The Reklaws and Jade Eagleson highlight entertainment during 2022 return of Frontier Days

After two long years of struggles and shutdowns, the biggest outdoor rodeo and four-day fair in Saskatchewan is back! Dust off your duds and because Frontier Days as we all know and love it will be happening June 29 to July 2. Reconnect with friends young and old, and make new memories at Frontier Days.

This year we have three nights of grandstand entertainment to make up for everything we’ve missed. Thursday night’s concert will be Canadian Country Superstars The Reklaws. This brother and sister duo from Ontario has continuously been breaking records and shattering charts with hit after hit. Songs like “Old Country Soul”, “What the Truck”, and their CFL theme song “Long Live the Night” are standards on Canadian radios from coast to coast. This concert will be opened by the high-energy female trio, The Heels.

Canada Day Friday’s entertainment will be kicked off with the River Town Saints. The headliner for Friday evening will be the rising star Jade Eagleson. Since the release of his self-titled album in 2020, Jade boasts two Gold-Certified singles (“Count The Ways”, “Close”) and one Platinum- Certified single (“Got Your Name On It”), as well as two #1’s on Canadian Country Radio (“Lucky”, “All Night To Figure It Out”), a 2019 CCMA Award for Rising Star, a 2021 Juno Nomination, and two 2021 CCMA Award Nominations. His recent collaboration with Dean Brody for “More Drinkin’ than Fishin’” also reached #1 on the Canadian country radio charts.

Canada Day will be a busy time at Frontier Days, with exciting events happening all day. Join us in Hansen Park for performances by cultural groups from Swift Current and around Southwest Saskatchewan on the new Culture Stage! Or take in the Texas Longhorn Show in the Cutting Area. Don’t forget about the return of the parade and fireworks.

For the first time ever, Frontier Days will play host to the “Appetite for Destruction” Demolition Derby, on July 2nd in the Grandstand. The Swift Current Stock Car Association will be battling it out to see who is King of the Ring in a gear-jamming, car-slamming, good time. The pre-show entertainment will be the South West Antique Tractor Pulling Association with a competition to see whose equipment can pull the hardest. Following the Tractor Pulls and Demo Derby, there will be a cabaret in the beer gardens tent, featuring Men Without Shame.

This year the cowboys and cowgirls of the Canadian Cowboys Association will be featured in the Magnus Newland Arena in the Plewis Automotive Group CCA Rodeo, June 30th and July 1st at 5 p.m., and July 2nd at 1 p.m. Come out to cheer on these western athletes, and take in all the ground pounding excitement of the bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, break-away roping, junior steer riding, saddle bronc, tie- down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

Once again, Kinetic Park will be alive with the lights and laughter of the West Coast Amusements Midway. The park will be full of rides, fair food, and free family entertainment. Returning to the Family Fun Zone this year is the high flying and wickedly talented canine athletes with Extreme Dogs. Also returning to Frontier Days this year, Freddy Fusion Magic Show will be keeping the Palliser Pavilion full of magic, science, and laughter. A new entertainer to our roster this year is Joel & Jasper. “Canada’s Steer Whisperer”, Joel Lybbert, presents a unique trick roping show, accompanied by his friends, Jasper the Steer, Indy the Buffalo, and Flash the horse.

Frontier Days was started to bring families and friends together, while preserving the pioneer days and celebrating the western way of life. We continue to host Heavy Horse competitions and the 4-H Livestock Show & Sale as a way to honour our roots. New this year will also be a Goat Show in the Grass Arena.

A unique way that Frontier Days celebrates our roots is by hosting our historic Beard Contest. Starting in 1938, a beard growing contest has been often held at Frontier Days to boost community spirits. Swift Current became known as the “Bearded City” and contestants come from all over the great Southwest to attend and compete. Our Beard Contest will again be held this year, with final judging to take place in Hansen Park on July 2nd. Categories are Longest, Best Groomed, and Most Unique. Contestants do NOT have to be clean shaven at the start of the competition, and all ages are welcome to compete.

Join one of the most popular western fairs in Southwest Saskatchewan and take in any number of our daily attractions, such as the West Wing Gallery, , Doc’s Town Heritage Village, the pancake breakfast, beer gardens, Frontier Saloon, concession booths, Mennonite Heritage Village, the Stockade tradeshow and more.

June 29, 7:30 p.m. – W.W. Smith Burning of the Brand & Pancake Breakfast
June 29, 4 p.m. – Kiddies Day Parade
June 29, 4 p.m. – Midway Opens
June 30, 5 p.m. – Plewis Automotive Group CCA Rodeo
June 30, 8 p.m. – Grandstand Concert – The Reklaws with guests, The Heels
July 1, 10 a.m. – Frontier Days Parade
July 1, 5 p.m. – Plewis Automotive Group CCA Rodeo
July 1, 8 p.m. – Grandstand Concert – Jade Eagleson with guests, River Town Saints
July 1, 11 p.m. – Fireworks
July 2, 9 a.m. – Plewis Automotive Group CCA Rodeo SLACK
July 2, 1 p.m. – Plewis Automotive Group CCA Rodeo
July 2, 4 p.m. – 4-H Steer Sale
July 2, 5 p.m. – Grandstand Entertainment – Demolition Derby & Antique Tractor Pulls
July 2, 10 p.m – Cabaret featuring Men Without Shame (Beer Gardens Tent)

Tickets go on sale April 30th at the Acres & Avenues Tradeshow. Stay tuned for ticket blitz information.