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A Guide to Westerner Days 2022

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.


Wednesday, July 20 at 9:30 am
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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

Admission Prices

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

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CHUCK WAGON RACES (click for schedule) 

Cheer on the chuck wagons!!

Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

5:00 pm Chariots 

5:45 pm Agri-Trade Stars of Tomorrow Mini Chucks 

6:00 pm Pony Chuckwagons 

Schedule: Sunday 

1:00 pm Chariots 
Presentations follow immediately after 
Chariot Champion Buckle presented by Westerner Park 

1:45 pm  Agri-Trade Stars of Tomorrow Mini Chucks 
Presentations follow immediately after 

2:00 pm Pony Chuckwagons 
Presentations follow immediately after 

Dash for Cash Presented by Marshall Construction 

Champion Chuckwagon Buckle presented by Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel Co 

CONCERTS (click for more information) 

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. 

BUDWEISER BEER GARDENS (click here for more information)

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.

OFF-SITE COMMUNITY EVENTS (click for more information)

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
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
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 |

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

Victory Church Red Deer Pancake Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am
Service to follow at 10:30 am
98 Oberlin Avenue, Red Deer, AB
Website: Victory Church of Red Deer –DISCOVER VICTORY (

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