All the fun of Straid’s end of summer fair

The Deputy Mayor, Alderman John Smyth, enjoying refreshments.
The Deputy Mayor, Alderman John Smyth, enjoying refreshments.

Straid Village and District Community Group has hosted its annual summer fair.

The organisers were delighted to see many of the villagers and people from further afield come together to enjoy a fun day with something for everyone.

Ballyduff Silver Band entertained fairgoers.

Ballyduff Silver Band entertained fairgoers.

The event featured vintage tractors, inflatables, rodeo bull, face painting, nail painting, tattoos, stalls, refreshments, home grown produce and baking competitions.

Further attractions included farm yard olympics (kindly organised by Straid Young Farmers Club)and War Years Remembered Museum.

Entertainment throughout the fair was provided by Ballyduff Silver Band, McKay School of Irish Dance, the Irish Dragoons and the Knockagh Singers.

The Deptuy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth, was in attendance and enjoyed chatting with fairgoers and stall holders.

Rodeo fun at Straid summer fair.

Rodeo fun at Straid summer fair.

He also helped with the presentation of awards which were given for the recently held inaugural Best Kept Garden competiton and for home grown produce and home baking, including categories for children to enter.

The Deputy Mayor, Alderman John Smyth and Councillor Vera McWilliam visiting one of the many stalls.

The Deputy Mayor, Alderman John Smyth and Councillor Vera McWilliam visiting one of the many stalls.