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 am, also in the Agriplex, was the EIEI 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 at 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 pm 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 at 2,500-lbs, a weight which drivers could choose not to 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.