The sun beat down all weekend for the 105th annual Aldergrove Fair but even the soaring temperatures failed to keep the attendance down.
Fair-goers lathered on the sunscreen, took respite under the large tents and chilled in the water mist area, then got back into the hot action of the Fair.
All the old favorites returned and several new attractions were featured to the delight of all.
The Fair kicked off with the Show and Shine on Friday evening at the Fair parking lot, where about 100 collector cars were displayed. However, there was plenty to do inside the Fair grounds this year, with entertainment on the stage and a wide variety of quality food vendors offered great fare. The West Coast Amusements midway also kicked into action Friday and kept the crowds giddy with the rides all weekend long.
The parade downtown kicked off Saturday morning, and the competitions and exhibits got underway after that. The cracks of gunfire came from the World Fast Draw Championship in one corner of the fairgrounds and the Antique Tractor Pull in another corner, while Queen Elsa from “Frozen” held court with youngsters in the Fairy-land Tent.
The main stage hosted all manner of performers, the opening ceremonies, and presentations of awards to the young Fairy-land contestants, the Chili Cook-off winners and the Pet Parade.
There was always something going on all weekend, much of it simultaneously, and it kept the crowds busy.
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Richard Stevenson shines up his pride and joy, a restored 1956 Mercury 800 truck at the Show and Shine at the Aldergrove Fair on Friday. This bruiser of a truck also towed the B.C. Pioneer Truck Society’s 1910 International Auto Wagon to the show.
Rising Canadian country music singer JoJo Mason (centre) with guitarist-writer Dan Swinimer (left) and their bass player performed at the Aldergrove Fair Days main stage on Sunday. Mason, originally from Regina, had a promising hockey career cut short by a herniated disc but was discovered by Swinimer, who has produced his first song “It’s All Good” now rising on US and Canadian country music charts.
Members of the Antique Tractor Club competed in tractor pulls at the Aldergrove Fair on the weekend.
Wild Thing team members Doug Tanner and Alison Thompson accepted first place prize at the Chili Cook-off at the Aldergrove Fair Days on Sunday. Wild Thing, sponsored by Alter Enterprises, included Lynn Tanner, Terry Thompson, “Bones” and Jared. The People’s Choice award went to Bakerview Properties and third place was Save on Foods Aldergrove.
Langley’s Thunderbird Fast Draw Club hosted the World Fast Draw Championships at the Aldergrove Fair on the weekend.
A brave woman allowed Mike The Reptile Guy to put a tarantula on her face at the Aldergrove Fair on the weekend.
Queen Elsa from “Frozen” sang and told fairy tales at the Fairyland Tent at the Aldergrove Fair on Saturday.
This horse-drawn wagon carried not only a group of youngsters in the back but also a hawk perched on the arm of one of the drivers at the parade downtown at the Aldergrove Fair on Saturday.