YORKTON - The Yorkton Exhibition Association has announced its plans for this year’s fair.
This year the YEA has announced a presenting sponsor with the Yorkton Tribal Council coming on board.
Lori Walsh, YEA president expresses that events like the summer fair are not possible without organizations like the Yorkton Tribal Council as well as other great community support.
All the action takes place July 5 – 8, at the Yorkton Exhibition Fairgrounds and Legacy Co-op Grandstand and will feature the long time favourite event, the Eastern Professional Chuckwagon & Chariot Races, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, along with the Day of Destruction Demolition Derby Saturday, and of course it would not be the Summer Fair without four fun days of games and midway provided by West Coast Amusements.
The Family Entertainment line-up for the fair this year is off the charts. We have the Adventure Wrangler Elise with her Reptile and Blast from the Past Dinosaur Show; there will be a hands-on meet and greet after each show as well as velociraptor training for all the dinosaur enthusiasts.
New this year is the Aces Flying Pig Races and the Hockey Circus Show – this is hockey at its funniest. Paz combines acrobatics, juggling, and one-of-a-kind hockey stunts into three periods of family friendly rocking fun.
There will also be the Silver Starlet’s - an all-female aerial acrobatic show. Full of glam, glitz and glitter, the Starlets use a 20-foot high free-standing trapeze rig as their stage.
For the animal lovers, stop in at the Meadowcroft Barnyard Animals Petting Zoo and Pony Rides and don’t miss the Kids Zone where Kerr’s Bouncers and Inflatables will be coming with Alien Lazer Tag, Bubble Soccer and much more.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Summer Fair without a trade show and all the yummy fair food.
Wednesday July 5, is Seniors Day and YEA will be hosting opening ceremonies at 2:00 p.m. in the National Bank Convention Place; entertainment to be provided by the Old Country Lads. Seniors gate admission for the day is only five dollars until 4:00 p.m.
The Yorkton 4-H Regional will also be hosting their annual Beef Show and Sale Tuesday July 4 and 5, in the Agri-Pavilion.
Thursday July 6, is Legacy Co-op Kiddies Day so YEA will be hosting the annual Kiddies Day Parade starting down at the Yorkton Fire Hall. Every child who participates in the parade will receive free admission into the fair.
As well as any child 12 & under will receive free admission into the fair when accompanied by an adult paid gate admission until 2:00 p.m..
The Light Horse Show will be starting Thursday morning and running all day Friday as well.
Wrapping up the evening on the Legacy Co-op Grandstand is music by Canadian band Constant Reminder from the James Lake Cree Nation.
Friday July 7, is Family Day.
Advance tickets to go on sale because of the awesome Family Pass. At the cost of $40, how could you pass it up? It includes two adults and two youth/children.
Day two of the Light Horse Show wraps up on the seventh, and once you take the little one’s home head on back to the Exhibition Grounds for an evening of races and a grandstand show that’s sure to be exciting and entertaining -- more details coming soon.
Saturday July 8, is your last chance to take in all the excitement and you all know what happens on Saturday - it’s the Summer Fair Parade starting at 11:00 a.m..
Don’t forget the Day of Destruction Demolition Derby at 2:00 in front of the grandstand. Grab a beverage at the Westeel/AGI and Molson Saloon and sit back and enjoy an evening of music with a platinum selling artist, award winning producer and accomplished song writer – stay tuned for the big reveal.
Finally, you can wrap up the evening with Predator Fireworks who are sure to present one of the most exciting fireworks shows you will ever see.
Tickets are on sale now and available until Sunday, July 2, at the Yorkton Exhibition Office, Legacy Co-op Yorkton Gas Bars and Food Store, Legacy Co-op Kamsack Gas Bar and Legacy Co-op Churchbridge Food Store.
For further details on the Yorkton Exhibition Association Summer Fair Line Up visit www.yorktonexhibition.com, call the Yorkton Exhibition office at 306-783-4800 or follow us on our Facebook page, Yorkton Exhibition Association.