‘Bulls, boots, and broncs’ is the theme of the 2012 Labour Day weekend North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo (NTFFR) in Barriere, and the whole event promises to be action packed with entertainment for the whole family.
In fact this year’s event has so many things going on it has spilled over onto the previous Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, Aug. 30, the NTFFR Ambassador (previously Fall Fair Queen) will be named, 7 p.m. at the Ridge. Friday will see the NTFFR rodeo slack go-a-rounds in the afternoon/evening, a bingo also will held on the grounds, and a few other events to keep visitors entertained.
The first official day (Saturday) of the fair will have the addition of a Family Dance with the Gordie West Band to be held in the Ridge gymnasium (within walking distance of the fairgrounds) at 7 p.m., with the annual Cowboy Cabaret Dance running from 8 p.m. to a.m. in the fall fair hall.
Lawn mower races will be back for a second year after 2011’s great success with this new event that was held in the rodeo arena. We hear area drivers are already getting their machines polished up for competition and encourage others to join in as well.
Three day pass holders for the fair will be issued a bracelet for a pass this year; easy to wear, and shower friendly.
The new theme is now printed on top quality Haines black T-shirts and available for purchase. Anyone who would like to purchase a shirt ahead of the rush can contact the Star/Journal 250-672-5611, or call Jill at 250-672-0055.
The Fall Fair catalogue can be picked up at local newsstands, the Star/Journal office, or find it on the NTFFR website at www.fallfair-rodeo.com You’ll find all the categories offered for competition during the fair; from livestock to home canning. You’ll also find the rules for the mechanical scarecrow contest, entry information for the Fall Fair parade, children’s parade, and BCRA Rodeo.
The next NTFFR meeting will be Wednesday, May 16, 6 p.m., at the fall fair hall. This is a potluck; meat is supplied, bring a salad or dessert.