11:00 am – 7:00 pm Country Faire
Join us for a romping old-fashioned Country Faire with games of Skill and Luck; Carousel and Hay Rides, and even an old-fashioned country circus!
We have carnival rides, hay rides, games of skill, lots of prizes, a curiously moving picture device, gypsy fortune telling, and a range of events all day long!
11:00 am, Line up in the market to open the Faire with a rousing parade. Pull a circus wagon, a hay ride, or prance in formation, there will be lots of opportunities to join the parade! and who doesn’t love a parade!
Then at 12:30 pm, engage in a version of horsie musical chairs with a cake walk in the Carriage House Yard! Prizes for the winners (they get to pick their cake – filled with goodies!).
At 3:00 pm, get gussied up in a costume and swing by the Big Top. Enter as a horse or a human; the rules are simple: you must obviously be a horse, or obviously a human, and wearing a costume. NO: complete avatars masquerading as a costume, and there’s no theme. You just must obviously be a horse…wearing a costume. Or a human, wearing a costume. Trot on by, slap the board to sign up, and let the voting commence! $500L for best costume in each category, plus ribbons for participants and top 3 winners in each category!
At 5:00 pm, all you racers out there start your hooves! We’ll be racing melon carts through the streets of Carriage Trade. We recommend you practice in advance; the course is laid out (it’s figure-8). Of course, expect the unexpected that day…you never know when a rock, cat or bump will appear! Bring your own melon cart, part of the race is filling your cart before the start. Winners are determined by fastest time with the most melons left in their cart. We’ll be running in heats of 4, with the best of each heat competing against each other till a winner is chosen. Trophy for the winner, ribbons for all participants.
Finally, at 6:00 pm, join us in the Big Top for the ultimate equestrian circus! Watch the daring do of ponies on swings and the majesty of horses dancing and prancing in Liberty acts. See the beautiful bareback riders and their gorgeous steeds perform! Grab a balloon or a pair of stilts and join the festivities! Don’t forget the cotton candy, popcorn or ice cream carts!
Join us on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm SLT.