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(Posted 8:30 a.m., Aug. 9)
Navan Fair blessed with perfect weather, large crowds
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The giant ferris wheel lights up the night sky above the Navan Fair on Friday. The Fair continues today with the parade at 10:45 a.m. and Colin James under the Domes at 9 p.m. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Navan Fair enjoyed another day under perfect skies on Friday as thousands of people passed through the turnstiles to take advantage of the pay-one-price midway special and enjoy all the fair has to offer including the ever popular demolition derby.

Smash up derby lovers weren't disappointed as the dozen or so entrants did their best to turn each others' cars into scrap metal and become the last vehicle running to take the first place prize money.

But as popular as the derby was, it paled in comparison to the midway rides which enjoyed huge line-ups throughout the day and especially in the evening when attendance was at its highest.

Anyone who wasn't standing in line for the midway rides was standing in line to get into the Domes where country artist Jason Blaine performed well into the night.

Earlier in the day hundeds of fairgoers filled the Navan Arena to take in the heavy horse show and kids of all ages flocked to the Kids Zone where they enjoyed Doctor D, Science Xperience; the Smile Factory, and face painting.

On Thursday, judges released the results of the Navan Fair baking contest, the homecraft competition and the floriculture competition. First time entrant Bridgit Mahoney was crowned this year's Baking Queen for amassing the most points in the baking contest. Previous winner Domique Deschamps was crowned this year's Baking Princess as the runner up.

Nathalie Jenkerson received the most points in the homecraft competition after finishing in first place in the theme and scrapbooking categories; and John Peddie won the floriculture competition, beating out past perennial champions Kelly Sirvin and Guylaine Lemieux. Peddie took home first place honours in both the floral arrangeent and dahlia divisions.

Saturday's lineup at the Fair kicks off with the annual Navan Fair parade at 10:45 a.m. The midway, beverage garden, food concession s and inside exhibits all open at 11 a.m. The Heavy Horse Harness Hitch gets underway at noon followed by the truck and tractor pull at 12:30 p.m.

Blues artist Colin James headlines the grandstand show under the Domes at 9 p.m.

Attendance should be high once again as the weatherman is predicting clear skies with a high of 27-degrees. Sunday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 29-degrees.

For more information about the Fair visit www.navanfair.ca.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

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