Skip to content

103rd Fair boasts rides, games, fun

Weyburn's first Fair was put on back in 1908, and now the Weyburn Agricultural Society is ready to put on its 103rd Fair and Exhibition. The fair will be taking place from Monday, July 4 until Wednesday, July 6.

Weyburn's first Fair was put on back in 1908, and now the Weyburn Agricultural Society is ready to put on its 103rd Fair and Exhibition. The fair will be taking place from Monday, July 4 until Wednesday, July 6.

The gates of the exhibition grounds will open every day at 7 a.m. Daily admission will be $8 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for kids ages six to 12, and kids under six get in for free. Three-day passes are also available that cost $16 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for kids between six and 12. Three-day family passes are available for $35.

"The last couple of weeks have been a trying time for Weyburn and the surrounding area. We'd like to invite people to come out to the fair and just have some fun," said Wendy Neiszner, president of the Weyburn Agricultural Society. It shouldn't be hard for people to find something they find fun at the fair, as there will be a wide variety of exhibits and entertainment.

The exhibition will begin with the annual parade on July 4, which starts at 10:30 a.m. This event is put on by the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin on Fifth Avenue North, and travel throughout the city. A map can be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website,

People entering floats are encouraged to be at the starting line on Fifth Avenue North no later than 9:30 a.m. Judging for the float competition will be taking place at this time. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual float, best float from an organization, and best business float. All floats must enter the starting line via King Street (Highway 35), to avoid traffic congestion. A Chamber representative on the corner of King Street and Fifth Avenue will find floats a place in line.

Exhibit displays will be taking place for all three days of the exhibition in the Sports Arena. These exhibits will include home products, works done by kids in the community, school work, household art, agricultural products, photography, and much more. The 4-H Regional Interclub Show and Sale will also be taking place during the exhibition.

Daily entertainment will include performances by Dan the One-Man Band. Dan will be performing around the exhibition grounds so make sure to keep an eye out for him. The Magic Caravan Show will also be coming into town. This show will feature the magic act of James Grant, along with the antics of Pinky the Clown. Grant will also be hosting karaoke nights every night at 9 p.m.

Kids can also enter in the pedal tractor pull at the curling rink. These contests will be taking place in the curling rink daily at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The beer gardens will also be open daily in the curling rink from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

On July 4 and July 5 there will be a petting zoo open as well as jackpot cattle shows. Attendees of the exhibition can come out at watch the pony chuckwagon and chariot races on these two days from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. These races will be taking place in front of the grandstand.

The youth talent show will also be taking place on the Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the curling rink. On July 4, the junior division, consisting of seven to 12 year olds, will be competing. On July 5, the senior division of 13-to-21 year olds will have their time to shine. The acts can be anything from musical performances, to skits, to juggling. Registration for the talent competition closes on Thursday, June 30.

Wednesday's grandstand entertainment will be starting at 1 p.m. with a horse pull competition. Come on out and find out who has the strongest team of horses in the area. Starting at 6:30 p.m. will be the ever-popular "Rumble in the Ring" demolition derby and lawn mower races.

"We get 15 to 20 cars usually, and guys from Weyburn and the surrounding area to come out with their cars and crash, bang, and have some fun," said TJ Metheral. "In the lawn mower races there's about 10 to 12 guys competing. We have drag races and a course race. There are some tight corners, so there's usually a crash or two. Come out early if you want a good seat because the grandstand is usually packed."

Anyone interested in the demolition derby or lawn mower races are encouraged to register by contacting Metheral or the Agricultural Society office as soon as possible. A maximum of 20 entrants are allowed in each competition.

For all those who love the rides, Canuck Amusements will be providing this year's midway entertainment. The midway opens at 2 p.m. on July 4, and at noon on July 5 and 6. Canuck Amusements will be bringing crowd favourites such as the Sky Master, Zipper, Tornado, Swinger, Star Trooper, Spider, and many more including three new kiddy rides from Italy. Canuck Amusements will also be bringing along several carnival games and refreshment stands. Fair goers can either buy tickets for the rides or pick up a wrist band that will let them take as many rides as they want for a day.

Canuck Amusements were almost stranded in Yellowknife for 19 hours last week, but they are back on schedule and are expected to have the midway ready for its scheduled opening time on July 4.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks