Carter Romano, seven, tries out the bull riding Wednesday at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong.

Carter Romano, seven, tries out the bull riding Wednesday at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong.

Another busy day for the Armstrong fair

About 21,938 people walked through the gate at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Thursday

The Armstrong fair is proving to be popular.

About 21,938 people walked through the gate at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Thursday, up from 18,9717 during the same day last year.

“It was definitely a great Thursday for us,” said Bryan Burns, IPE general manager.

There were 17,145 people on the grounds Wednesday.

But attendance is expected to surge today, Saturday and Sunday as families enjoy the Labour Day long weekend.

“Those are the big days,” said Burns, who will be checking to see if this year’s fair surpasses 2014’s total attendance of 147,932.

Burns is encouraging everyone to come out and take in the fun.

“There is so much to see and do. There is something for everyone,” he said.

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, the exhibit halls are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the West Coast Amusements’ midway opens at 11 a.m.

The CPRA rodeo goes at 8 p.m. daily.

The IPE parade will roll through the streets of Armstrong Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

For more information and schedule details, go to www.armstrongipe.com.

 

Vernon Morning Star