9:30 a.m., Aug. 15)
edition of the Navan Fair blessed with perfect weather
By Fred Sherwin
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.
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.
asked about this year’s Fair, communications director
Tracey Hayes could hardly contain her excitement.
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
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.
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
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.
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
the heart of the Fair is the animal judging and the various
Homecraft competitions in floriculture, the culinary arts,
quilting, photography, and growing crops.
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.
Clingen won the overall Homecraft title with first place
ribbons in scrapbooking, painting, and miscellaneous hobby
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
was made possible thanks to the generous support of our
local business partners.)