Are you going to enter one of the Fall Fair Parades?

Start Getting Ready For The 2015 North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo

“Okay, this summer is officially flying by and it is August already.  Now it’s time to start thinking about your entry for the Fall Fair parade. The parade already has both Shriners groups returning this year, as well as some new groups,” says Parade Marshall Charlie Kibble, “ I would love to see some more local businesses involved this year –  it’s a great opportunity to get seen in the community.”

This year the theme of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo is “Goats”.  What will you pick for your float theme?

Start now putting together ideas and begin gathering and arranging everything needed to decorate your entry for one of the two Fall Fair Parades; whether it is the main parade on Saturday, Sept. 5, or the family parade on Monday, Sept. 7.

The main parade has prizes for the Best Float (commercial, club, and group), Decorated Cars (commercial, group/club, and individual), Antique Cars, Best Costume – Walking (group, individual and comic), Best Horse and Rider (authentic, comic, group), and Best Horse Under Harness.

The family parade has prizes for Decorated Tricycle, Decorated Bicycle (pair, group and individual), Motorized Unit (which includes scooters!), Decorated Wagon, Decorated Stroller, Best Dressed Cowboy, Best Dressed Cowgirl, Best Dressed Super Hero, Best Costumes (general), Costumed Child and Pet (pair, group and individual), Costumed Child on Horse (pair, group and individual), and Best Group on Float.

Keep these different categories in mind when deciding on what your entry in the parade will look like.  Compete with friends and neighbours for cash prizes or ribbons, and encourage everyone you know to participate or come out and watch.

The Parade Marshall is also looking for any volunteers that can help out on Saturday morning to muster the parade. It’s a fun morning and your help would be very much appreciated.

If you have any questions about the parade feel free to contact Charlie Kibble at: 250-682-6746 or or on Facebook.

For a complete list of categories, pick up your copy of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo catalog at area businesses, the Star/Journal, or at the Fall Fair office in the Barriere IDA mall. The Fair office will be open Wednesday through Saturday from Aug. 12 to Aug. 29.  Hours:  Wed. to Fri. 10 am – 4 pm; and Sat. 10 am – 1 pm.  You can also go to: where you will find the catalogue online.



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