OHSWEKEN – After a series of bleak fairs the Six Nations Agricultural Society and volunteer community members stepped forward to host a weekend event that was reminiscent of the Six Nations Fall Fair in its glory days to celebrate it’s 150th year running.
From the farmers display to the masters baseball tournament, the first day of the fair came through with a full schedule of family friendly events. This included the crowning of Six Nations royalty, which greeted the reigns of the new ambassador family: Little Miss Teyanna General, Miss Mini Kohen Schindler, Miss Pre-Teen Chyann Hill, Miss Teen Sierra Green, and Miss Six Nations Kyleigh Farmer in the evening. The duties of the new ambassadors will span out for the events of the fair and will then carry on throughout the community for the coming year.
Saturday brought forth the first place results of the baby and tot show: 0-6 months 1st – Violet Mae Smoke, 7-12 months 1st – Oceana Vailee Breeze Jacobs, 13-18 months 1st – Gemma Michelle “Sweets” Hill, 19-23 months 1st – Averlee Flora Moore, 2 year olds 1st – Reagan Lynn Jacobs, Tiny Tot Girl – Madisyn Blue Hess, Tiny Tot Boy – Shayne Kaleb Smoke, Most Typical Baby Girl – Aubrey Baylen Cornelius, Most Typical Baby Boy – Lokki Laforme Brant, and Chip Off the Ole Block – Martin Keegan James Miller & Halley Miller.
Sunday brought out the car and bike show, pet show and the smoke dance competition. After the success of the demolition derby wowed crowds, the community was also treated to a free show of fire works in the evening. Words from community members vary from loving the entire fair to loving new additions to the fair, including the Snapchat filters and the favourite rez dog selfie competition.