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Heritage Week Festival | Cardston, Alberta

Festival Event

Ages Festival is Appropriate For


Each August, the small town of Cardston, Alberta bustles with activities during Heritage Week.

Free pancake breakfasts daily, a family softball tournament, various rodeo events - including one where different ranches send their hands to compete against other ranches! - a mud bog event, and the big finale on Saturday with a parade in the morning, and fireworks in the evening.

Driving Directions

Cardston, Alberta is very easy to get to from any direction, as it is located at the junction of several major highways, and just 10 miles north of the US border crossing at Carway.

Event Setting

Events happen all over town - check the website for details.

The Cowboy Challenge and Ranchers Rodeo happen at the Agridome, located on the western edge of town.

There are two rodeos - one a semi-professional circuit rodeo, and one is a special 'ranch hands' rodeo, where teams from area ranches compete against each other for bragging rights as to who's the best cowboy!


Many events are free, including breakfasts, the parade.