The greatest show in Navan

Catherine Kitts
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Navan Fair runs this weekend August 9 – 12

For some in the east end, it's the most looked forward to event of the summer. The 67th edition of the Navan Fair comes to the Navan Fairgrounds this weekend, for a whole host of activities for all ages.

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New this year is a ladies-only minivan category in the demolition derby, one of the fair's most consistently popular events. The two-night derby begins on on Thursday Aug. 9 with four cylinder vehicles taking to the track and the big eight cylinder cars go at it the very next night on Friday August 10. Both events begin at 7 p.m.

But if the sight of a car being crushed like a pop can and still running, even if it only on two wheels, is not your idea of entertainment traditional games, horse and alpaca shows and agricultural displays will also be running at those times. 


Speaking of entertainment, there will be no shortage of it, with headliners David Wilcox playing Friday night, Kim Mitchell performing Saturday night and Dallas Smith playing Sunday. 


Local Orléans band, The Art Vandelays will also be performing Thursday evening. 

Popular with young adults, the beverage garden will be open until 11 p.m. on Thursday, midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sunday. 

The midway, which this year will feature new and exciting rides, will run until 11 p.m Thursday through Saturday. It closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

This year, the fair will include a kid's zone tent with free entertainment for little ones. 

Little Ray's Reptiles will be on hand, as will face painting, science experiments and a clown. 

On Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. there is a baby show for newborns up to 18-months. 




OC Transpo will be running a shuttle from Place d'Orléans and the Trim Road park-and-ride to the Navan Fairgrounds. 

The shuttle will run every 30 minutes on Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Aug 11. from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The last pick up from Orléans will take place at 8 p.m. 


On Aug. 12, the shuttle will run from noon to 9:30 p.m. 


All regular OC Transpo rates will apply.


For more information visit 

Organizations: The Art Vandelays, OC Transpo

Geographic location: Navan, Orléans, Trim Road

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