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Fair Fun

Thousands of people gathered at the Vermilion Agricultural Grounds for the 112th Annual Vermilion Fair, experiencing oodles of fun activities from July 26 – 28. The parade on July 26, included dignitaries, and a colourful array of floats; this year’s theme was, ‘Sew it, Grow it, Show it!’ With so many visitors and volunteers in town, pancake breakfasts kept everyone eager in the mornings including ones at the Vermilion Legion, Vermilion Chrysler, and Fountain Tire. As people made their way over to the grounds, children’s eyes lit up with excitement as Old Macdonald’s Barn was full of furry critters to hold, and the midway was full of rides, and so many events to attend. Always a hit, the tractor pulls drew some excitement with four women entering this year, and the grandstand shows were full of fabulous music. Agriventure was new this year with lots of learning opportunities and visual displays. The tradeshow and exhibit halls continued to be popular as well as the large variety of agricultural venues. Cattle, horse, poultry, and sheep shows were all enjoyed. There was a large number of farming equipment on display for people to eye. Chuckwagon and Chariot races kept the crowds excited and cheering. The Cowboy Mounted Shooters event was a wild show for those who haven’t seen it before. On July 28, the evening closed with a beautiful display of fireworks, and overall everyone was thrilled to have been a part of the 112th Vermilion Fair.

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