Country Fest takes centre stage

The free annual event runs July 25 and 26 and includes a wide range of agricultural events as well as entertainment.

Country Fest will take centre stage this weekend at the Albion Fairgrounds.

The free annual event runs July 25 and 26 and includes a wide range of agricultural events as well as entertainment. This year’s event also plays host to the annual Blueberry Festival.

Highlights of this year’s event includes a cat show featuring more than 300 exhibitors and over 65 breeds from all across Canada and the United States. In addition  the  two-day event will also host Canada’s only Lego certified professional, Robin Sather, who will be setting up shop in the lobby of the Golden Ears Curling Club.

Kids will get a chance to come and build their own displays as well as a chance to take part in three daily mini-building contests. Contests will be held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for the first 20 builders that sign up 15 minutes prior to each contest.

Entertainment highlights will include Elvis impersonator Steve Elliot performing a gospel set on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., following the nondenominational country service held at the fair.

Other entertainment highlights include Ridge Meadows Got Talent 2015. Performers will be on the main stage July 26 and competing for cash prizes, grouped into a youth age group, 10- to 18-year-olds and adults, anyone 19 and older. The main stage will feature bands like The Hip Show, a tribute to Canadian music icon The Tragically Hip, and CCR cover band Bad Moon Rising.

For more information and times of events, visit mrpmcountryfest.com.