What You Need to Know for This Year’s Fort Sask Trade Show – FortSaskOnline.com
Thinking of visiting the Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show and Sale? Here’s what you need to know.
After a two-year hiatus, the Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show and Sale returns this weekend with a few new additions. This year’s show will have more space and an additional outdoor component featuring new exhibitors at the Dow Centennial Center.
Outdoor space will focus on RVs, motor sports, hot tubs and spas, and everything outdoors. A food truck area and a stage will be set up for live entertainment and demonstrations.
“We’ve been doing it for over 35 years, and it’s definitely a staple for the community,” said Tamara Dabels, executive director of the Fort Saskatchewan and District Chamber of Commerce.
Entertainment for the show includes Harold Reichstein, Old Tyme Wild Rose Fiddlers, various singers and dancers.
Familiar favorites like the Money Tunnel are back, where contestants can win hundreds of dollars to spend at the show. Making a comeback is the baby crawl on Sunday noon. The fastest baby wins a prize. Pre-registration is required.
Many kid-friendly activities take place, including a bouncy castle, face painting, and Fort Sask’s mascot, Auggie the Sheep, makes an appearance. Consult the complete program of entertainment and activities here.
In addition, viewers will have the chance to interact face to face with local businesses for the first time since the pandemic.
The weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon with a VIP reception at the Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse for dignitaries and sponsors, followed by an opening ceremony with bagpipes and drums. Mayor Gale Katchur will officially open the show.
“It’s all that pomp and ceremony that’s really fun, and it’s great to get back to that.”
Dabels noted that parking can be difficult, so they have a shuttle that will take people to and from DCC with pickup and drop-off at Kanata Inn.
Admission is $5 per day ($7 on weekends) for adults, $2 for seniors, and children under 12 can enter for free.
The dates are:
- April 29 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Apr 30 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- May 1 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This well-attended event sees an average of 6,500 attendees over the three days.
More details can be found here.