Yesterday we drove to Naramata to meet our friends and check out the 36th Annual Naramata Summer Faire. Parking was scarce but we managed to find a spot not too far away.
It was a festive scene with vendor tents set up all around Manitou Park. Music from the stage wafted over as we walked across the field. We decided to do a walk about and have a look at all the interesting crafts and works of art. Very impressive to say the least!!
|Mauricio Cepeda Cooking Up Chorizo Sausage|
|Mauricio and his family|
Mauricio says that they are also at the Farmer's Market in Penticton every Saturday and their stall has become a big hit.
After lunch we did some more wandering and came to a booth advertising a Naramata Trivia contest. Craig Henderson, who was running the contest, called us over to try our luck to win a $350 gift basket prize. It was spin the bottle on a piece of cardboard and whichever letter it landed on indicated the question we would have to answer. It was a multiple choice set up and by chance my friend Carol and I both picked the right answers and our names are now in for the draw. Not sure when we'll hear the outcome. By the way, Craig is the editor of a website for Naramata called My Naramata.com so have a look and find tons of information about the history and happenings around this special town.
Carol McGibney having a go at a Naramata Trivia Game led by Craig Henderson
After the trivia game the sun was getting to us again so we decided that it was time for ice-cream and a rest under the tent facing a stage that featured on-going entertainment.
When we arrived some very talented young women in colorful costumes were doing some exotic belly dancing.
|Judi Ritcey, MC for the Penticton Concert Band on left and soloist Maddison on the right|
|Patrick McGibney takes his turn during the Horseshoe Tournament|
There was something for everyone at the Naramata Faire and we were tired but happy as we left for home!! We'll look forward to attending the 37th Annual Faire next year. Way to go Naramata! You have done it again!!!!!!!!