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(Posted 7:30 a.m., Aug. 11)
Bovines, homecrafts and twisted metal highlight opening day at the Navan Fair

By Fred Sherwin
OrléansOnline.ca

The Navan Fair opened on Thursday and will run the next three days. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Navan Fair is off and running and hopes are high for a relatively rain-free weekend as organizers prepare to welcome thousands of visitors to this year's event.

The opening day on Thurday was highlighted by judging in three different cattle divisions, the homecrafts competition, the the demoltion derby, and a grandstand show by the Ottawa band Medicinal Soul.

The cattle judging in the Jersey Dairy Cattle division and the Ayrshire and Holstein Cattle division was done in the Navan Arena, as was the judging in the Heavy Horse Line competition. The best in each class can be seen in the barns directly behind the arena.

The Homecraft entries can be seen in the blue Agriculture Building. John Peddie took top honours in the Floriculture competition with wins for Best Rose and Best Floral Arrangement. Victoria Coté da Silva received the most points in the Homecracft competition with wins in the Scrapbooking, Colour Photography, Black & White Photography, and Painting categories.

And Coté da Silva was also crowned this years Navan Fair Baking Queen for receiving the most points in the Culinary Arts competition. Dominique Dechamps came in second and was named Baking Princess.

The opening night of the Demolition Derby was dominated by Sarsfield's David Gravelle who rolled through the first two heats in the four-cylinder division. The big cars will take to the derbiy arena tonight.

The small cars were bumping and crashing during the first of two nights of competition in the demolition derby at the Navan Fair on Thursday. Photo by Chantal G. Desilets

Other highlights on the second day of the Fair on Friday include the pay-one-price midway during which visitors can purchase a wristband for $30 and enjoy unlimited rides. The President's Choice Superdogs will be doing three shows at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Comedy stunt ventriloquist Tim Holland will be performing two shows in the Navan Curling Club at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. And the Heavy Horses will take over the Navan Arena at 6:30 p.m. for judging in the Harness Class.

Last, but by no means least, 80s rockers Honeymoon Suite is the headline act for tonight's grandstand show.

Admission to the Fairgrounds is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, and $3 for children (4-12 years). There is an extra $10 cover charge for the Grandstand Show.

For more information including a complete schedule of this year's Fair visit www.navanfair.com.

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

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