It’s Fall Fair Time Again!
August 25, 2008

Fall is quickly approaching once again and this means it’s fall fair time! Fall fairs are an excellent time to enjoy and to participate in community spirit. The fairs offer something to every age and interest - whether it be taking in the many exhibits, sampling cotton candy, watching the livestock shows, or competing in the many contests. We’re most fortunate to have many terrific fall fairs right here in Dufferin-Caledon beginning this weekend.

The Orangeville Agricultural Society will be hosting its 155th Annual Fall Fair at the Orangeville Fairgrounds. The fair will open on Friday, August 29th and will wrap up on Monday, September 1st. This year’s fair will include: pet and livestock shows, a classic car show, entertainment, home craft competitions, horticulture, antiques, an archery demonstration, a demolition derby, and the Midway. For more information on this fair, please call 519-942-9597.

The 148th Annual Caledon Fall Fair, which is hosted by the Caledon Agricultural Society, will be held the following weekend (Saturday, September 6th – Sunday, September 7th) at the fairgrounds in Caledon Village. The fair will offer various events and activities including: a tractor pull, various rides and prizes, a parade, exhibits, and livestock displays. For more information on this fair, please call 519-927-5305.

The next fair to mark on your calendar is the 142nd Annual Shelburne Fall Fair. It will take place on Friday, September 12th and will continue until Sunday, September 14th. This fair is presented by the Shelburne & District Agricultural Society and is always a highlight of the fall. This year’s fair will include: antique farm equipment, a fair ambassador competition, a dog show, quilts, a demolition derby, a classic car show, as well as a talent show. For more information on this fair, please call 519-925-6520.

The last big fall fair to be held here in Dufferin-Caledon will be the 150th Annual Bolton Fall Fair. It will be held from Friday, September 19th to Sunday, September 21st. It is hosted by the Albion and Bolton Agricultural Society and will be held at the Albion Bolton Fairgrounds, in Bolton. This year’s fair schedule is packed with many events and activities including: a parade, antique tractors, a pancake breakfast, cruisers car show, demolition derby, fair ambassador and junior ambassador competitions, home craft competitions, livestock shows, a pet show, and much more. For more information on this fair, please call 905-857-4805.

Please be sure to also check out the Grand Valley Fall Fair, which is held on the same weekend (Friday, September 19th to Sunday, September 21st). Each year it is hosted by the Grand Valley Agricultural Society and promises to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Highlights include: an ambassador competition, Ag Awareness, 4H dairy show, home craft exhibits, a heavy horse show, a tractor and truck pull, a parade, as well as many other events. For more information on this fair, please contact Donna Blackwell at 519-928-5754.

I hope to see many of you at these outstanding fairs with your families for some good old fashioned family fun to kick off the fall season.

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