It’s Fall Fair Time
Ottawa Journal (August 22 – August 26, 2021)
David Tilson, M.P.
Fall is just around the corner and this typically signals changing leaves, children returning to school, and fall fairs. The fall fair is a long-standing and beloved Canadian tradition, dating back more than a century. Fall Fairs celebrate the best of each community where they’re held by offering: amusements, harvest celebrations, carnivals, and midway entertainment for the entire family. Here in Dufferin-Caledon, we are fortunate to have many fall fairs to enjoy during the month of September.
The Orangeville Agricultural Society will be hosting its 158th Annual Fall Fair at the Orangeville Fairgrounds. The fair will open on September 2nd and will conclude on September 5th. This year’s fair will include: a horse pull competition, a giant midway, a 4-H Dufferin-Wellington Holstein Show, a truck and tractor pull, a draft horse show, and a town crier competition. For more information on this fair, please visit: www.orangevillefairgrounds.ca.
The next fair to mark on your calendar is the 145th Annual Shelburne Fall Fair, which begins September 15th and ends on September 18th. It’s hosted by the Shelburne and District Agricultural Society and is always full of exciting events including: a demolition derby, an antique and class car show, lawn tractor races, an antique farm machinery display, a dog show, a heavy horse pull, an antique tractor parade, and a bicycle draw. For more information on this fair, please visit www.shelburnefair.com.
The 158th Brampton Fall Fair also begins on September 15th and concludes on September 18th. It’s presented by the Region of Peel Agricultural Society and promises many exciting attractions and lots of fun for the entire family. There is a bit of everything at this fair: a demolition derby, Cooks’ Comedy Car and Demo-Cross Race Competition, homemade jam displays, cattle shows, horse pulls, homemade quilt displays, and FMX stunt shows. For more information, please visit www.bramptonfair.com.
There are two fairs to enjoy during the weekend of September 23rd - the Grand Valley Fall Fair and the Bolton Fall Fair. The Grand Valley Fall Fair is hosted by the Grand Valley Agricultural Society and offers terrific entertainment for everyone. Highlights include: a truck and tractor pull, an ambassador competition, a parade, and a demolition derby. For more information on this fair, please call 519-928-5754.
The Bolton Fall Fair is in its 153rd year and is hosted by the Albion and Bolton Agricultural Society. The fair will be held at the Albion Bolton Fairgrounds in Bolton. This year’s fair schedule is quite full with many exciting events and activities including: a demolition derby, a dairy show, a bike rally, the Caledon Cruisers car show, an ATV pull, a poultry show, a kiddie pedal pull, a milking competition, and many exhibits. For more information on this fair, please visit www.boltonfair.ca.
There are several opportunities in the coming weeks to enjoy the many fall fairs taking place right here in Dufferin-Caledon. They’re a great way to experience the very best of our communities and to share in some old-fashioned fun and cherished traditions with our families. I hope to see you at the fair!