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Carbonear Days weekend full of fun

Residents celebrate community with string of entertainment

Published on August 8, 2017

Published on 08 August 2017

Residents of Carbonear were invited to take part in a sculpin-fishing contest on the town’s wharf.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

Published on 08 August 2017

People of all ages joined in the competition, running back and forth the wharf to get their catches measured.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

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The biggest catch of the morning would be declared winner of the annual contest.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

Published on 08 August 2017

The weekend was kicked off with a lively accordion show at the Rorke Stores museum on Water Street.

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Published on 08 August 2017

Another contest saw residents baking tea buns, which were judged and ranked by other members of the community.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

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The judging took place in the town hall, where the buns were scored in various areas.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

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The 10th annual Carbonear World Cup of Tiddly Mens Champions.

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The 10th annual Carbonear World Cup of Tiddly Womens Champions.

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Fire trucks led the Carbonear Day parade through Water Street, greeting onlookers on the sidewalks.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

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Residents dressed to impress with costumes and floats, hoping for their chance to win an award at the end of the parade.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

Published on 08 August 2017

Some friendly faces also joined in, following closely behind vehicles participating in the parade.

Photos by Chris Lewis/The Compass

CARBONEAR, NL — Carbonear held another successful weekend of entertainment and activities to celebrate Carbonear Day.

The weekend was filled with events, starting on Thursday night, Aug. 3, and finishing up on Monday, Aug. 7.

Residents were able to take part in various competitions including a sculpin-fishing contest, tea bun baking contest, and tiddly championship.

On Monday, the busy weekend ended with the annual parade, where residents could either watch or join as enthusiastic members of the community came together to celebrate their home.

The Compass attended several of the events, with these photos to share.

Any events scheduled for Monday that were cancelled due to rain are set to take place on Thursday, Aug. 10.