31 Aug 16

August 31, 2016

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Round and round it goes

From left: Jake Guy, Darren Guy, Aiden LeClair, Andrea LeCair and Emilie LeClair hold on tight as they share a happy ride on the Chesterville Fair carousel on Sun., Aug. 28. Sawyer Helmer photo

Chesterville celebrates 85 years at the Fair

Carolyn Thompson Goddard

Record Contributor

CHESTERVILLE – For 85 years, the Chesterville Fair has provided area residents with an opportunity to celebrate a rural lifestyle. The 2016 edition of the Fair, Aug. 26-28, was no exception with activities for people of all ages to experience and enjoy.

In addition to the exciting Gable Brothers Midway, there were sport tournaments, horse shows, a dunk tank and vendors selling their wares or providing information in the arena. Of course, the crowd-pleasing Demolition Derby, and the truck and tractor pulls returned to thrill fairgoers. Friday and Saturday night the traditional Fair dances provided entertainment for older folks with Great Scott and the Riq Turner Band. Throughout the day, the Children’s Tent was busy with activities of all sorts and the magical abilities of Dr. Kaboom.

The Homecraft division once again demonstrated the creative abilities of local residents with the grain and hay competition adding to the agricultural ambience of the Fair. Grand Champion was Ayrporte Farms, while Chris Johnson picked up Reserve Grand Champion Honours.

Congratulations to the Fair Board who worked silently behind the scenes for many months ensuring that our Fair continues to be a source of entertainment for people near and far.