The Midway always plays a big part of the Summer Sizzler.
Some events were postponed, moved, or cancelled, but the overall feeling among those who planned and attended the Summer Sizzler is that it was a success.
The midway opened at 3pm on Friday, and had was well-attended throughout the entire weekend despite a steady flow of on and off rain. Little Wicked played a classic mix of hits for the JCI Cabaret on Friday night.
Saturday brought the annual parade, as a record number of floats took part, and a record number of freezies were handed out as the streets were lined with spectators.
BHP Billiton along with Parachute, Safe Communities and the City of Humboldt hosted a bike rodeo in the Curling Rink. Executive Director of Safe Communities Humboldt and Area, Tracey Shewciw said that within an hour of the opening, half of the 200 free bike helmets were gone.
The well-attended event displayed proper bike safety to children 13 and under where they had to demonstrate basic hand signals for alerting other traffic. One of the courses featured stop and yield signs, where the cyclist had to stop, wait for traffic to pass, and then continue. Another taught them proper awareness, where they had to read a number off a card, and then look over their shoulder to read a different number.
Saskatchewan Express brought their outstanding musical act to the SaskPower Cultural Stage for three shows on Saturday afternoon and evening. Performing several classic hits all the way to Top 40 renditions of popular songs, the group displayed why the overall history of Sask Express has seen the talented performers step in front of over 3.5 million people across North America.
Always a highlight of the Summer Sizzler, the Derby grounds were jam packed for the 4:00pm feature on Saturday afternoon. This is one event that Mother Nature had the chance to ruin, with rain having turned the pit into a mud bowl. Thanks to the endless, and thankless work from many, the derby ring was set to go as if it had never seen a little moisture.
With a 50/50 jackpot of over $1,000, Derby winner Jared Hinz was one of two people who took home a four-digit prize. Hinz claimed the $1,500 grand prize.
Sunday brought the Sizzler Strut, as many took part in the event, walking, running, or strutting 5 and 10 kilometre courses. All proceeds along with the Pancake Breakfast were matched by ScotiaBank and went to the Humboldt Community Trails and Calico Gymnastics.
The main event for the final day of the Sizzler was the Antique Truck & Tractor Pull, as the south side of the Elgar Peterson Arena was home to a couple hundred spectators, as tractors and trucks pulled a weighted sled 250 feet. A definite highlight of the event was a black Ford truck that dragged the sled across the finish line despite the fact that it's front two tires were three feet in the air.
Other events throughout the weekend included the Flea Market, Milkmobile, City Auction, Broncos BBQ & Season Ticket Special, among others.
Thanks to the hard work of all involved throughout the weekend, the Sizzler committee 'reeled in' a big win.
Check out the gallery below for pictures from various events.