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Summer fairs...still going strong
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It shouldn't be hard to find a fair to visit this week!

• Whoop Up Days! Aug 18-22, Lethbridge, AB
• Halifax County Exhibition Aug 19-22
• Providence Bay (ON) Fair Aug 21, 23
• Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto Aug. 21 – Sept. 7
• Grand River (ON) Ag Society Dairy Show & Tractor Pull, Aug 22
• Valley Ag Society Harness Racing (Morris, MB) Aug 22-23
• Fair at the PNE, Vancouver Aug 22 – Sept 7

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Harrow Fair's popular corn bingo cancelled this year
CBC News
Playing corn bingo at the Harrow Fair is a tradition many locals look forward to as a way to mark the unofficial end of summer before the kids go back to school. Using corn kernels instead of dabbers to play 50/50 bingo is usually a big draw at the annual fair, held over the Labour Day long weekend — but this year there will be no corn bingo.
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Safari Jeff and the city speak out on pet ownership bylaw
CJOB
Safari Jeff should have known about Winnipeg's pet ownership bylaw, according to Leland Gordon of the Winnipeg Animal Services Agency. Jeff McKay is facing a $1,500 fine after bringing his educational show involving snakes, a tortoise, and a crocodile to Kildonan Place Shopping Centre.
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Fair warning for this year
PR Peak
It has weathered multiple changes in format, location and governance during its 83-year history, but Powell River's long-standing Fall Fair may fall by the wayside without a new coordinator. At least for 2015. Powell River and District Agricultural Association president Kathy Rebane announced her resignation at the beginning of August due to increased commitments in her work life. "I couldn't devote the kind of time needed to be the president that I wanted to be so I thought it would be best to step down," she said.
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Crowds visit Stirling for 157th annual summer fair
Inside Belleville
Visitors from as far away as England and contestants from across eastern Ontario flocked to Stirling this past weekend for the 157th annual Stirling Summer Fair. While threatening weather may have reduced the crowds initially, Sunday's sunshine brought people out all day to take in the sights, the rides, the food and, of course, the competitions.
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Stittsville singer off to CNE competition
Ottawa Community News
Twelve year old singer Abigail Moffitt of Stittsville will be competing in the annual Rising Star Talent Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto later this month.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the CAFE News Brief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CAFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Townsquare Media to acquire North American Midway Entertainment
Carnival Warehouse
Townsquare Media, Inc.("Townsquare" or the "Company") announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire North American Midway Entertainment, the largest provider of rides, games and food concessions in North America, for approximately $75.5 million, subject to certain working capital and other adjustments. In connection with the acquisition, NAME's management team will join Townsquare and will continue to lead the business as a part of Townsquare's Live Events division.
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Cochrane Fair is fast approaching
Cochrane Times
The boundaries between urban and rural living will be bridged at the third annual Cochrane Fair, hosted by the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society (CDAS), running Aug. 21 to 23. From chuck wagon and Extreme Cowboy Races to Midway rides and pet shows, the fair features plenty of activities to entertain and enlighten throughout the weekend for only $5 a person and children under 10 free.
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Cape Breton County Farmers' Exhibition marks 99th year
CTV News
The Cape Breton County Farmers' Exhibition is marking its 99th year. "It's amazing to think that 99 years have come and gone," says organizer Maureen Murphy. At just 19-years-old, Adam Sampson is attending his first exhibition with his own display of cattle. "Wanted to be a farmer my whole life," says Sampson. "To be a first generation farmer is something extra special. There's not a whole lot of people my age starting this sort of thing."
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