PHOTOS: Castor Fair weekend

The Castor and District Fair was held Aug. 12 and 13 . (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor and District Fair was held Aug. 12 and 13 . (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
After the parade, Christoper Robblee provided a blacksmith demonstration at the Castor and District Museum. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)After the parade, Christoper Robblee provided a blacksmith demonstration at the Castor and District Museum. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
After the parade, Castor museum volunteers Phil Dietz (left), and Tom Bunbury (right) demonstrated rope making. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)After the parade, Castor museum volunteers Phil Dietz (left), and Tom Bunbury (right) demonstrated rope making. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
After the parade, Castor museum volunteers Phil Dietz (right), and Tom Bunbury (left) demonstrated rope making using “The Wonder Rope Maker.” (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)After the parade, Castor museum volunteers Phil Dietz (right), and Tom Bunbury (left) demonstrated rope making using “The Wonder Rope Maker.” (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
After the parade, the Castor and District museum opened its doors for the afternoon. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)After the parade, the Castor and District museum opened its doors for the afternoon. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The parade kicked off at 1:30 p.m., leaving and returning to Theresetta Catholic School. Anthony Holland performed music as part of his parade display. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The parade kicked off at 1:30 p.m., leaving and returning to Theresetta Catholic School. Anthony Holland performed music as part of his parade display. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor and District Museum included a float in the parade. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor and District Museum included a float in the parade. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Castor Mayor Richard Elhard throws Candy out of his truck during the Castor Fair Parade held Aug. 13. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)Castor Mayor Richard Elhard throws Candy out of his truck during the Castor Fair Parade held Aug. 13. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Kids fill their bags with candy during the Castor Fair Parade on Aug. 13. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Kids fill their bags with candy during the Castor Fair Parade on Aug. 13. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Castor Fair Parade was led off my the RCMP. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Fair Parade was led off my the RCMP. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise in was back for it’s sixth year with a record number of cars in attendance. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise in was back for it’s sixth year with a record number of cars in attendance. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise in was back for it’s sixth year with a record number of cars in attendance. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise in was back for it’s sixth year with a record number of cars in attendance. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise in was back for it’s sixth year with a record number of cars in attendance. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise in was back for it’s sixth year with a record number of cars in attendance. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Not to be forgotten, at the Castor Community Hall, a face-painting booth and a bounce-house were set up for kids.. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)Not to be forgotten, at the Castor Community Hall, a face-painting booth and a bounce-house were set up for kids.. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Judy and George Nichols look at the numerous art pieces displayed as part of the Castor Fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)Judy and George Nichols look at the numerous art pieces displayed as part of the Castor Fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
A well attended roast beef supper was served on Aug. 12 and a free pancake breakfast was served on Aug. 13. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)A well attended roast beef supper was served on Aug. 12 and a free pancake breakfast was served on Aug. 13. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
This antler carving by John Meade earned judges choice in the adult hobby category. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)This antler carving by John Meade earned judges choice in the adult hobby category. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
These flowers were but one of the amazing displays at the Castor Fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)These flowers were but one of the amazing displays at the Castor Fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Mickey Hronek and Penny Roessler check out the artwork at the fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)Mickey Hronek and Penny Roessler check out the artwork at the fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Mickey Hronek checks out the artwork at the fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)Mickey Hronek checks out the artwork at the fair. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
There was a wide-variety of photo entries for people to check out. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)There was a wide-variety of photo entries for people to check out. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
And they are off! The Castor Fair Parade started at Theresetta Catholic School. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)And they are off! The Castor Fair Parade started at Theresetta Catholic School. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)The Castor Cruise-In held its sixth annual show with a record number of entries. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Plenty of activities kept the residents of Castor busy on Aug. 12 and 13.

After two years, the residents of the community were finally able to come together and host the Castor and District Fair.

Fair entries were dropped off at the Castor Community Hall on Aug. 11 and the morning of Aug. 12. The community was welcome to come check out the entries later that evening when the traditional roast beef supper was held.

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According to one organizer entries were down a bit from the last fair that was held in the community, but overall they were happy with the number and quality of entries.

Entries varied. There were sections for hobbies, creative writing, produce, baking, photography and much more.

Area residents were invited back to the community hall early the next morning to kick off a full day of activities with a free pancake breakfast sponsored by the Castor and District Ag. Society.

The breakfast ran from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. although the display area remained open for viewing until noon. Outside the community hall a bounce house and face-painting station were set up for young ones, and those young at heart.

Across the road from the community hall the Castor Cruise-in rolled into town for the sixth year, with record numbers in attendance.

According to organizer Cori Fawcett, the car show, which usually only attracts 30 to 35 vehicles in a given year, was already up to 48 registered vehicles by 11:30 a.m.

Those looking for food during the festivities did not have to go looking too far. A barbecue in support of the Castor Legion was held at the car show and a barbecue in support of the Gus Wetter School archery club was held in the yard at Home Hardware.

The Castor Fair Parade rolled through the downtown core of the community a little after 1:30 p.m. and featured around 15 to 20 vehicles including representatives from the RCMP, Castor Volunteer Fire Rescue, the Town of Castor, the County of Paintearth, the Castor and District Museum and more.

After the parade finished, the Castor and District museum opened for the afternoon. Museum volunteers Tom Bunbury and Phil Dietz gave a rope-making demonstration during the afternoon. As well, Don Sisson gave a demonstration on how to sort wheat using a “kicker” machine and Christopher Robblee set up his forge and gave a blacksmith demonstration.

The prizes for the Castor Fair were awarded at the close of the display area at noon. Castor Cruise-in presented their awards after the parade with Leona and Tom Calhoun of Camrose winning the Best in Show award for their 1960 Plymouth Fury.

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