Haying in the 30s

The annual Haying in the 30s weekend helps people diagnosed with cancer in the Lakeland Region and beyond. Come and enjoy the events, including wagon rides and daily old-fashioned farming demonstrations.

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* Dates pending for 2024
Location: Mallaig, Alberta

Haying in the 30's is held on the August long weekend, celebrating the olden days of farming.

Admission and camping fees are free, but all proceeds of the event goes to help people with cancer, who are going through treatment. The event is a chance for families and friends to enjoy and heritage and charity in one event. All donations go to help people with cancer.

Events throughout the weekend include, face-painting, horseshoe demos, old-fashioned farming demos and beef on a bun dinner.

Event highlights

Events for 2024 are not yet announced, here is a sample of events from prior years.


Opening Ceremony and Parade 
Horses, floats, candy and a parade usher in Haying in the 30's. 

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Beef on a bun
Enjoy a free supper on Saturday night provide by the organizers of Haying in the 30's.

Old fashioned hoedown 
After you've filled up on barbecued beef, put on your dancing shoes and head to good old hoedown. Music that you can two-step to all night is on tap for all ages. 


Interfaith service
On Sunday morning, Haying in the 30's hosts an interfaith service for anyone who would like to attend. 

More info

For the most recent updates and program info, visit the festival website.

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