Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair is back in action!

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MILDMAY – We’re back in action!

Jess Schmalz discussed the upcoming ambassador competition. “Join us for this year’s Mildmay-Carrick Fall Fair Ambassador Pageant on Friday, Sept. 9, featuring live, local talent that will have you singing and tapping your toes right along!”

Nine Mildmay-Carrick teens will vie for the honour of representing the fall fair as 2022 ambassador.

Schmalz went on to say, “There will be plenty of door prizes for all ages. Be sure to bring an item for the food bank to receive a ticket for a special draw to win Mildmay business dollars!

“Stick around after the crowning of our new ambassador to purchase a cold beverage and chicken wings cooked by the Mildmay firefighters.

“The doors open at 7 p.m. at the Mildmay Recreation Complex and the pageant begins at 8. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $15 for family.”

Theme of this year’s fair is – you guessed it – Back In Action!

The fun continues on Saturday, with a stress on the fair’s theme, “We’re Back! In Action” – hall displays, 4-H competitions and more. The Future Showman Class, followed by the Mildmay 4-H Invitational Beef Show starts at 10 a.m, with the Mildmay 4-H Dairy Club achievement show at 11 a.m.

The fall fair parade starts at noon, featuring floats and a parade of school children starting at the Sacred Heart School playground.

In the afternoon there’ll be face painting, Chuckles the Balloon Twister (1-3 p.m.), music at the Lions Pavilion, raffles and bingo.

There’ll be no demolition derby this year, but Ace’s Heavy Towing will be doing a demonstration at 2:30 on Saturday – that will be something to see!

Admission to the fair on Saturday and Sunday is free of charge (except for the dance and chicken barbecue).

Saturday night, 9 p.m., dance to the music of Settler’s Creek – $5 admission, age of majority, $100 early bird draw.

On Sunday, there’s wood carving (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), the horseshoe tournament starting at noon, bid euchre and solo card tournament at 1 p.m., and raffle draws and bingo from 1 to 5 p.m.

From 4-7 p.m., don’t miss the famous chicken barbecue, $20 per person for half-chicken dinner, with the Mildmay Agricultural Society’s draw and auction starting at 6:30 p.m.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times