Stettler Ag. Society holds Fall Fair

Roy Cust, and his heavy pull team of Rocky and Rio, compete in the 3,000 lbs draw of the heavy horse pull, all part of the Stettler Fall Fair on Sept. 17. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Roy Cust, and his heavy pull team of Rocky and Rio, compete in the 3,000 lbs draw of the heavy horse pull, all part of the Stettler Fall Fair on Sept. 17. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A pair of “professional” lawn mower racers, Byron from a Calgary group and Derrick from a Surrey, B.C. based group, give a demonstration with their souped up machines. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)A pair of “professional” lawn mower racers, Byron from a Calgary group and Derrick from a Surrey, B.C. based group, give a demonstration with their souped up machines. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A good number of spectators filled the grandstand for both the lawnmower racing and the heavy horse pulling on Sept. 17. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)A good number of spectators filled the grandstand for both the lawnmower racing and the heavy horse pulling on Sept. 17. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A pair of local competitors take part in the lawn mower racing. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)A pair of local competitors take part in the lawn mower racing. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Something for those young, and young at heart, was The Joe Show, a farm safety puppet show which ran in the Agriplex during the Artisan’s market. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Something for those young, and young at heart, was The Joe Show, a farm safety puppet show which ran in the Agriplex during the Artisan’s market. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A large number of vendors from around the region participated in the Artisan’s Market that was part of the Stettler Fall Fair in the Agriplex. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)A large number of vendors from around the region participated in the Artisan’s Market that was part of the Stettler Fall Fair in the Agriplex. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Owner Krista Cianfarani poses with Tex-the-T-Rex, one of the dinosaur suits owned by The Canadian Dino Company, a Stettler area business that takes them to parties and special events. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)Owner Krista Cianfarani poses with Tex-the-T-Rex, one of the dinosaur suits owned by The Canadian Dino Company, a Stettler area business that takes them to parties and special events. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

The Stettler District Agricultural Society held their fall fair on Sept. 17.

Indoors in the Agriplex was an artisan’s market featuring a number of local vendors from around the region.

Beginning at 11 a.m., also in the Agriplex, was the E-I-E-I Joe show. The show was targeted at those young and young at heart while discussing farm safety.

For those wishing to grab a bite on the grounds, a food truck was set up between the building and the outdoor arena.

Kicking off at 12:30 in the outdoor arena was lawnmower racing.

While some locals tried their hand in the sport, some “professionals” were on hand as well. Calgary members of the Lawn Mower Fanatics Alberta Organization (LMFAO) and members from Mower Mayhem, a club from British Columbia, were on hand giving demonstrations with souped up mowers.

All machines used in the event were “made safe” by having their mower decks, blades and other unnecessary parts removed and all competitors were required to wear helmets while racing.

Finally, at 2 p.m. it was time for the heavy horse pulls.

The event brought out a large number of spectators which filled a large portion of the stands.

With the heavy horse pulls, drivers and their team of horses take turns pulling an ever-increasing amount of weight a set distance.

Teams started of at 2,500-lbs, a weight which drivers could choose to not participate in. However, once the weights reached the 5,000-lbs mark all teams were required to participate; at least those not already disqualified.

A pair of teams were disqualified early on when the drivers stepped over the line marking the pull-lane during the lighter weights.

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