- Vermilion Voice
Clandonald Country Fair
The Clandonald Ag Society held their 40th annual country fair on August 12 titled 'Let's Celebrate' under sunny skies and warm weather.
The day kicked off with a pancake breakfast that included bacon, sausage, and eggs.
Webb's Machinery Scott Webb and Webb's Ford Mike Webb were in attendance flipping pancakes.
"We come to the Clandonald Fair every year. I have been coming off and on for years," said Mike Webb.
The parade started at 11:30 a.m. and continued for approximately 30 minutes as parade-goers watched on and children scrambled for goodies that were tossed from the passing floats.
Cara Vantighem and her son Alban were in attendance and commented that "Parades are our thing this year, we have been to a lot including this one, Myrnam, Vermilion and one in Virden, Manitoba."
Once the parade was finished, the crowd dispersed to continue enjoying the fair activities.
Two person band 'The Prairie Dogs, ' entertained the crowd with upbeat country music, while attendees had the opportunity to participate in various activities. Activities throughout the day included a 25-second timed watermelon eating contest, bingo, face painting, tractor pedal pushers, Clandonald's amazing race scavenger hunt, children's races and laser tag. New to the fair this year was mutton busting/pig contest.
Phillip Richards and his son John both had their face painted; with Phillip having a watermelon slice on his cheek, while John had his face painted as a Cheetah.
"We live in Vermilion now, but try to come back home for the Clandonald fair every year," said Phillip Richards.
A concession booth was available all day, as well the exhibit hall.
This year's entertainment also included Magician and Illusionist Sean Watson who has won great acclaim with performances at such casinos as the Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, as well as state fairs, corporate events, and product launches.
Watson works his audience, and involves them in on-stage and close-up entertainment that elicits a wonderful combination of amazement and laughter.
Photos Lorna Hamilton