The ominous-looking clouds and on-and-off sprinkling of rain last Sunday morning didn’t deter the crowds of people from coming out in droves to check out the demolition derby at the Drayton Fair.
Organizers recorded more than 3,100 paying attendees, as well as all the visitors under 12 years of age who entered free of charge.
“We were really happy with the turnout and how the weekend went,” said fair treasurer Jean Campbell. “It seemed as though people were having a great time and so that means it went well.”
The fairgrounds were filled with the sound of merriment all weekend, as the popular event got rolling on the evening of Aug. 6. The weekend included a whole host of events, including the baby show, the garden tractor pull, a miniature horse show with more than 60 animals on display, tractor and truck pull and a horticulture exhibit, to name a few.
The event brought in more than $50,000, which goes towards the operation of the fair and the upkeep of the grounds.