Festive Jaffray Fall Fair

Last weekend's fall fair in Jaffray lived up to this years theme: 'Where friends and family gather'.

The Jaffray Archery Club was one of over 25 decorated floats entered in the Jaffray Fall Fair parade on Saturday

The Jaffray Archery Club was one of over 25 decorated floats entered in the Jaffray Fall Fair parade on Saturday

The annual Jaffray Fall Fair delighted crowds with the parade, exhibition, and bocce tournament at the community hall last weekend. The Kimberley Pipe band was part of the parade as were young princesses riding their horses and Dalmatians riding their decorated bikes on Saturday, September 14.

Tremendous efforts went into 25 to 30 elaborate parade floats. “With six categories and so many grand floats, they all one a blue ribbon,” said judge Tara Sebolsky. “All the floats were so well done. We (float parade judges) were so impressed.”

Floats by The Archery Club, Grandpa’s Collection (family category), and Red Riding Hood (Kid’s category) stood out.

A dunk tank was a splash with happy volunteers ready to cool off on the hot day. The dunk tank was a fundraiser for the Jaffray grade 10 class’s international school trip to Belize next spring.

Airbrushed temporary tattoos were a modern touch to the traditional festivities. Renee Webster won $675 in the 50/50 draw with the funds going to the Jaffray Volunteer Fire Department.

Blue ribbon winners marked the tallest sunflower, photographs, textured flower arrangements, baking and preserves at the Jaffray Hall. 4-H members had a petting zoo. Fall fairs celebrate the hard summer work of farmers, gardeners and artists for all to enjoy.