10:30 a.m., Aug. 11)
Activities and events in full swing as Navan Fair heads
into Day 3
Fair Ambassador Bryanna Melenhorst waves to
the crowd during this morning's parade. Fred
weatherman is calling for overcast skies and a potential
thunder shower, which may continue to dampen the attendence
at this year's Navan Fair as the four day event begins
to wind down.
Friday, the threat of rain kept many people away from
the Navan fairgrounds despite the allure of the Pay-One-Price
midway special. Those who did show up enjoyed the demolition
derby in a mud-filled arena or ventured indoors to see
the heavy horse harness competition in the arena.
rain held off long enough for Canadian blues artist David
Wilcox to take the stage although a few drops started
to fall during his set.
Thursday night, 20-year-old Bryanna Melenhorst was crowned
Navan Fair Ambassador and Kristyn Girard was named this
year's Baking Queen, having claimed the most red ribbons
in the culinary arts competition.
other winners include Dora Smits who won the Homecraft
competition for what seems like the umpteenth time. The
award for top new exhibitor went to Rose Leblanc.
Lemieux earned the most points in the Floriculture competition
capturing first place honours for best rose, gladiola
and flower arrangement, and Julie Charlebois came in second
place with a win in best dahlia.
lineup starts off with the annual Navan Fair parade at
11 a.m., followed by the heavy horse competition in the
Navan Arena. The demolition derby makes way for the tractor
and truck pull at 12:30 p.m. The Colonial Veterinary Hospital
Pet Parade gets underway at 3 p.m., while horse lovers
will no doubt want to head to the arena at 6 p.m. to see
the light and heavy horse harness competition. Last, but
not least, the John Seay Orchestra will take the stage
at 9 p.m. followed by Kim Mitchell at 10:30 p.m.
highlights include the Navan talent show at 10:30 a.m.,
the heavy horse pull at 11 a.m., and the bed race at 11:30
to this year’s fair is $10 per day for visitors 13 and
over and $3 for children 4-12. A special $5 cover charge
will also be applied for the grandstand shows on Friday
and Saturday after 7 p.m. For a complete schedule of events
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