Lundar and surrounding communities celebrated the 68th annual Lundar fair this past weekend. The Friday/Saturday event was packed with activities for the entire family. It kicked off with 4-H Activities and ended with the Open Beef Pee Wee Showmanship. In between those two events, there was a Home Living exhibit showing, tractor pulls, archery tag, gladiator jousting, a parade, petting zoo, a beef dinner, horse shows, and many rides and food vendors for the whole family. One of the many volunteers for this event, Derek Monkman, says he was overjoyed with all the support that they received from the surrounding communities.
“Everyone took on their responsibility to do an independent job, whether it be in the displays or whether it be taking care of the food or organizing the talent, the parade, etc.” Monkman says, “It's been fantastic. Everyone stepped up big time and it's great to see such community spirit coming together.”
He goes on to say how amazing it is to be able to have the fair again after two years.
“We're very excited and proud to be hosting the Lundar fair again. After COVID, we weren't sure if we were going to be open this year, but thankfully we were able to keep going, it's been a blast to be able to revive it, and bring it back to what it was.”
Many of the families that attended were so excited to return to the fair again to see the local talent and to feel like a community again. One long-time fair supporter, Rayna Gleich, was excited to see the cattle show again.
“I'm a Farmer," says Gleich, "so, I enjoy watching everybody else come and show their cows as I used to show cows when I wasn't in school.”
She adds, that having been in 4-H for most of her life, she was delighted to see everything that the 4-H students had to show this year.
“Last year was my last year in 4H and I was showing online, so it wasn't as enjoyable. I really enjoy seeing all the kids come back and get to achieve in person and see everybody celebrate with them the community.”
The Lundar fair is a huge event for the community, and they are excited to keep these festivities going for many more years.