Centennial committee hosts fall fair

  • Sep. 18, 2013 4:32 p.m.

This weekend at the Sunnybrook Farm adults and children are invited to take part in an Old Fashion Fall Fair.

Leslee Burton, Centennial events committee chair person, said the event is designed to be a Centennial celebration that appeals to all ages.

“There will be activities introducing young people to the kinds of fall fair atmosphere and sights and sounds that might have been present in the 50s when we hosted fairs by the arena,” said Burton.

She said there will also be things for the older crowd that will be reminiscent of what they recalled during fairs in their younger years.

“We will have a pumpkin contest, a scarecrow competition and a penny carnival along with milk-can train rides.”

Along with the activities to take part in there will be entertainment including musicians on stage as well as roving musicians playing various genres of music.

Burton also said people will be able to take part in ice cream making the old-fashioned way.

“Quite often these old-fashion fairs would have their exhibits or displays so we are inviting the public to bring their own items.”

Items that could be included for the displays and exhibits may consist of plants, flowers or greens. Burton said people may wish to bring their best-dressed vegetable or a bouquet of flowers they are proud of. “The exhibits and displays will be as grand as the number of people that bring things in.”

If people want to bring items for display or supplies for the scarecrow competition they must be present by 11:30 a.m. the day of the fair.

Sunnybrook Farm will also have pie and ice cream for sale. “There will be all kinds of sack races and three-legged races; just the kinds of things that people may have done for fun back when.”

The event is free to attend, with the only cost being to take part in the scarecrow competition.

“The scarecrow competition winner is by people’s choice for a cash prize.”

The cost to enter the scarecrow competition is $50 for businesses, $20 for non-profit organizations and $15 for families and individuals.

“We want to make this event as accessible to everyone as we can. We want to commemorate the history and display the connection with the rural roots in the City.”

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Sunnybrook Farm.

For more information visit www.reddeer2013.ca.