The Spencerville Fair was held this weekend. It is our local fair, the event closest to our home, and was well attended. When we visited on Saturday, the streets were lined with cars and we had to park on the outskirts of town and walk back, although there was also a parking lot with a shuttle bus available a bit farther away. We hadn’t planned it that way, but we happened to arrive just as the Fair Parade was getting underway.
As we reached the parade route, a tractor pulling a mini-zoo of farm animals was just passing by.
Tagged on at the end of the float was a cage with a cat and her kittens. While the kittens were paying no attention to the parade and getting on with their own games, their Mom was watching out the back screen. It wasn’t clear if she was enjoying some people-watching or looking for a way to escape this craziness.
The Shriners were well-represented in the parade. Musical skill level didn’t seem to be a big factor in choosing participants.
An assortment of farm equipment, new and antique, was included in the parade.
This beautiful little pony and its young rider represented the equine division of the Fair.
I loved this pair of regal llamas, dressed for fall.
What would a parade be without a Pipe Band?
The Scouts had a colourful float with many enthusiastic participants.
Including a Zamboni in the Fall Fair Parade seemed like an especially Canadian act.
Historical content was provided by this float reconstruction of the Cardinal swing bridge. Being a relatively new resident in the area, I’m not aware of the story of the bridge.
The Fair’s Queen of Culinary Arts had a seat of honour in this antique car.
Bringing up the rear, was a truck representing the Spencerville Fire Department. Many of the parade participants were tossing out wrapped candy, bubblegum and rockets, to the crowd along the route. I had to out-dash a couple of little kids to snatch up a piece of green bubblegum, which I took with me as the parade ended and we headed into the Fair.