Russell Fair is coming soon!
Good old-fashioned country fun, food and entertainment is to be expected from Thursday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 10: That’s when this year’s 159th edition of the Russell Fair comes to the Russell Fair Grounds!
Music lovers will be excited by the news that this year’s Friday night concert will feature two of Canada’s best tribute bands – The Road Apples, Canada’s premiere tribute to The Tragically Hip and The Summer of ’69, playing all the hits of Bryan Adams.
And concert goers will get an extra treat this year – the show will take place under a massive tent being set up in the north baseball diamond.
The arena will be taken over by a four on four-hockey tournament!
What else is new?
First of all, the very popular Education Day is being extended to two days this year, Friday and Saturday. The Craft Beer Fest, held for the first time last year, is also being expanded so fair-goers can enjoy even more local and regional thirst-quenching beverages. Beer lovers are invited to enjoy the taste of a cold one on Saturday, Sept. 9, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
On top of all this, kids and adults alike will be thrilled to witness Live Pro Wrestling on Sunday, Sept. 10, as the Russell Fair is bringing in The Mighty Mini’s championship wrestling. It’s a family-friendly event that, according to organizers, is sure to entertain!
Last but not least, the ultimate aerial show i-Flip is a thrilling aerial show, including a 60-foot death-defying high fall, put on by Milord Entertainment.
The fair is also once again having a free special needs afternoon, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, offering an afternoon filled with activities, rides and a petting zoo for children with special needs with a chaperone to enjoy. Please register at email@example.com.
Anyone interested can visit the Russell Fair Facebook page or website www.RussellFair.com to check out everything the fair has to offer, along with the complete schedule of events or download the App. For more information, the office can be reached at 613-445-1742. A special evening with a live band, celebrating 60s music with tints of rock, surf and pop music will take place on September 16, as a fundraiser for the Russell Sports Dome. People are invited to come and relive some fond memories, by dressing in costumes that represents the 60s (Hippies, Beatles, Batman, etc…). Prizes will be given for the best costumes. All those interested may get their tickets at Pierre & Fils, Embrun or Pronto, Russell. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm. Corporate tables of eight may be bought, and individuals may also purchase tables. Contact: Doug Anthony, 613-445-6483 or Fern Beauchamp, 613-370-3376. – Vicky Charbonneau
The Russell Fair is a wonderful four-day event that celebrates its community’s agricultural heritage while providing a diverse array of family entertainment. So, as to mark the 150th anniversary, this year’s edition has a special twist on Friday, with a concert featuring two Canadian tribute bands: The Road Apples, Canada’s premiere tribute to The Tragically Hip and The Summer of ’69, playing all the hits of Bryan Adams. Information: www. RussellFair.com, App download or follow Russell Fair on Facebook.