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Parade to kick off Lloyd Ex Fair

This year’s Lloyd Ex Fair promises to bring in plenty of exciting new experiences or attendees. The event kicks off July 10 and runs until July 13.

The parade begins all the festivities on July 10  from 10 to 11.  It starts at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds before heading through downtown and circling back to the exhibition. This year it will be a packed parade.

“We’re around 70 floats and I’m gonna guess in total we’ll have around 100 by the time the parade starts,” said Jackie Tomayer, Lloydminster Exhibition general manager.

For this year’s exhibition there will be plenty of new things to experience including new acts, musical performances, shows and events.

“We have four new concerts, one each night and we’ll have an inflatable corn maze for the kiddos,” said Tomayer, “We have an ABBA tribute, Charles Peachock is coming from America’s Got Talent, we have extreme dogs, that’s agility… a new poultry show, that’s chickens and hens that’s new.”

Musical performances this year include, Joey Stylez, Matthew Good who fair-goers will have to buy tickets for, Rivertown Saints and the ABBA show. There will also be comedy performances and much more.

This year’s midway is also sure to keep ride-goers on their toes with everything from Ferris wheels and rollercoasters to fun games the whole family can enjoy.

The Lloyd Ex Fair is a staple in the community and Tomayer says support has been amazing.

“We get tremendous support from the community for the fair, in sponsorship and in donations so we’re very grateful for that.”

The Lloy’d Ex Fair also has a major impact on the local economy as it helps boost tourism as people come to Lloydminster to experience the fun.

“It’s once a year it brings something unique to Lloyd, it’s four days of celebrating, it brings millions of dollars to the community every year,” Tomayer said.

The fair wraps up on Saturday night with the annual fireworks display which is set to begin around 11 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the LloydMall until July 9 and cost $15 for adults (16-64), $10 for seniors (65+) $10 for students (13-15), $5 for children (7-12) and children six and under get in for free.

Admission at the gate will be $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students; admission for children remains the same.

Tickets for the Lloyd Ex Fair as well as a full rundown of all events and performers can be found at Lloyd Ex.

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