Have you ever wondered what it would be like to kiss a llama? Or how a tiny bee can turn nectar into honey? At Aggie Days the answers, adventures and wonder await! And this year you will be able to find them in the Agrium Western Event Centre.
“The new location means a new way of exploring Aggie Days. As you walk through the Agrium Centre and wander through AltaLink Hall you will find new things to see and do,” says Aggie Days committee member Josh Traptow. “Our Aggie Days team has also been working hard to ensure there are brand new experiences for our visitors, many who join us year after year, but also familiar ones as well.”
Aggie Days is a place of wonder where children can see and learn about where their food comes from, how animals can be hard working helpers and of course, have a lot of fun. From farmers and ranchers, bee keepers to weavers, many different experts will be sharing their love for what they do and just how exactly it all happens.
How does a spinner create a beautiful sweater or cozy mittens from the wool of a sheep? And why in the world does a ruminant like a goat, sheep or cow require four stomach components but a pig and you and I only need one?
“Those mysteries and many more will be solved if you take the time to stop for a chat with our exhibitors on the weekend of April 9-10,” says Traptow, “they are so passionate about what they do, and they love to share that excitement!”
Visiting Aggie Days can be like stepping into a new world for some visitors. It’s a world where grain is grown on fields so large that you can’t see where they end. A world where animals are raised as both food and as helpers, and where vegetables thrive in fertile Alberta soil. So many things about this rural world are different than what we find in the city, from the equipment used to the relationship that farmers have with their animals and land. Yet many things are the same, and strong connections are made over a shared deep care for animals and efforts to be good stewards of the environment. That’s the magic of Aggie Days.
So if you have the urge to take a peek at some pigs, check out a few chickens and a have a whole lot of fun, please join us at the Agrium Western Event Centre this April. A big smooch from a llama will make you glad you did!
For more information on Aggie Days, and to check out the times for our special weekend events, Clock, Stock and Barrel and the Calgary Stampede Spring Extreme Cowboy Race check out the events page on the Calgary Stampede website.