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