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Fall Fairs Galore
And it's another busy week of fairs ahead! Visit one in YOUR area!
Arran-Tara Fair (ON), Sept 15-16
Sunderland Agricultural Fall Fair (ON), Sept 15-16
Queens County Fair (NS), Sept 15-19
Wild Rose Rodeo Finals (Barrhead, AB) Sept 17-20
Queens County Fair (NB), Sept 17-20
Niagara Regional Exhibition (ON), Sept 17-20
Richmond Fair (ON) , Sept 17-20
Hants County Exhibition (NS), Sept 18-20
Binbrook Fair (ON), Sept 18-20
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CAFE Board attends 250th anniversary of Hants County Ex
A 250th birthday is a pretty big deal – and acknowledging that, the CAFE Board of Directors decided to take their September Board Meeting to Windsor, NS so they could attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Hants County Exhibition. The organizers have planned two weekends of events and activities, with the kickoff on September 18th, described as "a journey through time, cultivation, culture and community – celebrating 250 years of the Hants County Exhibition!
Ontario investing $6 Million in cultural tourism
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Ontario is supporting arts and cultural events across the province that will draw tourists, boost local economies and create jobs.
Through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the province is providing $6 million over three years to grow cultural tourism in Ontario. This support will help arts and cultural organizations develop, promote and present unique events and exhibitions that bring visitors to communities across the province.
Mum's the word at Milford Fair
The Milford Fair will celebrate 30 years of the Marysburgh Mummers Saturday, September 19 (rain date Sept. 20).
The pancake breakfast is 8-10 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. and opening ceremonies at noon. Note: This year the 4H Sheep Club will bring their sheep. Judging from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and then on display for the rest of the afternoon.
Local chef to cook up feast for Fall Fair
The Free Press
Barrie Elliott is a local chef who has garnered a bit of a reputation. Last April, she won $10,000 on Chopped Canada, a reality show where chefs compete against each other to impress a panel of culinary experts. Elliott won the prize money and showcased the food and restaurant culture in Fernie, and now she’s onto a different project, highlighting local foods in the Fernie area.
Anderson Farm Fall Fair most successful yet
Thousands come out to Lively for fun day of family-friendly activities
After a disappointing year in 2014, due to poor weather, the Anderson Farm Fall Fair in Lively bounced back Saturday with its best event yet.
Sudbury farmer grows giant pumpkin for local farm fair
A farmer in Sudbury has grown another massive pumpkin and he's excited to show off the fruits of his labour at a local farm fair.
Stephen Smith has been growing giant pumpkins for three years now and said he's encouraged by the progress he's been making each summer.
"Well, I got a big pumpkin this year, that's for sure," he said. "It certainly tells me I'm doing something right."
FAMILY FUN 4-H: Helping youth grow by doing
King's County News
According the Nova Scotia 4-H website, 4-H stands for head, heart, hands and health. The program’s purpose is to prepare girls and boys for their future as adult citizens and to learn by doing.
David Hovell, of Port Williams, has been involved with 4-H for 37 years in a variety of capacities from a youth participant to a board member.
Embro Fair Sept. 18-20 is family affair with country flair
"Explore 4-H" Celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Ontario is the chosen theme for the 157th Annual Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society's Fall Fair. Fair dates are Sept. 18, 19 and 20 and all events are held at the Embro Community Centre.
What's new this year? The program on Friday night includes the game Are You Smarter Than a 4-Her? Let's see if the 4-H members who competed in the Go for the Gold competition can ring the buzzer faster that opposing team of adults who names are secret until the game begins.
Cambridge Fall Fair breaks tradition with first male ambassador
For the first time in its 176 year history, the Cambridge Fall Fair has a male representative to tout the fair at other community events across the province.
Aaron Kenyon, a 14-year-old who has been attending the fair for as long as he can remember, was elected "ambassador" earlier this month.
'Tweaks' to the Mitchell Fall Fair seem to have been successful
A community event like the Mitchell Fall Fair needs to adapt to new demographics and interests from year to year, and this year organizers proved the new events and attractions they added to the schedule brought more people through the gates.
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