7:30 a.m., Aug. 11)
homecrafts and twisted metal highlight opening day at
the Navan Fair
By Fred Sherwin
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.
Navan Fair opened on Thursday and will run
the next three days. Fred Sherwin/Photo
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
but by no means least, 80s rockers Honeymoon Suite is
the headline act for tonight's grandstand show.
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.
more information including a complete schedule of this
year's Fair visit www.navanfair.com.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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