The pandemic forced community fairs to shut down for two years with the last of the fairs going in 2019 but they’re now back on track.
Killarney and Boissevain both have fairs on this weekend. Killarney’s fair started Friday night and continues with a full program on Saturday.
In Boissevain the fair schedule starts Saturday afternoon and runs through to Sunday evening.
Chris Walker is vice president of the local fair board. “Everyone is quite excited to be back again and we’ve got some changes and extended things for the kids. Hopefully that will help to attract a few more people and bring everyone out again.”
“On Saturday we have the show and shine and we have some more heavy horses coming and the municipality donated the Canada Day fireworks so there will be a fire works display Saturday night. The food grains bank will be holding a fund raising combine pull as well.”
On the livestock side some 4-H calves will be on the grounds and Walker says at least four of them will be sold. Sunday will also include the light horse show. “We don’t have a breed show but I’m sure we’ll have quite a few cattle in the barns.
The fair board in Boissevain couldn’t find a midway to bring to town because they were booked up solid. The Boissevain fair will offer up bouncy castles, face painting and in the curling arena younger kids can participate in games.
Saturday night will offer up a steak supper and a live band and Sunday morning the pancake breakfast will kick things off.
Boissevain Fair schedule:
2-5pm Show n Shine Car Show
2:00 pm Fun Kids Horse Show
2-7pm UCT concession open
2-5pm Face Painting
2:30pm Bingo in the Curling Rink – Service for Seniors
Cost: 3 to view $6, 6 to view $8, 9to view $10; Prizes to be determined. All ages welcome!
4-7pm Hobby Show open (skating rink)
4-7pm Display Building Open
5-7pm Steak Night- enjoy a BBQ steak ($15/ plate, not included with weekend pass)
5pm Heavy Horse Show
8:30pm The Mike Sacharko Band – Live ban in beer gardens
7:30-9:30 Free Pancake Breakfast
8:30 Light Horse and Pony Show begins
8:30-4pm Display Building Open
8:30-4:30 Hobby Show Open
9am Heavy Horse show begins
9am Miniature Horse show begins
10-11am Community Worship Service(bring a chair or blanket)
10-4 UCT Concession Open
11am 4-H Cattle Show
1-3pm Kids Carnival
1pm Combine Pull
1pm Cattle Show begins
2pm Rollin n Tumblin -Live band
4pm 4-H Calf Sale
5-7pm Anglican Church Supper (Curling Rink, no gate admission charged for supper)