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(Posted 10:30 a.m., Aug. 11)
Activities and events in full swing as Navan Fair heads into Day 3
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Navan Fair Ambassador Bryanna Melenhorst waves to the crowd during this morning's parade. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The weatherman is calling for overcast skies and a potential thunder shower, which may continue to dampen the attendence at this year's Navan Fair as the four day event begins to wind down.

On Friday, the threat of rain kept many people away from the Navan fairgrounds despite the allure of the Pay-One-Price midway special. Those who did show up enjoyed the demolition derby in a mud-filled arena or ventured indoors to see the heavy horse harness competition in the arena.

The rain held off long enough for Canadian blues artist David Wilcox to take the stage although a few drops started to fall during his set.

On Thursday night, 20-year-old Bryanna Melenhorst was crowned Navan Fair Ambassador and Kristyn Girard was named this year's Baking Queen, having claimed the most red ribbons in the culinary arts competition.

This other winners include Dora Smits who won the Homecraft competition for what seems like the umpteenth time. The award for top new exhibitor went to Rose Leblanc.

Guylaine Lemieux earned the most points in the Floriculture competition capturing first place honours for best rose, gladiola and flower arrangement, and Julie Charlebois came in second place with a win in best dahlia.

Today's lineup starts off with the annual Navan Fair parade at 11 a.m., followed by the heavy horse competition in the Navan Arena. The demolition derby makes way for the tractor and truck pull at 12:30 p.m. The Colonial Veterinary Hospital Pet Parade gets underway at 3 p.m., while horse lovers will no doubt want to head to the arena at 6 p.m. to see the light and heavy horse harness competition. Last, but not least, the John Seay Orchestra will take the stage at 9 p.m. followed by Kim Mitchell at 10:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's highlights include the Navan talent show at 10:30 a.m., the heavy horse pull at 11 a.m., and the bed race at 11:30 a.m.

Admission 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 visit www.navanfair.com.

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

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