PHOTOS: Rain and shine, Fall Fair makes triumphant return

The lights of the Ferris wheel shine bright against the rain and night sky during the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival this weekend. (Photo/Laura Tunbridge)The lights of the Ferris wheel shine bright against the rain and night sky during the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival this weekend. (Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
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Members of the Harrison Highlanders Pipe Band smile as they get ready to march and play in the Fall Fair Parade on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)Members of the Harrison Highlanders Pipe Band smile as they get ready to march and play in the Fall Fair Parade on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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AESS grads won third place in floats during this year’s Fall Fair parade. (Adam Louis/Observer)AESS grads won third place in floats during this year’s Fall Fair parade. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Agassiz Strong was the theme of this year’s Fall Fair and Corn Festival. (Adam Louis/Observer)Agassiz Strong was the theme of this year’s Fall Fair and Corn Festival. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue displayed their rescue boat during the Fall Fair parade. (Adam Louis/Observer)Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue displayed their rescue boat during the Fall Fair parade. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Hundreds of ears of corn were shucked ahead of the famous corn and chicken barbecue at the Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)Hundreds of ears of corn were shucked ahead of the famous corn and chicken barbecue at the Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Hundreds of pieces of chicken cook over grills. (Adam Louis/Observer)Hundreds of pieces of chicken cook over grills. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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District of Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger says her opening remarks to officiall open the Fall Fair and Corn Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)District of Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger says her opening remarks to officiall open the Fall Fair and Corn Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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The “World’s Largest Hay Bale” tied for the junior class of the new decorated hay bale contest this year. (Adam Louis/Observer)The “World’s Largest Hay Bale” tied for the junior class of the new decorated hay bale contest this year. (Adam Louis/Observer)
This roasted marshmallow bale took second place in the senior class of the decorated hay bale contest. (Adam Louis/Observer)This roasted marshmallow bale took second place in the senior class of the decorated hay bale contest. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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After COVID-19 modified last year’s festivities, heavy rain in the forecast was not about to stop hundreds of people from celebrating this year’s Fall Fair and Corn Festival.

Saturday kicked off with the traditional Fall Fair parade, showcasing a variety of floats, costumes Fair-goers enjoyed rides and midway games from West Coast Amusements and watched a variety of performances, including Matt Henry, Trained Human, Los Meatballs and Todd Richard.

Though there were no exhibits this year, this fair was not short on competition. The following are the results from the parade and the decorated hay bale contest:

Parade

Walkers and Bikers:

1. Ice Cream Cart

2. Police

Motorized Vehicles

1. Bill Crouch

2. Rick Funk

3. Brian Mattson

Horse/Rider and Horse-drawn

1. Victorian Horse and Driver

Special Class (Family Float)

1. Kelpie Farms

2. Mystery Machine

3. Hope Family and The Vander-Sizers (tie)

Floats

1. Family Parenting Place

2. Weldorf Welding

3. AESS Grad

Bands

1. Harrison Highlanders Pipe Band

Decorated Hay Bale Contest

Junior Class

1. Largest Bale and School Bus (tie)

Senior Class

1. Tractor

2. Marshmallow


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