Yesterday, we all headed to Sackville (NB) for the Sackville Fall Fair. Each year, the town of Sackville and a local farm (Doncaster) hold a four day farm festival with music, tractors, farmer’s markets, interpretive displays, horses, hay rides, a corn maze and more.
The first part of our day was a 10 AM clay pigeon shooting constest, which I entered and promptly failed miserably! I’m used to target shooting, but shooting little flying things is alot harder than it looks. The guys at the range were great though and one kindly lent me his semi-auto shotgun (fun!). From there, we headed over to Main Street and the Doncaster Farm, where a field of entertainment was in view. We made sure we took in a hay ride, which gave us a tour of the whole area. There were antique and new tractors also to look at and Rebecca took a liking to them already. Of course, we also couldn’t miss
the petting zoo area with lambs, rabbits, ducks, pigs, and many more. Although the lambs were a bit overwhelming, Rebecca did enjoy kissing the baby rabbits. After our mandatory farm sausage and corn meal, we took in a few of the demonstrations by the wood cutters, shingle makers and antique motors. We were surprised at the amount of stuff in one place. One of the more memorable moments was when a group of asian Mount ‘A’ students saw Rebecca near the corn ‘sandbox’. They surrounded her, taking
pictures and ‘awwwwing’ like crazy. It reminded me of our first arrival in Japan back some 25 years ago — when the locals went nuts over my sister Laurena’s hair. I should have taken a picture this time, Rebecca had her own papparazzi! We stayed for a few hours — but skipped the parade. Maybe next year we’ll take it in…