Visit the Corn Capital of Canada in Your Taber Rental Car
Known as the Corn Capital of Canada, the city of Taber is located 32 miles east of the city of Lethbridge at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 36. The city became famous for its corn due to the large amounts of sunshine the area receives. Taber hosts an annual Cornfest in the last week of August, and offers activities of all kinds. Stop in for an ear of corn with your Thrifty rental car and enjoy some of these activities.
Annual Taber Cornfest
If you have a hankering for all things corn, you’ve come to the right place. The annual two-day Taber Cornfest is a summer celebration of all things corn. The festival is held during late August and features a midway (rides, booths and tests of skill) and a stage with performers. Kids will love the festivals corn-based activities, such as corn tasting and stuffing. Don’t know what corn stuffing is? This activity involves two people; one person wears an over-sized coverall. The other person attempts to stuff as much corn as they can into their teammate’s overalls. Whichever team can stuff the most corn wins! Other features include the Corn Country Cruiser car show, Pancake Breakfast, and much more. The weekend kicks off with a live fireworks show on Saturday evening, followed by live entertainment throughout the festival. Admission is free, so be sure to stop by in your Taber rental car!
Every November, a special event called Midnight Madness is held in Taber. Perfect for families, Midnight Madness is located in the downtown area and features a visit from Santa Claus, hay rides, local entertainment, hot beverages and shopping in downtown Taber. Local shops serve up free popcorn, coffee, milk and cookies, and there’s free bowling and other similar fun activities. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by in your Thrifty rental car and warm up at this winter event.
Held in the summer (usually in July), the Taber parade is a fun event for the whole family. Featuring cars, trucks, big farm tractors and local community groups from all over the region, the parade is a fantastic way to spend the day if you’re driving through in your Taber rental car!