By Mo Cranker
Alberta Newspaper Group
Cooler weather and leaves changing colour means a few different things for residents of Redcliff — one being that the annual Fall Festival is right around the corner.
The event is running for the third consecutive year and it offers a number of free activities and food for people attending.
The event is running Saturday Oct. 5 and begins at 1 p.m. with a kickball game between a group of local kids and the RCMP at the Redcliff Ball Diamonds.
The kids playing in the game are being arranged by the Redcliff Youth Centre and both teams are allowed to invite family to play.
People in the community are invited to watch the friendly match of kickball and there will be a number of goodies available to spectators.
“There is no fee for the kickball game,” said Carla Spampinato, who works with the town. “Hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee are free to spectators. We will have the fire pits burning to roast hotdogs and marshmallows and to warm up by in the event it’s a chilly day.”
The game is scheduled to end around 3 p.m. and the Fall Festival will kick off immediately afterwards, running until 5 p.m.
“Rob Hudec will be providing live music, there will be pulled pork on a bun, cotton candy, Sweet Hard Candy, pumpkin carving, marshmallows, face painting, a photo booth and a pie eating contest for the first 12 people who enter at the festival,” said Spampinato.
The event is free for people of all ages to attend and all of the entertainment and activities are free. Pulled pork on a bun will be sold as part of the Redcliff Tiny Tots fundraiser. Sweet Hard Candy will have a booth set up to sell their product. The town will also have giant slingshots out to shoot targets with tomatoes.
Spampinato says it is important for the town to offer affordable events throughout the year.
“Redcliff Family and Community Support Services values Redcliff’s small town feel and we encouraging the community to get together, make connections and enjoy a few free activities and entertainment with their families and neighbours,” she said.