Exhibition of the Agricultural Society planned in advance; Home fair postponed

“Hopefully we can have something for the fall,” Ritchie said. “But we will definitely have a trade fair as part of our exhibition in August. A building will be full of stalls as it normally is.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Saskatchewan, she said it’s unclear whether the first Home Expo Trade Expo will be able to take place this year.

“We don’t know what the future holds unfortunately,” Ritchie said. “We’re just going day to day and we’ll see what we can do. We didn’t want to do [an event] it was not a good show for everyone. We thought waiting was a better option.

Those already registered will be fully refunded.

Exhibition projects

The Northwest Territorial Days parade and display will continue as planned in August.

The event will include a light horse show, a draft horse show with the heavy horses, as well as the 4-H light horse show.

“We will run in a wagon [races] for three days, as well as chariot races during the exhibition,” Ritchie said. “And there’s a lot of entertainment.”

She added that the Canadian operation West Coast Amusements, which usually presents the events halfway through, will return for a full offering of rides and attractions.

“It should be full throttle for August 17, 18 and 19,” Ritchie said. “We will also have a parade on Monday evening [Aug. 15].”

The annual Demolition Derby will return as a standalone event, similar to last year, scheduled for Saturday August 27.

Community garage sale

Up next, the agricultural society will be hosting a community yard sale and swap meet scheduled for May 28 at the North Battleford Fairgrounds.

“A lot is going to happen. I can’t wait to see everyone and work with them this year,” Ritchie said.

Also, later this spring, the Children’s Festival, offering a variety of entertainment for children, is scheduled for June 10.

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Amalia H. Mercado