Don’t write off Racing Days weekend!

Plan to visit Sunflower Downs during the weekend of June 28 and 29—there’s a weekend of fun awaiting you.

The Axe Throw is one of the events held during The West Coast Lumberjack Show taking place during the June 28 and 29 weekend.

The Axe Throw is one of the events held during The West Coast Lumberjack Show taking place during the June 28 and 29 weekend.

The Princeton Racing Days Association is not about to let the lack of thoroughbred racing deter their efforts to provide a fantastically fun weekend for Princeton during the weekend of June 28 and 29.

During this weekend, Sunflower Downs Race Track will still bustle with activity. The association is hosting Little Britches Rodeo as well as providing entertainment suitable for the entire family.

The fun-filled weekend will begin on Friday, June 27 with the annual Princeton Rotary Parade in the down town core at 6 p.m. The Princeton Youth Ambassador Coronation will take place right after the parade at the Riverside Community Centre Theatre at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday morning, the concession at Sunflower Downs will open with a pancake breakfast to start off the weekends events.

The weekend will host performances and activities including: West Coast Lumberjack Shows, featuring The Mountain Show. This show includes activities such as : Chainsaw Carving – under two minute carving creations, Standing Block Chop – test of strength and accuracy – Axe throw – throwing double bitted axe at target, Jack and Jill Cross Cut – ladies from the crowd get to saw through a log along with their lumberjack partner and more;  Bells and Whistles Mini Golf will have a challenging and fun  9 hole miniature golf course set up on site for your pleasure;  Mudd Safety Awareness will present the do’s and don’ts of ATVing. A great experience for kids from 6 to 16 years and they’ll get to ride!

Rainbow the Clown, (aka Larry Dixon of Calgary, Alberta) an award winning balloon artist will entertain during the weekend with his juggling, magic, comedy and fun, fun, funner performances.

By popular request from attendees of the rodeo, Darrel and Kathleen Johnston of Buckin’ Bull Rentals from Mission B.C., will return to Princeton on Saturday, June 28 to provide a day of thrills for Princeton.

For the adults only, the beer garden will be open and on Saturday night you can dance to live music provided by Dale Seaman and Highway 97.

Concession, vendors and plenty of action await you at Sunflower Downs on June 28 and 29. Admission costs $5 for adults and $2 for children (12 and under) and seniors. Gates open at 9:30 a.m., each day.

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