A couple Prince Albert Winter Festival staples are coming up, with the annual Jigging Contest scheduled for Monday and the Harmonica and Accordion Showcase set for Tuesday.
Both ANAVETS-sponsored shows are high-energy, well-attended events, organizer Wally Prokopie said, noting that the Jigging Contest has proven itself so popular during past years that it’s been moved to a larger venue.
Now held at the Exhibition Centre, the Jigging Contest will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Anyone interested in trying their hand at the art of jigging will be invited to jump on stage and have a go at it, Prokopie said, noting that even for those watching, it’s a fun event to take in.
“Your body doesn’t move very much -- it’s all in the footwork,” he said. “Well, your body moves a little bit, but some of them are just awesome. The younger people, the young fellas and girls, they’re awesome.”
Participants are divided into different age groups, with what Prokopie said are “pretty good prizes” available for grabs.
Live music will accompany participants, including well-loved Prince Albert country musician Donny Parenteau.
Admission to this event is a $3 Winter Festival button and $5 at the door.
The Harmonica and Accordion Showcase isn’t a contest, with what Prokopie anticipates to be at least 14 musicians performing on stage at the ANAVETS building, at 25 11th St. W.
“If you want a seat, you’d better come early,” he said, noting that this event sells out every year.
The event will begin at 7 p.m., with admission Winter Festival button and a $3 admission fee at the door. Prokopie warns that those wanting to get in should arrive when the doors open at 6 p.m.