Fall Fair offering edutainment

Learn while being entertained during grandstand event at Quesnel Fall Fair

Cowboy poet

There’s a new and exciting edutainment event planned for the Quesnel Fall Fair, Sept. 19 – 20.

In addition to all the activities traditionally enjoyed at the fair, this year there’s entertaining songs and music, cowboy poetry and demonstrated safe horse handling and horsemanship all in a fun grandstand event. Those attending can also enjoy a steak dinner for just $15 either before or after the edutainment.

Edutainment is the combination of valuable education and entertainment.

From 5 – 6:30 p.m. on Sept 19 and 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 gather in the main grandstand and learn how to work safely with your horse.

Instruction is provided by Mark Grafton, horseman, stockman and manager of the Bar K Ranch and former director for Farm and Ranch safety and Health Association (FARSHA).

“Our goal is to help preserve and enhance the ranch cowboy and horse culture by advancing horsemanship and stockman ship skills of people working in these environments. This in turn improves safety, efficiency and job satisfaction.”

Work together with Grafton is Reg Steward, B.C. Provincial Ranching Consultant for FARSHA, superintendent of field operations for FASHA, contract cowboy and range rider.

The topics covered by these two experts includes working safely with your horse, both ground work and from the saddle; introducing a horse to cow work; equipment; helping a young horse and many other subjects.

Also in the main grandstand will be Gordie West, good old cowboy whose music is heard round the world.

Gordie has a thirst for the folklore of Western Canada and the old country music and he has gained worldwide recognition for his association with the Calgary Stampede, Alberta and Canada.

Cowboy festivals are his favourite events and Gordie takes every opportunity to belt out a tune, recite a bit of cowboy poetry or yodel for

an appreciative audience.

The Quesnel Fall Fair includes something for everyone, classic favourites like livestock displays, a two-day horse show, early learning expo and a few quirky events like the Lions Club Wiener Dog Races and a Donkey Days event sponsored by Bouchie Lake Country Store. For the kids there’s free bouncy castles, sponsored by TELUS.

And this all comes without any admission cost. Yes, the Quesnel Fall Fair is free.

Plan to spend time at Alex Fraser Park during the Quesnel Fall Fair for two days of free family fun.

Just Posted

Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre wins $500 for Deeds Well Done

There were 28 nominations to the campaign in Quesnel

Quesnel Thunder Peewees win silver at home

The host hockey team beat squads from Northwest District, Kamloops, Smithers and Prince George

Quesnel’s 27th annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run attracting mushers from as far as Montana

Participantss will be sworn in as official Canada Post mail carriers Jan. 25 in Quesnel

Protecting your operation from wildfire the focus of upcoming workshop in Quesnel

The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative hosts a risk reduction workshop Jan. 31

Olympic medallist inspires Quesnel swimmers

Hillary Caldwell provides more than just technical tips to impressionable athletes

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Most Read