Whirligigs & Weathervanes Festival Details
Sat August 31, 2013 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | free admission
Suddenly, the time has come! All around Lethbridge, people are donning beanies, spinning pinwheels and wishing for wind [but not too much] in anticipation of the Galt Museum & Archives Whirligigs & Weathervanes Family Festival on the Prairies taking place Saturday, August 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Included in the day’s activities are:
6+ Alberta artists and artisans showcasing 17+ whirligig and weathervane creations and vying for three $500 prizes: Best of Show, Best Historical, and People’s Choice – those in attendance will be asked to vote for their favourite festival entry
west of the Viewing Gallery
Kite flying demos by the Windy Hills Kite Folks
WEST OF THE SOUTH PATIO
Music by the Coal Creek Boys [two sets:11:00 am-noon & 1:00-2:00 pm]
and Alyssa McQuaid [one set: noon-1:00 pm] SOUTH PATIO
Giant Bubble Blowing
Games: Checkers, Giant Snakes & Ladders
Wind crafts: pinwheels, wind chimes & whirligigs
A Haiku contest related to wind winner announced next week
A “Who has seen the wind” photo contest: bring in photos, take photos at the Festival, or upload to Facebook winner announced next week
A photo booth: get blown away!
Tasty festival foods: hot dogs, buffalo smokies, salad-in-a-jar, chips, popcorn, chocolate pretzels, ice cream, lemonade and more!
The Festival is held in conjunction with the exhibit Wind Work, Wind Play: Whirligigs & Weathervanes, organized and circulated by the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The exhibit closes September 2 at 5:00 pm. Festival and Museum admission is free on August 31!
EVENT WEBSITE: galtmuseum.com/events.htm#wishforwind