Families headed to the Strathmore Ag Grounds to part in the Father's Day Beer and BBQ event this past weekend.

Kim Bodeux, event manager for the Strathmore & District Agriculture Society says the initiative was a massive success.

"This is our third time doing it. We had four local breweries come in and serve and do taste testers of their beer. We had a couple food trucks down there serving up their delicious BBQ food."

For the third year in a row, they brought back the pie eating contest.

"There was our annual pie eating tournament as well as our pie eating contests. So, there was a lot going on for both adults and kids. We sectioned off the dad's competition and then the kid's competition and all the pies were donated by four sisters," Bodeux said. 

With the rain and wind coming down over the weekend Bodeux told us it was important the event went ahead rain or shine.

"There's not a lot going on in town for dads. So, to be able to host this event is just a really good way to get people down on the grounds and get together as a family and enjoy some local breweries and some food."

The weather was cold but that didn't stop the turnout. 

"We still had a really good turnout. It was nice to see some people still coming down. We did kind of shift where we were so a lot of people moved indoors," Bodeux said.

The Strathmore & District Agriculture Society plan to host the event again next year.