11 a.m., Aug. 9)
Navan Fair opens today with plenty to see and do
67th edition of the Navan Fair gets underway
today with a full line-up of activities for
the entire family. Fred Sherwin/Photo
67th edition of the Navan Fair kicks off today with many
of the attractions people have come to expect over the
years including the demolition derby, tractor pull, midway
rides, livestock shows, homecraft exhibits and a nightly
get underway today at
4 p.m., when the midway opens. The exhibit buildings open
an hour later at 5 p.m., while the mini-class demolition
derby starts at 7 p.m. and the official opening ceremonies
and the Navan Fair Ambassador competition take place a
half hour later in the Navan Arena.
opening night also features a grandstand performance by
the local power trio, The Art Vandelays.
On Friday, fairgoers can purchase a Pay-One-Price midway
bracelet for $20 which entitles them to unlimited rides
from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
schedule also includes action in the senior division of
the demolition derby at 7 p.m., the heavy horse hitch
at 6:30 p,m., and Canadian blues artist David Wilcox who
hits the stage at around 10 p.m.
line-up kicks off at 11 a.m. with the Navan Fair Parade.
Meanwhile, on the fairgfrounds, the demolition derby cars
will make way for the tractor pull event which gets underway
at 12:30 p.m.
3 p.m., the Colonial Vet Hospital Pet Parade will take
place under the domes, followed by the light and heavy
horse harness classes in the Navan Arena at 6:30 p.m.
At 9 p.m. The John Seay Orchestra and iconic rockers Kim
Mitchell take the stage for the evening Grandstand show.
the competition outside is sure to be hot and heavy, the
competition inside the Navan Memorial Arena where the
livestock shows are being held will be equally as intense
as will the competition in the homecraft events.
International Heavy Horse Show is also a must see event
with competition taking place in the various categories
over the course of the four day fair.
wind down on Sunday with the Heavy Horse Pull at 11 a.m.
and a baby show upstairs in the community hall at 11 a.m.
Back by popular demand this year is the bed race in which
costumed participants sprint down Colonial Road with their
imaginatively decorated beds. The event gets underway
at 11:30 a.m.
fair will be brought to a close with a grandstand show
featuring Silver Creek and Dallas Smith begininng at 3
to this year’s fair is $10 per day for visitors 13 and
over and $3 for children 4-12. A special $5 cover charge
will also be applied for the grandstand shows on Friday
and Saturday after 7 p.m. For a complete schedule of events
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