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2022 Paris FairThousands attend annual Paris Fair

Over 5,000 guests attended the annual Paris Fair, which ran from September 1 to 5, 2022. 

The fair had many attractions for everyone over the Labour Day long weekend, such as rides, food, live music, motocross shows and the highly-anticipated demolition derby.

A group of kids take flight on “Skyrider” during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
A couple of youngsters cheer while spinning on “Scrambler” during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

Popular Canadian Country singers Aaron Goodvin and The Washboard Union performed over the weekend, which excited hundreds of fans.

 The Paris Fair offered rides suitable for all ages, including little ones while thrilling rides such as the “Freak Out” and the “Zipper” were not for the faint of heart. 

Guests go for a ride on “Freak Out” during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3.

 Various vendors set up shops throughout the fairgrounds for guests to enjoy while residents learned how to cook butter chicken during a cooking demonstration from Debbie’s Spiced Kitchen. 

Debbie’s Spiced Kitchen cooking demonstrations spiced things up at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Photo courtesy Freddie Hawse.

A Freestyle Motocross show was a part of the fair’s entertainment lineup. A number of complex tricks were performed during the hour-long show.

There were plenty of attractions around the fairgrounds, including clowns, different booths for kids and adults, as well as fun games scattered across the fairgrounds.

A couple of guests enjoy their ride on the “Construction Zone” at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Photo courtesy Freddie Hawse.
Violet and Hudson LaFrance pose for a photo on a police motorcycle during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Photo courtesy Freddie Hawse.
Ryker Garner happily receives his prize after playing the “Water Gun” game during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Photo courtesy Freddie Hawse.
Abigail Janssens pops her last balloon and reigns victorious at “Balloon Darts” during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Photo courtesy Freddie Hawse.

The Demolition Derby was a huge success, drawing in hundreds of excited fans waiting to watch the destruction of participants’ cars. More than ten drivers entered the pit over three rounds where the drivers smashed and bashed their way until one driver remained victorious.

A couple of cars smash into each other during the Demolition Derby at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Three cars collide and cause mass destruction during the Demolition Derby at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
A couple of cars hit head-on during the Demolition Derby at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
A five-car pileup impresses the crowd during the Demolition Derby at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
A competitor rear-ends and crushes another driver’s car during the Demolition Derby at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
A driver exits the pit covered in mud after an action-packed battle during the Demolition Derby at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

Agriculture was an important part of the Paris Fair. The organizers had several different events that highlighted local agriculture, including displays, animal showings, and barrel racing.

A contestant showing their speckled cow during the Cow Showing Competition at the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Photo courtesy Freddie Hawse.
A youngster is all smiles after hitting somebody while on the bumper cars during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Paisley Crombez, seven-years-old, poses for a photo before going for a ride on the carousel during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3.
Residents take a trip on the “Orient Express” during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Ava Kucza, Sky Kucza and Daisy Good rip down the “Super Slide” during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Nine-year-old Amelia Gimbel tries her luck at Skee-ball during the Paris Fair on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

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