65th Annual Agriculture Fair Draws Crowds

This junior bull rider had a tough time hanging on for eight seconds during the 65th Annual Hanover Ag Fair that took place in Grunthal from August 19 to 22.

By Marianne Curtis

   The weather could not have made the 65th annual Hanover Agriculture Fair more perfect as hundreds of visitors flocked to Grunthal for a jam-packed weekend of activities.

   Kicking off on August 19, the four day fair, which is hosted annually on the third weekend of August by the Hanover Agricultural Society, drew thousands of people to the community.

   Wayne LeMay, president of the Hanover Agriculture Society, is grateful to everyone that ensured that the weekend went off without major incident.

   “This event could not enjoy its present level of success without the help of many people,” stated LeMay. “We are extremely grateful to those that attended the many events and activities, both on and off the grounds and those that volunteered or helped financially.”

   Opening ceremonies took place on Thursday evening followed by the first event of the weekend, the Bullorama. Friday began with a pancake breakfast followed by the 4H Beef Show and Sale, MRCA/CCA Rodeo and performances with Julie Fehr and Classic Overdrive, as well as the Cowboy Cabaret social at the Grunthal Arena.

   Crowds gathered on Saturday for the parade, chicken barbeque, Ag on the Move, MRCA/CCA Rodeo, inflatables, barrel rides, and petting zoo. CCMA award winning artist, Deric Ruttan, took the stage for the evening providing the crowds with boot slapping country music.

   On Sunday Cowboy Church was held followed by lunch and tons of local music while the local ranch rodeo teams took to the ring. Local band, McKenzie Road, took to the stage before the event concluded with a spectacular fireworks display by Canfire Pyrotechnics.


This young lady takes on the barrels.








A junior bull rider is out of the shoot during the 65th annual Hanover Ag Fair that took place in Grunthal from August 19 to 22.








This calf was tied up pretty quick during the team roping competition during Saturday’s MRCA/CCA competition.


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  1. Jesse Lawrence

    Hello, I am the bull rider that got knocked out in the top photo (red chaps, white and orange speckled bull). I was just curious if you could send me a copy of the picture? I was also wondering if there were other pictures from the bull riding that weekend as I was also riding thursday night at the bullorama.