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Haggis hurling, wife carrying among Fintry fling fun

The Fintry Highland Fair on Aug. 20 will feature games, music, food, and a shortbread competition
Couples can compete in the popular wife-carrying race during during the Fintry Highland Fair, slated for Sunday, Aug. 20, at Fintry Provincial Park. (File photo)

Get ready for a fling in Fintry.

The Fintry Highland Fair will take place Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fintry Provincial Park.

Entry is by donation.

At the fair you can sign up and take part in Highland competitions, including:

• Haggis hurling;

• Wife-Carrying Race;

• Welly-boot Throw;

• Tug-O-War.

The fun event will feature entertainment, including local musicians, the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band, Kilt 45, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers, and there will also be a KidZone.

As part of the frivolity, there will be a shortbread competition with judging starting at 1 p.m. You can pre-register at

Also on-site will be food trucks and vendors.

There will be a silent auction and 50-50 draw.

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Roger Knox

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