Bragg Creek days is back this Saturday July, 16.

The typically annual celebration is returning to it's full format after having to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic and having a modified version last year, something Bragg Creek Community Association Treasurer Dave Rupert says the community is looking forward to.

"We still had entertainment and a beer garden  within the restrictions that we had last year, you know the parade was missed. The kind of theme this year is getting back to business. I think people just want to get back to normality, and that's what we're trying to do this year."

The festivities kick off at 8:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast until 10:00 a.m. Then the parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Following the Parade is the pie eating contest that is becoming a fan favourite, according to Rupert.

"There's a kids and adults' category and the first 25 that sign up get to participate. Basically they tie their hands behind their back and they push their faces into a pie and they do the best they can to gobble it down."

Throughout the day there will be markets, family games, kids activities, beer gardens, a BBQ, and live music.

Rupert believes what makes the event what it is, is the support it gets from the community.

"I believe when you volunteer it gives you a sense of pride, a sense of ownership, and that's one of the things about living in a small town that is kind of different than the city, in Cochrane you've still got that small town feeling to a degree you know is that that's where we kind of meet your neighbours and at the end of the day when you're having a nice cold one and you're looking back on it and you say you know, that went pretty good. That's a pretty nice feeling."