Fall Fair prepares 4-H kids for Provincial Winter Fair

Olin Coates competed at the recent North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere

Clearwater resident Olin Coates shows his lamb in the Agriplex during the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere. He plans to compete again at the same venue during the upcoming Provincial Winter Fair.

Clearwater resident Olin Coates shows his lamb in the Agriplex during the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere. He plans to compete again at the same venue during the upcoming Provincial Winter Fair.

Olin Coates

The Labor Day weekend I went to the Fall Fair for 4-H.

This was my first year in 4-H. I learned how to show my lamb in the ring. To do well, you should look at the judge and have your lamb between you and the judge.

In one class, they dressed up the lambs in costumes. The winner was a dinosaur guy.

My favourite thing about the Fall Fair was the rodeo. The bull riding was really exciting. There was a goofy guy in a barrel. He was funny.

 

Editor’s Note: Olin Coates, a Grade 4 student at Raft River Elementary School in Clearwater, competed at the recent North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere. He plans to take part in the upcoming Provincial Winter Fair at the Agriplex in Barriere as well. Here he writes about his experiences at the Fall Fair: