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South Country Fair marks 33rd year

A Fort Macleod music tradition continues this weekend with the 33rd annual South Country Fair.
The fair offers three days of music, entertainment and fellowship at Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park.
South Country Fair offers something for everyone, with music on two stages, spoken word performances, and health and wellness activities.
Master of ceremonies John Wort Hannam will oversee the start of South Country Fair on Friday, July 19 beginning with an address by Mayor Kris Demeanor at 5 p.m. on the south stage, followed by the Kids Rock Camp, slam poets Belinda Anker, Adrienne Adams and Mel Vee, a workshop at 6:30 p.m. and Ganges Delta at 7:45 p.m.
Demeanor then takes the stage to introduce a performance at 8:45 p.m. by Ali Stuart, who placed second in the songwriting competition, followed by Leeroy Stagger at 9 p.m., Blue Moon Marquee at 10:15 p.m., Peter and The Wolves at 11:30 p.m. and Revel in Dimes at 12:45 a.m.
Performances at Lotus Land begin at 5 p.m. Friday starting with The Adult Choir followed by Noble Central Slammers Belinda Anker, Effie Shenton, Tere Jurado, Tristan Spencer and Molly Baumann. Also performing Friday are Madina Ali and Thorsten Nesch.
There is a presentation at 10 p.m. at Lotus Land by the Lethbridge Independent Film Society.
Saturday, July 20
Leeroy Stagger returns to the south stage Saturday at 11 a.m. as master of ceremonies for Blackfoot Medicine Speaks, followed at noon by a Nia workshop led by Lise Schulze, hoop dancer Sandra Lamouche at 1 p.m., Abigail Lapell at 1:30 p.m., and a workshop at 2:45 p.m.
The music continues on the south stage with master of ceremonies Andrew Scott overseeing performances by Ryland Moranz at 4:30 p.m., slam poets Effie Shenton, Tere Jurado, Tristan Spencer and Madina Ali at 5:45 p.m., Tom Phillips at 6 p.m. and Curt Young and The Healers at 7:15 p.m.
Ryland Moranz takes over as MC for the Saturday night show on the south stage that features songwriting competition winner Joshua Beebe at 8:30 p.m., followed by Jac Garton and The Demon Squadron at 9:45 p.m., Circus Act Insomniacs at 10:50 p.m., Petunia and The Vipers at 11:15 p.m. and Captain Tractor at 12:30 a.m.
Mark Sadlier-Brown and Gillian Moranz are MCs on the east stage Saturday beginning with a workshop at noon followed by Tara Warburton at 1:05 p.m., Rancho Deluxe at 2:10 p.m., Dennis Bouwman at 3:25 p.m., Jozy and the Fuzz at 4:30 p.m. and Bad Buddy at 5:35 p.m.
Lotus Land poetry performances begin at 5 p.m. with The Adult Choir followed at 7 p.m. by Adrienne Adams, at 8 p.m. by David Roberts, and at 9 p.m. by Mel Vee.
There is a presentation at 10 p.m. at Lotus Land by the Lethbridge Independent Film Society.
Sunday, July 21
Chris Wynters is MC on Sunday when The Adult Choir takes the south stage at 1:30 p.m., followed by Los Pachamama y Flor Amergo at 2 p.m., and slam poets Molly Baumann, David Roberts and Thorsten Nesch at 3:15 p.m.
John Wort Hannam returns as master of ceremonies for a 3:30 p.m. performance by Leaf Rapids, followed by a workshop at 4:45 p.m.
On the east stage, MC Steven Foord oversees the SCF Big Grass Jam at noon followed by Nasti Weather and The False Predictions at 1:05 p.m., Erin Kay at 2:10 p.m. and a workshop at 3:15 p.m.
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kidz Kountry offers activities including face-painting, hula hooping and Captain Thunderpants and His Fantastic Family.
Throughout the weekend there are presentations on subjects such as medication, yoga, Thai cooking, songwriting, hoop dancing, massage, orthobionomy and healing energies.