By Anthony Dransfeld
The Jaffray fall fair kicks off on Friday night, September 21, with their redneck car rally at 6 p.m.
There is so much on the go in Jaffray this weekend. Saturday at 8 a.m. everyone will be putting on their running shoes for the 6 km run, then there is the Lady Lions pancake breakfast from 8.30 a.m. till 11 a.m. The always popular Farmers Market goes from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Jaffray parade starts at 11.30 a.m. when the fairgrounds open with tons of booths and music.
The co-ed slo pitch tournament will be going on all day Saturday at Tie Lake and the Jaffray school, with a crib tournament staring at 1 p.m. If Bocce is your ball game it begins at 1 p.m. and the bike races jet off at 3 p.m. The super popular steak and dance at the Jaffray hall will be happening Saturday night for the 23rd year. Last year it was so busy, they had to stop selling tickets. Jaffray fire department will be doing a vehicle rescue demonstration at the fire hall beginning at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Jaffray fall fair has a terrific bench show in which local vegetables and fruits are put up for exhibit and judged. Doug and Doris Lyon started this some years ago at the fall fair. There is also artwork, photographs, crafts, woodwork, needlework, sewing, baking, home canning, jams, jellys, and pickles and fruit. Jaffray community library will be holding their annual book sale at the fair, with great titles to choose from. For the children, the Jaffray fall fair has a couple of bouncy castles and lots of cool games. The big favourite is the 18th annual duck race at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Sandy Creek. Everyone races their plastic duck against everyone else down the creek. Winner gets to collect a pot of money, which then goes to the charity of their choice. Sunday is a big bingo day at the Jaffray hall beginning at 5 p.m. The Jaffray fall fair is always the highlight of the year for the South Country. The theme of this year’s fair is ‘ Gather, Learn, Laugh, Share.’ Tickets for the steak and dance social on Saturday night at the Jaffray hall can be bought from Jenn Johnson at 250-429-4010.