days Parade, the traditional kick-off to Central Alberta’s Largest Summer Celebration! See floats, horses, marching bands, classic cars, community organizations, and more on display at our annual celebration of the Red Deer community! The Parade starts at 9:30 am.
Westerner Days Fair & Exposition
Wednesday, July 20 - Sunday, July 24
Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
Thursday: 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
Friday: 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
Servus Credit Union Saturday: 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
Nova Chemicals Family Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight
Ride-All-Day (RAD) Passes: $46.00
General Admission (12 – 59): $18.00
Senior (60+): $12.00
Child (6 – 11): $12.00
Under 5: Free
Ronald McDonald House Family Day presented by Nova Chemicals (Sunday, July 24): $30.00 per Vehicle
Rock and Roll on the Main Stage in the Peavey Mart Centrium featuring Billy Talent, Corb Lund and Alan Doyle! Concert tickets are available in advance and include gate admission for the day of the concert! Tickets will also be available at the Tickets Alberta box office on the day of, located in the Peavey Mart Centrium lobby.
Billy Talent - Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 8:00 pm Peavey Mart Centrium
Billy Talent is a Canadian rock band formed in 1993 with lead vocalist Benjamin Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D’Sa, bassist Johnathan Gallant, and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. The band is is currently touring internationally in support of their new album, Crisis of Faith.
Corb Lund - Friday, July 22, 2022 - 8:00 pm Peavey Mart Centrium
Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins. A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Embracing both his Western heritage and his indie rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens –from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.
Alan Doyle - Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 8:00 pm Peavey Mart Centrium
The boy from Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, is a born explorer who carries home with him wherever he goes. Anyone who’s been observing keenly or casually over the last three decades will know Alan Doyle shifts his musical emphasis with natural ease while remaining true to the traditions of the place and people which form his artistic foundations. These truths hold on his latest release. Back to the Harbour.
New to Westerner Days, the Budweiser Beer Gardens! Located near the racetrack, this licensed area will be open daily from 12 pm-12am and feature live music each day. Guests of all ages are welcome.
Wednesday, July 20
4:00 pm KATE STEVENS Presented by Big 105.5 & 106.7Rewind Radio
9:45 pm SWEET BARRY WINE Presented by Big 105.5 & 106.7Rewind Radio
Thursday, July 21
4:00 pm and 9:45 pm DREW GREGORY Presented by Big105.5 & 106.7 Rewind Radio
Friday, July 22
4:00 pm and 9:45 pm THE STATIC SHIFT Presented by Big105.5 & 106.7 Rewind Radio
Saturday, July 23
4:00 pm and 9:45 pm FKB Presented by Big 105.5 & 106.7Rewind Radio
Sunday, July 24
5:00 pm STEREOS Presented by Kraze 101.3
11 pm at the Race Track
Wednesday 11 pm*
Thursday 11 pm*
Friday 11 pm*
Saturday 11 pm*
*Weather and Fire Restrictions Permitting
Make sure to check out some of these fun attractions while you are at the fair, Real Country Adventure Alley presents the Jungle Reptile show and Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show. Discover Ag, Servus International Pavilion, Sunny Family Fun Zone.
Every year Red Deer gears up for an exciting Westerner Days week by hosting community events. See the list of events you can go to.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Original Joe’s 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast 8 am-11am 4720 51st Avenue, Red Deer AB $5 – All proceeds will support Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. 2 pancakes with a choice of bacon or sausage plus coffee, orange juice or apple juice Facebook page Original Joe’s | Facebook
Golden Circle’s Westerner Day Parade Day Lunch 11:30-1:30 Golden Circle: 4620-47 Ave Pulled pork on a bun, coleslaw, chips and water for $8 (Golden Circle Members)and $10 (Non-Members) Website: Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre | Facebook
Kids Cowboy-up Patio Party 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presented by Downtown Red Deer and Tacoloft Website: Ross Street Patio
A family-fun theme party immediately following the Westerner Days Parade. Activities include: Line dancing lessons with the fantastic teacher from Country Pride Dance Club, cowboy dress-up giveaways, face painting, a photo booth, steer roping practice, balloons, and all the amazing amenities this location provides!
Eventide Funeral Home by Arbor Memorial 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Annual Westerner Days Fundraiser Eventide Funeral Home 4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer, AB – BBQ Hot Dogs – Kid’s activities and prizes All Welcome – Free Community Event. All proceeds will be donated to charity
Thursday, July 21, 2022
The Mustard Seed Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:00 am The Mustard Seed Red Deer, 6002 54 Ave. by donation to The Mustard Seed Red Deer Come visit for pancakes and open house, as they open their doors for people to see what they do in the community. Call 833-448-4673
Westerner Days Boot Scootin’ BBQ 11 am – 2 pm Join the Red Deer Regional Airport for a BBQ, Face Painting, Car Displays, Live Music, Games & More! All proceeds will be in support of Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre. You can also enter to win a round-trip flight for 2 anywhere with Flair Airlines! Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: Budal Group, Kipp Scott, Scott Subaru & Tucana Aviation Services! Facebook Event link: Westerner Days Boot Scootin' BBQ | Facebook
Big 105's Chili Cook-Off 11:30-1:30pm Save On Foods North Teams cooking up their favorite Chili recipes. Bowls of chili, a bun, and pop will be sold with all proceeds being donated to the Kidney Foundation. Website: Chili Cook Off | BIG105.fm
Friday, July 22, 2022
Western R.V. Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am – 10:00 am 65 Burnt Park Drive, Red Deer. Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market Pancake Breakfast 558 Laura Avenue, Red Deer 10:00am – 12:00 noon Kolbs Fine Meats and Sausages will be serving pancakes and sausage patties out of their food truck in the west parking lot. Pancake Breakfast is free, while supplies last. It will be first come, first served. The last day of the Westerner Days fair is Family Day, so bring the whole crew along before you head on over! Facebook Event: Pancake Breakfast | Facebook