Rosetown will be buzzing this weekend with the return of a fall event which will be back in full force for the first time since 2019. The Rosetown & District Harvest Family Festival is back and ready to welcome folks from near and far with most of the events taking place on Friday through Sunday.
One of the big draws as usual is the parade. The 12th annual installment will begin at 11am at the AGT Centre with candy carts leading the way a little before 11.
Dale Glassford, lead organizer for the parade detailed the route.
“The parade will go down 9th Avenue to Main Street and down Main Street to 2nd Avenue. It will then go east on 2nd Avenue to United Church and then turn north and go back up 1st Street E and George Street to Walter Aseltine School and then back west to the AGT Centre.”
A few highlights of the parade will be motorcycles from Saskatoon and Regina, the super dogs and novelty tractors.
Along with the parade, there will be many attractions for all ages going on throughout the weekend including: celebrity pumpkin decorating/carving, Football Under The Lights at Rosetown Central High School, food trucks, and a petting zoo. A full list of events and times can be found on the flyer attached.
Co-Chairperson for the Harvest Festival, Sandra Lees spoke about a couple of other key events happening throughout the festival.
“The food bank is going to have a, what we're calling cram the van. They're going to have a van downtown so people can donate to the food bank and if kids bring a food item, they’ll get a wristband, and they can go to any of the events. Then Sunday it starts off with the harvest hustle. That starts off at the youth center and there's a 2, 5, and 10km run and that starts at 9.
To conclude Saturday, a fireworks show will be on display with musical accompaniment available on 106.9 FM.
Beautiful weather is expected to make for a perfect weekend at this year’s Rosetown & District Harvest Family Festival.