8:30 a.m., Aug. 9)
Fair blessed with perfect weather, large crowds
By Fred Sherwin
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
artist Colin James headlines the grandstand show under
the Domes at 9 p.m.
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.
more information about the Fair visit www.navanfair.ca.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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