The 3rd Annual Rutabaga Bowl was the place to be in Crossfield on Saturday.

Multiple contestants tried their best to knock down pins with rutabagas and for most, it was a lot harder than it seemed.

Cheryl Shea, the Crossfield Farmers Market Manager explained the Rutabaga Bowl was a main attraction during the Crossfield Food Fest.

"Mayor Kim Harris opened up the games with the initial bowl, then 13 kids all tried their hand at bowling before we had the adults Rutabaga Bowl."

For the adult bowl, first place was Kirk Tritscher of Airdrie, second place was David Lowther of Crossfield and third place was Stephanie Hope of Crossfield.

"Nobody actually expects to hit the pin and it's always a really nice surprise if they do. And it's generally people that absolutely did not think that they could hit it."

AirdriePhoto of some contestants waiting their turn. Photo provided by Cheryl Shea.

Also at the Rutabaga Bowl, they always award somebody the worst bowler, the winner this year was a familiar face.

"Colin Slater from Crossfield has now won it two years in a row."

Once bowling was over, around 50 pounds of rutabags were donated to Whispering Wind Farms Kunekune pigs.

The Rutabaga Bowl takes place during the February Food Fest which saw 90 food and beverage vendors.

"For people saying that the economy might be a little bit slower, they sure [d] upport local businesses. There were bags and bags of food and drinks leaving."

The Rutabaga Bowl will be back next year as it has become an annual event.

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