Plenty of competitive spectacle at the 85th Chesterville Fair

Marty McLeod and Addison Simpson receive their Junior Youth Homecraft plaques for respective first and second finishes in their ages 8 to 11 homecraft class at the Chesterville Fair. The fair's 2nd Vice-President Carol Johnson hands out the hardware. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News.
Courtney Goddard of Orleans receives her trophy as newest exhibitor. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Courtney Goddard of Orleans (right) receives her trophy as newest exhibitor. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — From horses, cattle, trucks and tractors to cakes, quilts and babies, the 85th Chesterville Fair offered the expected array of competitive spectacle last weekend.

The 2016 fair saw 106 homecraft exhibitors, and in a traditional Sunday afternoon highlight, organizers handed out the hardware to the winners. Andree Desormeaux of Chesterville captured the trophy for most points at 281, while Courtney Goddard of Orleans was recognized as newest exhibitor.

In the children’s classes, Seca McRae was tops in the ages 12 to 16 group, with 55 points, followed by Fabienne Puenter at 29. At 40 points, Marty McLeod took the number one spot in the ages 8 to 11 class, with Addison Simpson in second place at 39 points and Emmalyn Hutchinson in third with 34 points. Daisy Marion was first in the ages 6 to 8 group with 31 points, while Shaelah Smith had 27 points for second place.

Seca McRae (right) receives her Senior Youth homecraft plaque, after topping the standings in the age 12 to 16 class. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Seca McRae (right) receives her Senior Youth homecraft plaque, after topping the standings in the age 12 to 16 class. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley Newswas tops in the ages 12 to 16 group, with 55 points, followed by Fabienne Puenter at 29. At 40 points, Marty McLeod took the number one spot in the ages 8 to 11 class, with Addison Simpson in second place at 39 points and Emmalyn Hutchinson in third with 34 points. Daisy Marion was first in the ages 6 to 8 group with 31 points, while Shaelah Smith had 27 points for second place.

Among 3- to 5-year-olds, Delilah Marion came out ahead at 40 points, followed by Kaley Kelly at 38.

 

Andree Desormeaux (right) receives the trophy for most points at the homecraft competition. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Andree Desormeaux (right) receives the trophy for most points at the homecraft competition. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Update: the Baby Show

See the  gallery below for photos of the Sunday Baby Show in the Kidz Zone tent.

 

Update: Therien Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

The local martial arts establishment made its 20th annual appearance and demonstration at the Chesterville Fair. Students also sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to proprietor Norm Beauchamps at the end of their Saturday performance. Some video of the action appears below.

 

Update: Truck Pull Competition

The Friday night truck pull competition again proved a popular draw with plenty of horsepower — mostly diesel-powered — on roaring, smoking display. See the video below for a sense of that evening.

 

 

Watch this space for more photos, video and results from the fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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