This will be Agribition’s 47th year and you can expect it to be jam-packed.
“Ninety-six events over six days so there’s (going to be) a lot of highlights,” said Agribition CEO Chris Lane.
Lane said everything from mini chuckwagon races to goat yoga will be new this year. There will also be a steer riding rodeo school for kids aged 12 to 16 to participate in.
“One of the things we’ve added new this year is equine entertainment on the Monday night,” Lane said. “So people can get up close and see some of the amazing things horses can do, and we have a celebrity horse trainer in who’s going to do some trick riding — he puts on a pretty good show.”
The trick rider will be Tommie Turvey. Turvey’s talented horses and skills have been showcased in movies such as The Walking Dead and The Dark Knight.
Added routes, free fair for express bus
In addition to this year’s new events, there will be added routes to the Agribition express.
“(We’re trying to) make it as easy as it can possibly be to come to Agribition,” he said. Lane added the admission to get on the bus will be free for everyone and there will be a discounted rate at the Agribition gates if you use the express transit.
“In years past, it was a transit fair that got you on the bus and got you to the show but really what we wanted to do was remove that transaction and make the bus rides free for people.
Lane said the more families and people they can draw to the show with the free express bus is “a win for us”, adding that he knows there’s competition between where people spend their entertainment dollars.
Free admission for military members, first responders
In an effort to say “thank you” to the many men and women who serve our country in the military and first responders in Saskatchewan, Agribition will be helping with the expenses for families to have a fun night out.
All members of the Canadian Armed Forces and first responders, including police, firefighters, paramedics, EMT’s and medical practitioners, and their immediate family members will receive free gate admission.
“This was something that were exceptionally proud to do,” said Lane. “For us if we can make it easier to say come and see the show, come and see what we have to offer, and really just give their families and these first responders and military veterans a bit of a break were really happy to do that.”
Agribition runs Nov. 20-25. Tickets for the event can be found online.