Leslieville Antique Days returning

With Leslieville Antique Days just days away, organizers feel this year’s event is shaping up to be a good one.

With Leslieville Antique Days just days away, organizers feel this year’s event is shaping up to be a good one.

Though it won’t necessarily feature any new events, the tradition that’s been running now for close to 40 years promises to be as thrilling as ever, to both antiques enthusiasts and visitors alike.

Hosted by Central Alberta Antique and Model Club this Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 2 and 3), it has something for “pretty much everybody”, according to club director Vernon Mosset.

“There’s homemade cinnamon buns, a flea market, a tractor pull, a threshing demonstration, and displays, of course,” he said. Among those displays will be everything and anything from vintage cars to old tractors and farming equipment.

Most of the club’s members come from the area between Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer, while attendees travel from places as far north as Edmonton, and as far south as Calgary.

The event has been held since the mid-70s, and was initially hosted west of Leslieville. A location change meant it was eventually moved to its current site south east of Leslieville.

Mosset said attending has become an annual tradition for many families. Each year, however, also brings plenty of new faces.

“As far as the tractor pull goes, I see the same guys every year, but we get a few new ones once in a while,” he said.

Pancake breakfasts will take place both days of the event from 7 to 10 a.m. On Sunday, a church service will be held immediately following the breakfast at 10 a.m.

Admission is free for children aged 15 and under. Everyone else will be charged $5. Weekend camping is priced at $20. Tickets may be purchased upon entry.

More information, including directions to the site, is available online at www.oldengine.org/members/harrold/event.htm.