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Celebrate Bezanson – Homecoming, Fair & Horseshow

August 26, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Celebrate Bezanson

Mark your calendars for Celebrate Bezanson!  This Canada 150 Celebration includes the 60th Bezanson School Homecoming, Fair & Horseshow!!  This event is brought to you by the Bezanson Community Groups – a partnership of 12 amazing organizations in Bezanson and sponsored by The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th & the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta and the County of Grande Prairie No. 1.

August 24th: Exhibits will be accepted at the Bezanson Memorial Hall 12:00 PM – 5 PM

August 25th: Exhibits will be accepted at the Bezanson Memorial Hall 12:00 PM – 6 PM. Judging to follow.

Kick off Saturday, August 26 with a Pancake Breakfast at 8: 30-10:30 am at the Memorial Hall.  $5 per person

Bling Your Bike Parade:  Bike assembly 8 AM at the West Smoky Legion #244. Judging to follow. Parade commences at 9 AM with procession from the Legion to the Memorial Hall. Categories; 6 & Under, 7-11, 12-16, Over the Hill. No motorized bikes. See complete details in the fair booklet.

Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am

Historical Tours:  Two tours available! Choose one or both!  Two buses load at the Memorial Hall at 9:45 and 1:45.  Join the Tour of the Old Bezanson Townsite & Glen Leslie Church & Cemetery with host Wanda Zenner.  Or join the Tour of the Kleskun Hills Museum with hosts Kleskun Hills Museum Society.  Each tour is 2 1/2 hours and the bus returns to the Bezanson Memorial Hall. Buses are not wheel chair equipped.

Softball Tournament: 10 am.   Ball Diamond #1. 10 am – 4:30 pm.   Ball Diamond #1. Drop by Diamond 1 and join a team!  Ages 15+.


Fair Booklet 2017

Fair Bench Show:  9 am – 3 pm.   Setup 8 AM. Pickup your Fair Book at the Bezanson Store or download here.  Enter your crafts, best baking, photos, veggies & more!   Entries accepted Thursday, August 24th, and Friday, August 25.  Check the Fair Book for further details!

Discover Bezanson Photo Contest: Deadline for entry is August 15th. Accepting categories from all ages in Nature & Landscapes; Agriculture; and Community Culture. $600 in prizes to be awarded and displayed at Celebrate Bezanson.

Farmers Olympics – brought to you by the local 4H Club, join the games! Starts at 2pm Saturday. Enter your team of 3-4 for the fastest time in a series of farm inspired events. All ages welcome!

Face painting  on Site & Concession in the hall, brought to you by the Booster Club.

The Bouncy Boyz Inflatables:  $5 per person & participate all day!!

BBQ 5:30-7:30 pm at the Memorial Hall, hosted by the Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department Society.  $5 per person

farmers olympics poster

Farmers Olympics

Family Dance:  8:30-12:30 pm with Kelly McDermott & NightRyders in the Bezanson Memorial Hall. Free admission.


Kick off Sunday, August 27 with a choice of Church Services:

  • Glen Leslie Church with George Malcolm at 9 am
  • Bezanson Catholic Church at 9 am
  • Bezanson Community Church at 10:45 am

Brunch at the Memorial Hall at 10 am-noon.  $5 per person.

Horseshow:  9 am start.  Enjoy exhibitors of all ages show their horses & perform!  Contact Margaret at 780-831-6716 to register.

There will be NO Camping on the Bezanson Ag Grounds.  Camping is available at the Old Bezanson Townsite (no water or services) for $15/night or at the Kleskun Hills Park for $25 per night (water & showers).  Call the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 at 780-532-9727 to reserve & pay for your campsite.

Concession and souvenirs in the Memorial Hall. School tours available. Please bring your own lawn chairs.

Check out facebook

Fair Booklet

Fair Registration Form



Celebrate Bezanson Map

Celebrate Bezanson Map


August 26, 2017
August 27, 2017
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Bezanson Memorial Hall
Bezanson, Alberta T0H 0G0 Canada