The first day of the Ponoka Stampede closed out with a performance by country singer Charlie Major.
Despite a chilly start to the day with cold rain and wind, Major was able to heat up the crowd with some of his favourite hits. He was able to excite music lovers off their seats and into the grounds to dance and sing along with him.
Country music lovers found themselves singing along with Major in preparation for the first night of fireworks as well. One Ponoka resident, Betty McMillen, was also the winner of the official Ponoka Stampede Dodge Ram truck.
Major and the fireworks appeared to be enough to warm up the crowd for the rest of the week.