Ponoka Ag Society gearing up for home, hobby show

Crafters and growers of all ages are excited for this year’s Home, Hobby and Horticultural show

The Ponoka Agricultural Society is excited for this year’s Home, Hobby and Horticulture Show, which is scheduled for August 11 to 12 at the Ponoka Legion.

This year’s fair has embraced the Canada 150 and 100 Years of 4-H in Alberta theme by hosting many theme-specific classes in various divisions. However, to promote creativity the entrant can decide what the theme means to them.

For some ideas: Maybe it’s highlighting specific colours, or designs; it’s up to you! That’s the great thing about the Home, Hobby and Horticulture Show; creativity and individuality is always encouraged.

Along with a new theme there are some other exciting additions to this year’s fair.

For the first time ever the Ponoka Ag Society is proud to sponsor a garden bus tour. This tour will depart from the Ponoka Legion and will offer community members – especially seniors – who may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit local gardens a chance to do so.

The tour is free, but space is limited so if you are interested please call Janet Hatala at (403) 704-6119 to reserve a spot on the bus.

The Ponoka Ag Society is also pleased again to offer free admission to the fair.

This means that folks can come and see what their neighbours and friends have entered into the fair without having to worry about a gate admission. There will also be a kids’ art table hosted by the Ponoka Art Club so the little ones have a fun creative activity.

There are dozens of divisions with hundreds of classes to enter. If you can grow it or create it there’s probably a class for it.

Everything from soap making to selfies to stalks of grain. There are even special classes just for kids like Lego and veggie critters.

More information on the different divisions, classes and how to enter the fair can be gotten by picking up a Home, Hobby and Horticulture Show booklet.

Booklets can be found at various locations in Ponoka: The Calnash Ag Event Centre, Busted Ladies Lingerie, Dot’s Crafts and UFA to name a few or even Ponoka News. They can also be found online at www.ponokaagsociety.ca.

If interested in entering into the fair, items can be registered Thursday, August 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. The Home, Hobby &Horticulture Show is closed Friday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. for judging, but then opens to the public for viewing after 6 p.m. and again Aug. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The award ceremony takes place at 4 p.m.

Just Posted

Ponoka developing long-term guide on transportation issues

Safety is the top concern that residents want addressed as master plan is generated

Ponoka hosting Winter Games torch relay

The Canada Winter Games torch relay is coming to Ponoka

PHOTO: Eyes turn to heavens to witness super blood wolf moon

These two photos show the lunar eclipse about 30 minutes apart from each other.

Ponoka Stampeders zero for two against Stettler Lightning

Stamps prepare for Sunday home game against the Cochrane Generals

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Alberta teacher jailed after admitting to child pornography offences

Computers and other devices seized from his home and classroom revealed hundreds of images and some videos of child porn

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

Edmonton Police advise delays expected for Tuesday pro pipeline convoy

A pro-pipeline truck convoy is expected Tuesday morning on the Anthony Henday in Edmonton

Ponoka RCMP charge Eckville man with impaired driving

Other Ponoka RCMP files include another impaired driver file, and mischief to vehicles file

Jason Kenney disputes expense allegations while MP

Questions over his residential expense claims from his time as a cabinet minister in Ottawa

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Most Read