With Capreol Days set to take place during the Civic Holiday long weekend, Capreol is the place to be July 29-31.
Organizer Lynn Mazzuca encourages everyone to make the drive out to the close-knit community, located about 40 minutes from the city's core.
“You'll be surprised at what's here,” she said, adding the popular community festival is great for young families, as there's lots of free kids' activities.
Capreol Days starts at 1 p.m. Friday with the Mad Hatter's Garden Tour and Tea Party, which involves a tour of eight gardens. Passports are available at Lynn's Place and M&R Grill.
There'll also be a fish fry at the Capreol Legion Friday evening.
The main event takes place starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when the community's main street is closed to host multiple activities. That includes children's activities, a dunk tank with firefighters, bingo, food vendors, a chainsaw wood carver, blueberry pie-eating contest, beer tent and kids' scavenger hunt.
Festival-goers can even go for a ride on Little Obie, a six-foot-high scale model of a CN locomotive. “It's large enough for adults and children to take a ride,” Mazzuca said.
Saturday evening features a performance by the band River Valley at the Capreol Legion.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Valley Community Theatre hosts a Family Fun Day with old-fashioned family games at Centennial Field. The festival wraps up at 5 p.m. that day with a pasta dinner at Our Lady of Peace church.
For more information, visit the Capreol Days Facebook page.