38th Annual Cochin Days start Friday

By Brady Lang
August 9, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: August 10, 2018 - 7:44am

There’s something for everyone at Cochin Days this weekend.

The event-packed weekend is set to kick off Friday, including slow-pitch and volleyball tournaments, a spaghetti eating contest, and games for the kids. The 38th annual event opens with the slow-pitch tournament at 6 p.m., followed by a screening for Ferdinand in the park at 9 p.m.

Cochin Mayor Harvey Walker told battlefordsNOW said the event means a lot to the community.

“It gives the organizing committee the opportunity to treat, entertain and engage the folks that are here for the summer," Walker said.

The events start back up at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Kids Bike Parade. Hot Dogs in the Park starts up at noon, with events running throughout the day leading up to the Boat Parade at 8:30 p.m. and a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Walker said he expects a large turnout for the events this weekend, and each year they get positive feedback from attendees.

“We get rave reviews,” he said. “We do have people from far and wide who regularly come, and it’s a weekend where people who grew up around the beach [have] the opportunity to come back.”

Events conclude Sunday with a pancake and sausage breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the slow-pitch and volleyball tournaments concluding. The Children’s Carnival starts at 1 p.m., the final event of the busy weekend for the resort village.

 

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 7:44 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 to correct a typo.

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