3000 people enjoyed Orara Fair day

THE skies weren’t kind but 3000 people didn’t mind – it was Fair Day at Orara after all.

Clad in gumboots and rain jackets, fairgoers at the 32nd annual event enjoyed displays from the Karangi Vintage Farm Machinery Museum, the always spectacular woodchopping competitions, junior foot races, whip-cracking and a ‘guess the weight’ competition with Pepper the pig on the scales.

Fair committee vice-president Paul Phillips said the inclement weather didn’t affect the day’s proceedings.

“It’s been a terrific day, all the entertainment went off without a hitch,” Mr Phillips said.

For the nostalgia buffs, the fair included displays of how local farmers used to crack corn, chop chaff, saw firewood and milk their herds.

Stepping even further back in time, live action in the medieval village took the form of jousting competitions and other unusual entertainment popular during the Middle Ages.



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