What has become a summer tradition in Okotoks is set to take the local stage this weekend.

Buskersfest returns for the fourth straight year, showcasing various kinds of local talent.

Community Events Coordinator Mark Doherty says the event just keeps getting better and better.

"It's an opportunity for individuals in the Foothills or surrounding communities just to show off their talents," he says. "Last year we had 28 different performing acts right down from magicians to jugglers to singers."

Doherty says the performers get a nice shot in arm during the festival and have an opportunity to perform again for the town later in the summer.

A group of performers from the 2014 Buskersfest

"The average busker (made) 150 bucks from appreciative fans," he says. "Over so much the money is the opportunity to come back and perform for a large crowd at one of our major events, so that will be Taste of Okotoks and Chili Fest."

Doherty says the event will take place in Olde Towne Okotoks, and there will be some streets closed off for the duration of the event.

"The event actually runs from 10 till 3, but the Buskers start performing around noon hour and they'll go till 3 p.m., they take their own breaks" he says. "Anywhere throughout Olde Towne, the streets are closed from Centre Street down to Lineham."

The winners of Buskersfest also receive a cash prize, $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd.

There is no cost to register. Registration for all buskers and street performers starts at 11 a.m. at the Downtown Plaza, across from the Canada Post Office.

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