Fun for all ages at Flatbush Festival

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

The Flatbush Festival has “lots for kids to do, families, older people,” says Kandee Stadnyk, one of the Flatbush Festival organizers.

The festival has more activities than previous years, she adds.

The Flatbush Community Association runs it on June 15 in Flatbush. The theme this year is ‘Redneck Days.’

Flatbush is 100 km southeast of Slave Lake, just off Hwy. 44.

On June 15, the fun starts with a free pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Flatbush Community Complex, which is outside of the community off Hwy. 44.

The slow-pitch tournament starts right after breakfast. The registration deadline was June 8. There was space for eight teams. Last year, was the first ball tournament since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parade starts at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Flatbush.

From noon to 2 p.m., the Flatbush seniors centre is serving lunch.

From noon to 4 p.m., there’s a farmers market at the Flatbush Community Complex.

The following is also happening at the complex on June 15:

The concession will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

From 1 to 3 p.m., there’s a horseshoe tournament.

From 1 p.m. to the evening, bouncy castles will be set up.

Face painting is happening during breakfast (8 to 10 a.m.) and during the afternoon events (1 to 3 p.m.).

A beer garden is open from 1 p.m. to midnight, including during the supper.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., there is a petting zoo.

From 3 to 5 p.m., there is a crib tournament.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there’s a steak supper. Advanced tickets only. These are $20, and for sale at the Flatbush General Store and the Fawcett Truck Stop.

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