Drive-Thru Fall Fair draws a crowd

The North Thompson Fall Fair (NTFF) celebrated its 71st annual event last weekend with Drive-Thru festivities at the Barriere fairgrounds.

NTFF members and volunteers had decorated the facility, where the gardens were in full bloom, with numerous displays and entertainment. About 75 vehicles showed up for the event, which included colourful maps that outlined the various stations around the fairgrounds.

Uncle Chris The Clown wowed the kids as he celebrated his 21st year as the fair’s official clown, while folks loudly tooted their horns for more at the Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show. Other exhibits along the route included horses in harness, goat agility, miniature horse performances and an outdoor exhibit hall display. Livestock and various other features were also arranged along the route for visitors to enjoy, take photos, or chat with exhibitors for a few minutes before driving on to the next display.

Live music was provided by Bill Fowler and Gordie West. The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassadors presented each vehicle with a gift bag sealed in plastic for them to take home. Social distancing was a top priority and it was respected by all throughout the day.

Organizers say they are now making plans for the 72nd North Thompson Fall Fair and BCRA Championship Finals Rodeo to be held on the Labour Day weekend in 2021.

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