The 63rd Fall Fair brings in nearly 10,000 participants

The 63rd North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo started on Friday afternoon with the rodeo slack

A young parade participant proudly shows off the second place ribbon won by the Little Britches float.

A young parade participant proudly shows off the second place ribbon won by the Little Britches float.

The 63rd North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo was a great success, with just under 10,000 people attending over the course of the weekend.  The fun started on Friday afternoon with the sheep weigh-in, the rodeo slack, and the Friday Night Big Bingo.

On Saturday was the big parade, with over 30 entries, and, after being judged, the Exhibit Hall was opened to the public.

The weather was somewhat cool on Saturday and Sunday, but warmed up quite nicely by Monday.  The cooler weather didn’t seem to bother those attending, as there were large crowds in attendance both Saturday and Sunday.  While Monday’s crowd seemed smaller around the many vendors and booths, the stands around the arena were still packed and it was hard for latecomers to find a seat.

The 50/50 draws have all been claimed, so if you’ve been holding onto your tickets in high hopes… sorry, maybe next year.