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Dundalk Fall Fair takes over the Arena and Fair Grounds


Dundalk Fall Fair takes over the Arena and Fair Grounds

 

Above, after a busy day at the Dundalk Fall Fair, 8 year old Logan was taking some time to relax with his brother's calf, Josie September 8.

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF

With a theme of Sew It, Grow It, Show It, the Dundalk Fall Fair delivered all kinds of fun September 7 to 9 at the Dundalk Arena and Fairgrounds. The event kicked off Friday evening with the Fall Fair Ambassador competition where Rebecca Henderson and Chloe Watson were crowned Senior and Junior Ambassador respectively.

South Grey News caught up with Henderson and Watson Saturday and chatted with them about their newly-acquired roles.

Henderson said she enjoys spending the weekend at the Fair and seeing everyone who comes out to take part in the festivities. "We're here all weekend, we're here for the calf show, the demolition derby," she said, adding that she's looking forward to representing the community of Dundalk and the Agricultural Society when she heads to compete in provincial competition at the CNE. "I can also decide if I want to compete at Miss Midwest and go to the Royal Winter Fair as well," she said.

For Watson, this was her third year entering the competition for the title of Junior Ambassador. She too said she enjoys seeing everyone who comes to the fair. "I'll be travelling to other fairs to bring greetings from Dundalk and I'll be going to some of our District 10 meetings to hopefully make friends with all the other ambassadors in our district," she said.

Activity continued Saturday and included square dance, step dance, clogging and fiddle competitions, truck and tractor pulls, a dog show and livestock shows, axe throwing and children's activities. A saddle horse show and harness horse racing was also held Saturday.

Sunday included a community church service in the morning, followed by lawn tractor races, a demolition derby and an antique and classic car show.

Throughout the weekend, crafts and homemade goodies, quilts, sewing and photography were on display on the arena floor.

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R & R Pet Paradise owner Angela Ewtushik watches as Vector, a 5 year old Border Collie, takes to the air to catch a frisbee and entertain the crowds at the Dundalk Fall Fair September 8.

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Greg Stephens competes in the Antique Tractor Pull event at the 2018 Dundalk Fall Fair held September 7 to 9 at the Dundalk Arena and Fair Grounds. 

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Peddaling with all her might, 10 year old Maggie pulls a weighted down trailer as she competes in the kids' tractor pull event September 8.

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Eleven year old Finton donned his armour and was fighting a member of the Company of Egr Grey Guard in medieval combat. 

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Dundalk District Fair Senior Ambassador Rebecca Henderson (left) and Junior Ambassador Chloe Watson. 

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Friends, 4 year old Scarlett from Markdale (left) and Madison from Dundalk had big smiles as they met with Paw Patrol's Marshall (left) and Chase. 

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It was the first time Hailey Hopkins from Port Law had tried axe throwing but she was looking like a natural, repeatedly hitting the target.

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Maxwell, age 11, (in red) and Gillivray, age 8, were trying to knock each other down with inflatable fighting sticks.

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There was plenty of entertainment on stage in the Dundalk Arena. 

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The Dundalk Agricultural Society's food booth was a busy place for hungry fairgoers

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The arena was full of winning local produce and crafts as well as a variety of vendors.

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There was no shortage of farm machinery to look at, some larger than the rest.

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The Dundalk Fire Department was in attendance teaching children how to stay safe in the event of a fire with their inflatable fire safety house.

Editor's Note: The original article stated that this was Chloe Watson's third year as Junior Ambassador when in fact it was her third year running. The information has been corrected above. 


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