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Wildwood Ag Fair's old-time atmosphere unrivalled


by Dana McArthur

Wildwood and area residents were treated to a
fun-filled day of activities during the Wildwood
Agricultural Fair held on August 18.
The Society has been operating since 1939
holding an annual fair on the third Friday of
August. The theme for this year was Rednecks,
Roosters and Rainbows.
The pancake breakfast began bright and early
at 8 a.m. in the Wildwood Community Hall. The
horse show began with some judging taking
place at 10 a.m.
The colourful parade through the town
followed at 11 a.m. lead by legion members and
RCMP. The parade featured entries from
Yellowhead County, services clubs like the 4H,
and local businesses —with a good deal of candy
being tossed out to the anxiously waiting kids.
The always popular County Fire trucks followed Kids gather around all the activities available during the Wildwood Ag Fair including a climbing wall and
along with Wildwood's antique fire truck. bouncy house. photo Dana McArthur
After the parade the crowds headed over to the
Wildwood Fair Grounds at the end of main street
to enjoy a day of activities including a livestock
show that began at noon.
Kids were able to enjoy many fun activities
including a bouncy house, chicken drop, Choo
Choo the Clown, face painting, pony rides,
woodcrafts, live entertainment by Elmer and
Friends, a petting zoo, Lawn bowling, and an
amazing climbing wall.
Other events included a watermelon and jello
eating contest, mounted archery demonstrations,
log sawing and nail pounding, and catch the
greased pig water fight.
One of the highlights of the fair is the bench
exhibits and judging. Entries from homemade
breads, pies, and cookies to photography,
quilting, and some amazing home-grown
vegetables are entered into the event and ribbons
continued page 17 The Yellowhead Ag Society's parade entry during the Wildwood Ag Fair held August 18. photo Dana
McArthur









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WOMEN IN MUNICIPAL



POLITICS LUNCHEON


September 11



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11:30 a.m.



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municipal-elections-lunch-tickets-
36872970046?aff=eac2 There were hundreds of entries for the bench exhibit at the Wildwood Fair with
some amazing looking pies, cakes, quilting, vegetables and more, all seeking a
coveted ribbon. photo Dana McArthur
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