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.


Just Posted

Red Deer-based Home of Hope to host ‘Heroes’ Charity Gala

International charity has missions in several African nations

Rimbey RCMP on scene of serious collision

A portion of Highway 53 west of Rimbey is down to one lane while crews investigate

WATCH: 2010 Olympic architect John Furlong inspires Red Deerians at Chamber event

Furlong suggests Red Deer should get involved with Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid

Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include stolen vehicles, break and enters and drug charges

RCMP continue their focus on repeat offenders as part of the Pinpoint crime reduction strategy

Red Deer RCMP investigate armed convenience store robbery

Suspect fled on foot with undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes

U.S. congressman issues dire warning to Canada’s NAFTA team: time is running out

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to resume talks with the U.S.

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon.

Wetaskiwin RCMP looking for missing youth

Police say 12-year-old Treston Minde left his residence on his bike Sept. 17 and hasn’t returned home

North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina.

North and South Korea say they plan to bid for 2032 Olympics

Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements including a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

The World Anti-Doping Agency is due to vote Thursday Sept. 20, 2018, on possible reinstatement of Russia.

Ontario wins stay on ruling that struck down council-cutting plan

The province had argued the stay was necessary to eliminate uncertainty surrounding the Oct. 22 vote, and the Court of Appeal agreed.

B.C. cannabis producer Tilray hits at $20-billion high as stock price explodes

This is the first export of a cannabis product from a Canadian company to the U.S.

‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

The characters are best friends and have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation”

Most Read