This year the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association will be opening their downtown Fall Fair office in the mall at Barriere AG Foods, between Armour Mountain Office Services and Styling By Stevens this Tuesday. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, and will continue every week until Aug. 30.
The office is a great place to get help filling out your entry forms, or to pick up a form or an entry catalogue. The volunteers will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Fall Fair categories you can enter, as well as answer inquiries regarding the fair and all of its events. You can drop off your completed forms and fees, or pick up tickets for the Fair, the Saturday night family dance at the Ridge, and Sunday night Cowboy Concert, or just stop in and say “hello”.
Tickets for the Saturday Cabaret Dance will be on sale at Barriere Country Feeds later this month.
For those who would like to offer the Association a little help with this major event, sign up as a volunteer. There are plenty of jobs to do, from sit down jobs to ones that need a little muscle. Volunteers are needed before the Fair, during the Fair, and after the Fair, so even signing up for a few hours will be a great help. “Many hands make light work.”
The office will also have information available about the free Fall Fair bus service, both on the number of trips they’ll make each day, as well as where the stops will be.
Once you’ve gotten all the information you need at the office, go next door to Armour Mountain Office Services and pick up your Fall Fair T-shirt – there are lots of sizes available, from kids sizes to adult 4XL. While you’re in the store, take a moment to check out the new Armour Mountain Art Gallery which is currently displaying art by local artists on the Fall Fair Theme of “Bulls, Boots and Broncs”.
The Gallery will also be holding a grand opening on August 16, from 4-7 p.m., with everyone welcome to attend.