Horse drawn-wagon rides are part of the Horsefly Fall Fair coming up Saturday.

Horse drawn-wagon rides are part of the Horsefly Fall Fair coming up Saturday.

Horsefly Fall Fair Saturday a celebration of country life

Announcement of the Horsefly Citizen of the Year will be all part of the festivities at the 40th anniversary of the Horsefly Fall Fair.

Announcement of the Horsefly Citizen of the Year will be all part of the festivities this Saturday at the 40th anniversary of the Horsefly Fall Fair.

The fair runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 and like its theme, Country Life, offers a taste of what living in the Horsefly area has to offer.

There will be covered wagon rides, a scarecrow building activity for children and all kinds of farm and garden exhibits on display by children and adults.

Expect to see a huge quilting and needle craft section, lots of canning, baking, cut flowers, and livestock entries, says fair chair Sandy McNie.

“It really is quite amazing.”

The Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department will also have their fire truck there for children to explore.

There will also be a fun fundraiser called chicken poop bingo.

She says SOUL Food will be there selling ice cream and veggie snacks and the Seniors Wellness Society will have hamburgers and corn on the cob on offer.

Thanks to United Concrete she says there will also be cotton candy available.

During the event the Horsefly citizen of the year is also announced, McNie says.

In conjunction with the fair there will also be a farmerss market with longer hours set up in the little mall across the street from the school grounds and Horsefly hall where exhibits will be set up.

The Horsefly Fall Fair competition is open to residents and summer guests residing in Horsefly area which includes Miocene, Big Lake, and Likely areas.

Registration and non-perishable entries will be accepted Thursday, Aug. 20 between 4 and 7 p.m.

Other entries and registration will be accepted Friday, Aug. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Livestock entries need to be pre-registered on Thursday or Friday and may be brought to the grounds on Saturday only between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Livestock judging will take place between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

The general admission fee is $2. There is no admission charge for children ages 12 and under or for exhibitors.