Prince County Exhibition number 88 will feature old and new events

Published on July 22, 2014
Finalizing the last-minute details for the upcoming Prince County Exhibition are (from left) Allan Shaw, from the exhibition’s board of directors, Jason Rayner, the board’s second vice-chairman, and Clancey Gilks, project co-ordinator for the annual exhibition which runs July 25 to 27 in Alberton.
Submitted photo

ALBERTON – Although the Prince County Exhibition is 88 years old, this year’s exhibition, which runs July 25 to 27, will see the addition of a number of new events.

The first presentation of the Miss Alberton contest, as part of the exhibition, should attract attention on Friday and Sunday evenings.

Old favourites like the midway, provided by Hincheys Rides & Amusements, and the agricultural exhibits, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, will return.

On Friday night the Adult Strongman Competition will be pre-staged and horse pull fans will be treated to the best teams in the Maritimes. 

Friday is Senior’s Day and part of that presentation will be an Acadian Kitchen Party, and Acadian genealogy with Jean Bernard.

Saturday will feature the parade, matinee horse racing, and the Adult Singing Contest sponsored by Summerside Chrysler Dodge.

Sunday will see the crowning of the 2014 Miss Alberton, the Junior Strongman Competition, the P.E.I. Mutual Youth Talent Show, and the Cox & Palmer Ladies Fitness program.

Shiloh and Old Stone Station will be providing music for afternoon and evening concerts on Friday and Saturday. Ceilidh Brae and Country Heart will also be presenting afternoon concerts on Friday and Saturday.