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PHOTO GALLERY: Sackville Fall Fair deemed a huge success


Annual event draws rave reviews

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Sackville’s annual Fall Fair is drawing rave reviews from throughout the community.

The fair, Sackville’s biggest celebration of the year, was once again a hit with audiences of all ages, with events drawing in hundreds of festival-goers throughout the festivities, which kicked off on Thursday and didn’t slow down until Sunday evening.

“It was all fantastic,” said Deb Black via Facebook. “We enjoyed every minute, from the parade to the music downtown and the wonderful fireworks. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. Everyone involved in the planning should give themselves a pat on the back.”

The fireworks show and the Family Day at the Doncaster Farm on Saturday once again seemed to be the highlights of the weekend for many.

“The fireworks were amazing,” stated Shelley Mitton. “I commend all those involved in yet another successful Fall Fair. Your hard work paid off. There was something for everyone.”

Linda Musgrave agreed it was a fabulous weekend, saying the line-up had “something for everyone” and said the fireworks were spectacular.

Joan Richardson said she was also impressed with the “fantastic fireworks” as well as the music at the Doncaster farm.

“Ray Legere and Frank Doody did a fabulous job entertaining the crowd. So nice to see so many people out enjoying the day,” commented Richardson. “The planning committee did a great job.”

“It really was an awesome weekend,” said Carmella Hollis. “The fair was great and the farm is always a favorite and the fireworks were amazing. Great job to all the organizers – many, many hours are put into it.”

Phyllis Wheaton said she particularly enjoyed watching the kids dancing at the mainstage tent on Main Street Saturday evening – “even the big kids too.”

Matt Pryde, Sackville’s manager of recreation programs and events, said the Fall Fair was definitely “an overwhelming success.” And with this year’s festivities also coinciding with Mount Allison University’s homecoming weekend, the town was teeming with people.

“It was great to partner with Mount Allison and cross-promote our events with their homecoming events,” said Pryde. “A weekend like this brings several thousand extra people to town and there’s nothing more exciting than seeing the sidewalks packed with people of all ages, all with smiles on their faces.”

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