Hometown Fair and Parade ready to entertain
The Hometown Fair and Parade will be kicked off right this year.
© Submitted photo.
Darren R. Dean of West Coast Lumberjacks makes a mess of a log during his show at the Hometown Fair. The West Coast Lumberjacks will be performing full shows, including tree climbing and log rolling during the three day fair.
Last year the parade portion of the historic fair and parade was cancelled due to poor weather, but this year it will be will back. Tricia Mayor, event coordinator for the fair and parade said the fair is always fabulous.
"It's a great time," Mayor told the Times-Herald. " Two years ago we had over 90 entries, and it was a couple hours of free family entertainment down Main Street. We would really like to see everyone come out and check out all of that again this year."
The parade will begin on Saskatchewan Street on June 19 at 7 p.m. and will take approximately two hours to get to Manitoba Street where it will end. Those interested in submitting parade entries have until June 12 to deliver their applications at the exhibition office or they can download the application form at www.moosejawex.ca.
This year's three day fair kicks off on June 20 at 3 p.m. and will open on June 21 and 22 at noon. The fair will have many thrilling rides, exciting acts and evening entertainment, said Mayor.
"We are really trying to focus on both the children's element, as well as adult entertainment," she said.
Back by popular demand will be Bill Bentley a hypnotist who used to be a regular at the fair for many years.
"We had quite a few people come and talk to us about it last year," she said. "So we thought if that's what the people want then we will bring him back.
Headlining the Friday evening show will be Saskatchewan Country Music Award Female Vocalist of the Year Jess Moskaluke.
The kids can expect lots of fun and hijinks with Safari Jeff, who will be doing a reptile show for all three days of the fair. Also the Diamond Disc Dogs will be performing Friday to Sunday.
"What we want to provide is great family entertainment for the weekend," said Mayor. "One thing that we have heard from the public is that they feel that it's a great, safe, clean environment."
For more details and information on the fair and parade visit www.moosejawex.ca.
Nathan Frank can be reached at 306-691-1263.