It’s time to start gathering and arranging everything needed to decorate your entry for the Fall Fair Parades, whether it is the main parade on Saturday, Aug. 30, or the family parade on Monday, Sept. 1.
This year will be the 65th anniversary of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, and organizers say they are putting out the challenge to have at least 65 entries in this years Saturday parade!
Start planning your entry now. What will you pick for your float theme? Will it be a barnyard, scarecrows, a heritage theme or something funny that will make everyone laugh? What kind of costumes (if any) will you dress up in? Cowboys and cowgirls, or straw hats, coveralls and britches? How about old fashioned top hats and long dresses, or maybe prospector outfits complete with a mule or two?
The main parade has prizes for the Best Float (commercial, club, and group), Decorated Cars (commercial, group/club, and individual), Antique Cars, Best Costume – Walking (group, individual and comic), Best Horse and Rider (authentic, comic, group), and Best Horse Under Harness. Top prize for the Best Overall Float comes with a cheque for $400 generously sponsored by Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. Second prize receives $250, and third prize $150.
The family parade has prizes for Decorated Tricycle, Decorated Bicycle (pair, group and individual), Motorized Unit (which includes scooters!), Decorated Wagon, Decorated Stroller, Best Dressed Cowboy, Best Dressed Cowgirl, Best Dressed Super Hero, Best Costumes (general), Costumed Child and Pet (pair, group and individual), Costumed Child on Horse (pair, group and individual), and Best Group on Float.
Find entry information, muster times, and contact info by picking up a North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo entry catalogue at local newsstands, businesses and the Star/Journal office, or by going to: www.fallfair-rodeo.com and clicking on ‘2014 Fall Fair & Rodeo Catalogue’.