TEMISKAMING SHORES (Staff) – There is little that’s more traditional in September in Northeastern Ontario than the annual New Liskeard Agricultural Society’s Fall Fair, begun in 1904.
Three days of fun for the entire family featuring food, exhilarating rides, crafts, farm animals, the Harvest Queen Pageant, baby show, dog show, vendors and attendance car draw are all sure to please visitors.
It runs Thursday, September 14, to Saturday, September 16, at the fall fair grounds.
The fair provides an opportunity for the local farming community to show urbanites a close up glimpse of what life is like on a farm and how relevant agriculture is to the region while celebrating the harvest season.
Thousands of visitors from across the district and further afield are expected to attend the New Liskeard Fall Fair.
One of the most anticipated events is Kiddie’s Day Friday, September 15, where over 1,500 area school children march through the downtown streets of New Liskeard on their way to a day of fair activities with free entry.
On Saturday, the excitement builds when the streets are lined with people as the annual parade takes place Saturday afternoon, winding its way through the downtown core of New Liskeard.
The midway is returning once again to the fair grounds offering thrills and laughter for all ages.
Perhaps one of the most popular and well-attended fair events is the Harvest Queen Pageant on Friday evening, September 15.
The judges will no doubt be faced once again with the difficult task of choosing who will wear the sash and crown of this year’s Harvest Queen.
The lucky contestant will represent this region both near and far in the coming year.
Other traditional fall fair events include horse competitions, cattle shows, small animal exhibitions, displays of produce and crafts at Riverside Place.
Plenty of musical entertainment will have you stamping your feet and singing along as you meet and greet family, friends and visitors to the fair.
As always, there will be plenty of vendors offering delicious food and confections.
Children will find various educational events at the fair sure to help them better understand the path of their food from the farm to the dinner plate.
The popular attendance car draw, held on the final night of the fair, features a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze LS.
People can enter nightly for a chance to win the car. Ten names will be drawn in the final elimination draw on Saturday evening.
Visitors will no doubt live the 2017 Fall Fair theme – Learn, Laugh, Share and Grow!
For more information see The Speaker’s Fall Fair supplement this week.