FALL FAIR visitors came out in double the numbers of last year to enjoy the activities offered and see the exhibits to the delight of organizers.
“We were really pleased. We had great crowds,” said organizer Nancy Ross.
“We had lots of new kinds of events and people came out to them. There was lots of stuff to do during the day and lots of families so we were really happy for it all.”
The local 4-H was heavily involved and even held an animal fashion show among other events, she said.
With the Totem Saddle Club holding its horse shows during the weekend, visitors were able to enjoy that too, she added.
The only problem was the wind, which was too gusty on Sunday for the remote model airplane enthusiasts so they couldn’t fly their bigger planes, she said.
Quite a few people entered the contest to grow the biggest sunflower but not so many in the pumpkin competition.
“Maybe they thought with their pumpkins ‘mine won’t win.’ We could’ve had more entries,” she said, adding many people said they forgot to enter and they may need to be reminded of it early.
The zucchini races had many more entries this year, making it a huge success, said Ross.
As was the goat nugget drop, which was a little easier to hold than last year’s cow patty drop.
“The goats were tinier and there was only one,” said Ross.
“So it was a super easy event. A little crowd came out to watch it. People really like it, something about it really appeals to people.”
The ping pong ball drop only allowed one ball per child so there was no competing or any little children left behind, making it really oriented to the younger children, she said.
The number of entries in the hall exhibits looked to be about the same as last year, even with more categories, which was a bit of a surprise.
“I thought there would be way more. I think people have to get used to the fact that’s what you do is put your produce and flowers in.
“You never know. You don’t have to be the master gardener to win a prize,” said Ross.