2 p.m., Aug. 12)
Attendance figures up as Navan Fair benefits from near
This year's Navan Fair featured the tractor
pull competition, heavy horse pull, cattle
show, live music and an expanded Kidz Zone.
of this year's Navan Fair were all smiles Sunday afternoon
as a fourth straight day of sunny weather saw huge crowds
attend the annual event buoyed by an appearance by country
music star Jason McCoy.
a far cry from last year's fair which suffered from four
straight days of rain.
year's theme was "Stir Up Some Fun" which is
just what the thousands of visitors did, whether it was
watching the demolition derby, taking in the livestock
shows or poking around the new and expanded Kidz Zone.
Fair board president Wendy Chretien said they couldn't
have asked for better weather, or better crowds
feedback has been excellent," said Chretien. "The
education barn was excellent. Curling club with Ray's
Reptiles and the Kidz Zone was fantastic. It's been a
year's musical lineup which included former Foreigner
frontman Lou Gramm, Doc Walker and the aforementioned
Jason McCoy, also helped attract the crowds especially
most people came to see horses, demolition derby cars,
tractors and the midway, the homecraft and floriculture
building was also a popular destination. This year's Baking
Queen was Kristyn Girard while Kelly Sirvin won the floriculture
competition and Dora Smits earned the highest overall
points in the homecraft category.
year's Navan Fair Ambassador was Katie Hodges who will
represent the Cumberland Township Agricultural Society
at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies annual
convention in Toronto next February.
now the fair board plans to take a few weeks off before
starting the process of planning for next year's event.
think we're going to take a breather for a week or so
first, and then we'll hit the ground running," said
Chretien, exhibiting the enthusiasm that has made the
Navan Fair so successful over the years.
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