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SLIDESHOW: 4-H Day kicks off Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition


'Fall fair' wraps up Sunday

The 2018 Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition (ENSE) is in full swing in Antigonish. 

4-H Day took center stage Wednesday, with members displaying projects in more than 30 classifications, including cake decorating, foods, woodworking, welding, crafts, great outdoors, floriculture and sewing. There are also competitions with rabbits, goats, dairy, beef, waterfowl and poultry.

"I like everything - I can't choose," Gerrit Versteeg of the Heatherton 4-H Club said, when asked about his favourite part of participating in the movement.

More than 300 members, from ages nine to 21, and 80 leaders in Antigonish have been competing throughout the day for an opportunity to advance to the provincial show in late September in Bridgewater.

The action-packed day of competition will finish with the 4-H parade (6 p.m.), Miss and Master competition (6:15 p.m.) ENSE official opening (6:30 p.m.), 4-H Awards (6:50 p.m.) and 4-H tug-of-war finals (7:30 p.m.) at the Antigonish Arena.

The opening day will wrap up with a show from hypnotist Ian Stewart, which gets underway at 8 p.m.

The ENSE, commonly known as the fall fair, wraps up Sunday.

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