EMC news – While the Navan Fair’s admission cost has gone up from the 35 cents adults were charged in 1945 during the first fair, attendees won’t be disappointed with the bang for their buck between Aug. 9 and 12.
With David Wilcox playing Friday night, Kim Mitchell performing Saturday night and Dallas Smith playing Sunday, a $10 to $15 ticket to the 67th Navan Fair “is the best deal in entertainment” said Tracey Bissonnette, the fair’s advertising director.
One thing they didn’t have in 1945 however – or even last year – is the new, ladies-only minivan category in the demolition derby.
“It’s revenge of the soccer-slash-hockey mom, it’s going to be kind of interesting,” Bissonnette said.
The demolition derby is a two-night event, beginning on Aug. 9 with smaller motors and finishing on Aug. 10.
Along with the derby will be tradition games, horse shows, an alpaca show, agricultural displays and bed races.
“Five people, one rider and four runners,” Bissonnette said of the bed races. “They dress up and run down the main street in Navan, so that’s always a hoot to watch.”
Also on display during the event will be this year’s theme, “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate,” through costumes, photos and exhibits.
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