By Justin Seward
After leaving the annual Quonset Days last weekend, it felt like not your typical drunken slosh fest, but more of a family outing where everyone was having good clean fun.
Ok, yes there were a few hundred people having some wobbly pops because it is a massive country concert over the two days and would not have expected anything less.
Whether you were a toddler in a diaper participating in the mini-tractor races with his grandfather (yes they were champions) or a senior couple two stepping to the music by some up and coming country artist, it was good ole fashion fun had by all.
Everyone was smiling and having a great time like it was a family reunion.
The prairie people make the most of what is in front of them and are very efficient at providing a friendly and hospitable environment.
For the event to allow everyone young and old through the gates was a wonderful thing as festivals should be about fun and less about the beer gardens.
Families could come and watch in comfort without restrictions because yes, alcohol was is a part of it but it was good to see good ole fashion fun from people were taking in other aspects of the event.
You just do not see as many festivals like these anymore and it is unfortunate, but it only takes one weekend like this one to keep the prairie spirit going.
The committee headed by the Biemans family did a fantastic job with the help of volunteers to make it a great weekend and they should be applauded for donating their farm for the weekend to make the Quonset Days down home country fun.