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(Posted 9:30 a.m., Aug. 15)
2018 edition of the Navan Fair blessed with perfect weather
By Fred Sherwin
OrleansOnline.ca

Dolly Parton jumps for a frisbee as her handler Danielle looks on during the SuperDogs Wild, Wild Woof Show at the Navan Fair this past weekend. Fred Sherwin/Photo

For the first time in recent memory, this year’s Navan Fair was blessed with perfect weather. Not a drop of rain fell during the four day event, which wrapped on Sunday, resulting in near record crowds.

When asked about this year’s Fair, communications director Tracey Hayes could hardly contain her excitement.

“It’s been absolutely fabulous. The weather’s been perfect. Everyone has a smile on their face. You can’t ask for better than this,” Hayes said while grinning from ear to ear.

The numbers spell out the success. More than 26,000 people passed through the Navan Fair gates during the four day event, which is the largest crowd in nearly 10 years.

By far the highest attendanc was on Friday, traditionally the busiest day for the Fair thanks in large part to the pay-one-price midway special and the feature demolition derby event.

Saturday was also extremely busy with large crowds taking in the President’s Choice SuperDog Wild, Wild Woof Show, the Little Ray’s Reptile demonstration and the tractor pull. And in the evening, there was a packed house for Canadian country artist and Juno nominee Chad Brownlee.

But the Navan Fair is more than just midway rides, talented canines and country music.

A pair of young fairgoers have a hair-raising experience on the midway at thuis year's Navan Fair, Fred Sherwin/Photo

At the heart of the Fair is the animal judging and the various Homecraft competitions in floriculture, the culinary arts, quilting, photography, and growing crops.

This year’s winner in the Floriculture competition was repeat champion John Peddie, while Kelly Sirvin was a close second. Peddie had the most overall points, but Sirvin won Best of Show for her roses and floral arrangement.

Valerie Clingen won the overall Homecraft title with first place ribbons in scrapbooking, painting, and miscellaneous hobby craft.

This year’s Baking Queen was Joanne Girard, while Dominque Deschamps was named Baking Princess for the second year in a row. Both women had a place of honour in the Navan Fair parade along with this year’s Navan Fair Ambassador Mackenzie Burns.

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

 

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