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Fairs celebrate the season
It's another busy week of fair activity ahead! Check it out for yourself.
NB Provincial Exhibition (Fredericton), Sept 6-12
Pictou County & North Colchester Exhibition (NS), Sept 9-13
Alberni District Fall Fair (BC), Sept 10-13
Russell Fair (ON), Sept 10-13
Spencerville Fair (ON), Sept 10-13
Cochrane Fair (ON), Sept 11-12
Western Fair (London, ON), Sept 11-20
Melville Fair (SK), Sept 12-13
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Organizers say early figures suggest CNE attendance up 10 per cent this year
Although the final figures have yet to be tallied, organizers with the Canadian National Exhibition say early numbers suggest that attendance at this year's event will be the highest on record since 2004. In a news release issued Tuesday, CNE organizers said that an estimated 1.43 million visitors attended the midway this year, an increase of about 10 per cent from last year.
Senior wins again at Meaford-St. Vincent Fall Fair
Among the many winners at this year's Meaford-St. Vincent Fall Fair is a senior citizen who set a record in the number of years she's entered quilts, home baking and other homecrafts – and won prizes for them.
This year marked the the 60th year that Helen Vickers has taken part in competitions at the M.SV. Fall Fair.
Annual Mildmay Carrick Fall Fair Pageant approaching
The 152nd Annual Mildmay Carrick Fall Fair Pageant will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the pageant beginning at 8:00 p.m. This year, we have eight contestants competing for the title of Ambassador of the Fair.
Timmins Fall Fair looking for contest participants
Timmins residents are encouraged to show off their unique skills at the Mountjoy Fall Fair next weekend by entering into the annual exhibition.
Whether it's a pumpkin they grew with their seasoned green thumb, a stunning photograph they captured, a delicious pie they slaved over, or a quilt they've been putting together for the past year, there is something for almost every talent imaginable as there are 300 different classes at the fair's exhibition this year.
Uxbridge Fall Fair celebrates agricultural heritage
This year's 151st Uxbridge Fall Fair is looking ahead with a ‘Cultivating Future Farmers’ theme.
This year's events and exhibitions are designed to celebrate the future of the township's rich agricultural heritage. Food and other fun will be on offer all weekend with fan-favourite events such as tractor pulls, demolition derby, livestock shows and midway fun.
Port Hope fall fair Sept. 18-20
Organizers of the 184th Port Hope Fair remind you that it's almost time for another great year.
The 2015 fair — whose theme is Denim Days — runs from Sept. 18 to 20, and president Janelle Gladding said there will be activities of interest to both town and country audiences.
Owen Sound Fall Fair opens today
Owen Sound Sun Times
Owen Sound's fall fair can trace its roots back to 1852, 15 years before Canada became a nation.
The celebration of agriculture, autumn and antique tractors has been held each year since and is set to open for its 163rd edition at Victoria Park.
Fall fair a huge success
The Cold Lake Sun
The Cold Lake Agricultural Society 40th annual bench show was a prized event on August 27 at the Agriplex.
In celebration of its 40 years, the organizers incorporated several new and creative ideas to attract people of all ages.
"Seemed to be quite a few ages there , we had the bouncy house, we had a fishing pond for the children and we had people giving out candies," said Joyce Verrier, manager of the farmer's market.
Meaford & St. Vincent Fall Fair celebrates 160 years
For 160 years, the Meaford & St. Vincent Fall Fair has showcased the agricultural heritage that built the community we know today. 160 years of the Fall Fair isn't the only milestone being celebrated this year.
Hants County Exhibition celebrates 250th anniversary
The oldest agricultural fair in North America is marking a big anniversary — 250 years.
"We're older than Canada. We're older than newspaper, radio and cameras. There's a whole list," said Brian Casey, president of the Hants County Exhibition and Maritime director for the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions.
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