Trinity Con­cep­tion Fall Fair set for this week­end

The Compass - - ORTHTE - BY BILL BOW­MAN

The 53rd An­nual Trinity Con­cep­tion Agri­cul­ture and Home­crafts Fall Fair gets un­der­way this Thurs­day, Sept. 29 and runs un­til Sun­day, Oct. 2.

While there are other agri­foods and home­crafts exhibitions held in other parts of the prov­ince, com­mit­tee chair­woman Dales Coombs pointed out that, "we are the only one which also hosts the Miss New­found­land and Labrador Pageant." The Trinity Con­cep­tion Fair has been spon­sor­ing that event since 1959.

Coombs said they are ex­pect­ing ap­prox­i­mately 70 lo­cal home crafters and ar­ti­sans to ex­hibit their works this year, which will in­clude every­thing from home grown veg­eta­bles to home­made jew­ellery and stone work.

Judges will be on hand to re­view the en­tries and prizes will go to the best in show in var­i­ous cat­e­gories.

She said the New­found­land Fed­er­a­tion of Agri­cul­ture will be bring­ing in some "new in­ter­ac­tive games," for the kids this year.

Men­tion­ing the spell­ing bee, sched­uled for Satur­day, Coombs noted, "this will be the third year for that event."

As part of this year's en­ter­tain­ment, Danny Wil­liams - not the former premier, but a young Car­bon­ear man of the same name - will be at the fair with his bal­loon art, face paint­ing and air brush tat­toos, "which are al­ways pop­u­lar with teens," ac­cord­ing to the fair com­mit­tee spokes­woman.

School tours have be­come a pop­u­lar fea­ture of the fair in re­cent years. The chair­woman said stu­dents from pri­mary and ele­men­tary schools through­out the Trinity Con­cep­tion re­gion will be at the sta­dium Thurs­day, Sept. 29 and Fri­day, Sept. 30 to take in the pet­ting farm, baby chicks and other at­trac­tions for the chil­dren.

Miss Teen Trinity Con­cep­tion will be crowned Fri­day night Sept. 30.

The Miss New­found­land and Labrador Pageant will be­gin Satur­day night, with the crown­ing sched­uled for the clos­ing night of the fair, Sun­day, Oct. 2.

Coombs said there will be a "gi­ant pa­rade" through Har­bour Grace Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The an­nual Blue­berry Har­vest Run will take place Sun­day morn­ing, with the baby and prince and princess pageants sched­uled for Sun­day af­ter­noon.

While the events and ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue in­side the sta­dium the pop­u­lar Thomas Amuse­ments will be set up out­side for the du­ra­tion of the fair.

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