Sunshine and a great crowd combined to make the 166th annual Kincardine Fall Fair a tremendous success.
From Friday to Sunday, Sept. 1-3, there were plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, from the Bubble Zone to the zipline, from bale-tossing to bale-rolling, archery, inflatables, the fabulous parade, the crowning of Priya Kalra as the new fall fair ambassador, along with Heidi Allen as junior ambassador and Ivy Cruickshank as mini-ambassador, as well as the 4-H beef show and dairy show, the poultry show, and so much more.
It was a particular joy to see a large crowd around the show ring, with adults taking in the animal shows, while the children were playing on the inflatable rides and having fun.
The Kincardine Agricultural Society is to be commended for putting on such a great fair.
The following are the fall fair results:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMPETITION
Students achieving most points in each school:
Lily Tremblay, Elgin Market (Grade 3) – 15 points
Casey Beisel, Huron Heights (Grades 5 and 6) – 24 points
Ella Matthews, KTTPS (Grade 2) – 14 points
Isaac & Oscat, St. Anthony's (Grade 3) – 5 points each
Decorated bicycle, tricycle or doll carriage -
1st prize - Abby Norcliffe
2nd prize - Meegan Fuller
3rd prize - Stella Grundy
Other participants - Shayleigh Nolan, Roy Norcliffe, Rory Norcliffe, Bennet Clemmer, Ethan Clemmer, Ellie Clemmer, Avery Grundy, Alexa Grundy, Emily Fisher, Mason Fisher
Theme Special (Country Pride) - Joke Gutter, Kincardine
Home Grown Preserves Special - Dianne Atkinson, Tiverton
Display from my Garden Special - Betty Jean white, Kincardine
Most points overall – Joke Gutter, Kincardine
New Exhibitor with most points – Steve Lillico, Bayfield
Most points overall and New Exhibitor with Most Points – Jacob Dykeman, Kincardine
PLANTS AND FLOWERS
Most Points for New Exhibitor – Steve Lillico, Bayfield
Overall Grand Champion
1st - Steve Lillico, Bayfield
2nd - Joke Gutter, Kincardine
A great flower show this year, with a substantial increase in exhibits.
Bernardin Jelly Special – Karen Whittle
Best in Show – Steve Bowley
Gift Pack Special – Dianne Atkinson
Creative Craft Award – Elsie Schuler
Best Lunch Box Snack/Chocolate Chip Cookies – Morgan Hoffarth
Crisco Family Favourite/Cherry Tarts – Elsie Schuler
Robin Hood Family Favourite/Zucchini Loaf – Fran Stewart
1st - Colleen Craig
2nd – Steve Bowley
Overall winner – Dana Craig
Grand Champion, hand-quilted - Marlene Reid, Kincardine
Reserve Champion, hand-quilted – Elsie Schuler, Teeswater
Grand Champion, machine-quilted – Katherine Gowing, Tiverton
Most points in sections 1 to 14 – Katherine Gowing, Tiverton
Most points in sections 15 to 45 – Bessie Farrell, Kincardine
Most points for New Exhibitor – Gloria Lillico, Bayfield
Judge's Choice – Marlene Reid, Kincardine
Fourteen exhibitors, including six new exhibitors.
Overall best group of four – Gloria Lillico, Bayfield
Overall best single – Dianne Atkinson, Tiverton
Comment from the judge – good quality photos.
Overall winner – Graham Schweigher
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Judge's Choice in Drawing class – Avy Mowle
Judge's Choice in Crafts - Marlene Reid
Christmas Display – Katherine MacDonald
Halloween Display – Katherine MacDonald
Wall Hanging - Elsie Schuler
JUNIOR HOBBIES AND CRAFTS
Judge's choice, 5 yrs. and under - Claire Ferguson
Judge's choice, 6 – 12 yrs. - Kaitlyn Ferguson
Judge's Choice, 13 – 16 yrs., Heidi Allen
YOUTH POSTER COMPETITION
Intermediate Level -1st, Laura McTiernan
Champion Exotic Female - Bailey McConnell
Champion British Female – Austina Bellamy
Champion British Bull – Conner Dixon
Champion Beef Animal – Bailey McConnell
Champion Breeder's Herd and Get of Sire – Rick-sha Farm
4-H BEEF INVITATIONAL
Champion calf – Bailey McConnell
Reserve Champion Calf – Austina Bellamy
Champion Showman – Austina Bellamy
Reserve Champion Showman – Bailey McConnell
OPEN DAIRY SHOW
1st – Ratja Rechsteiner, Listowel
2nd – Katrina Gubelmann, Walton
3rd – Hannah Stewart, Kincardine
1st – Anna DeBoer, Brussels
2nd – Julia Ferrier, Kincardine
3rd – Sjoerd DeBoer, Brussels
Senior Showmanship – Ashley McConnell, Kincardine
Junior Champion Female – Norval McConnell, Kincardine
Reserve Junior Female – Calvin McConnell, Kincardine
Grand Champion Female – Stephan Gubelmann, Walton
Reserve Grand Champion – Stephan Gubelmann, Walton
Judge – Larry Bennet, Caledon
Brown Swiss Miss – Ratja Rechsteiner, Listowel
MINIATURE HORSE SHOW
Grand Champion Mare – Teresa Schell
Grand champion Gelding – Torrance Pennington Vock
Grand Champion Stallion – Teresa Schell
The poultry show was a great success. There were plenty of entries this year, and again, junior members made a tremendous impact as did both local exhibitors and those who travelled from as far as Paris, Ontario.
This year’s judge, Norm Saito, of Brantford, took the time to interact with the public and youth, providing them with an opportunity for questions and answers. He also took the time to explain to the junior exhibitors what was good about their entries and what needed improving, in terms of traits to breed for or to get away from.
In the Junior class, the winner of both the Bantam pair and Duck pair was Elsa Jielsen.
The winner of the Best Standard Poultry was local exhibitor Dean Fidler with his Sumatra Hen (also the Best Standard Female).
James Tilt of Paris had the Best Standard Male with his Minorca Cockerel.
The best Bantam was won by Elsa Jielsen with her Silkie A.C. Hen (also best Bantam female), while Dean Fidler won best
Bantam Male with his White Cochin rooster.
In the waterfowl division, James Tilt swept the board with the Best Goose being his Embden Gander, and the Best Duck was his Rouen Duck. His Embden Gander won not only the Best Waterfowl but was also the Grand Champion of the