Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show
Thousands of people made their way to the week-long Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show. There was plenty to see and do throughout the week. The fair wrapped up on Thanksgiving Monday.
Before there’s Thanksgiving dinner there’s Thanksgiving lunch at the Norfolk County Fair. For 10-year-old Paige Lingard of Simcoe Monday, lunch at the fair consisted of a deep-fried potato swirl and a corn dog with ketchup.
Kid’s Quest is a fixture at the Norfolk County Fair sponsored by 13 area churches. The theme of this year’s exhibit was Noah and the Flood. Jenn Richards of Wilsonville and other Kid’s Quest volunteers marked their 20th anniversary at the fair this week.
Bev “Gramma” Jewson sold strawberry products from Meadow Lynn Farms in Simcoe at the Flavour Fest farmers market venue at the Norfolk County Fair on Monday.
If you’re a kid, a day at the Norfolk County Fair is not complete until you’ve had your face painted. Opting for a tasteful design was Ariel Long, 6, of Windham Centre.
Bryanís Dixie Dogs was noticeable at the Norfolk County Fair this year by its absence. Bryan’s Dixie Dogs normally runs a busy concession by the grandstand but stood down this year due to the death in August of owner and founder Willard “Buster” Bryan. Bryan’s Dixie Dogs has been a continuous presence at the fair since 1946. The family plans to return in 2018. Daniel Eynon of British Baked Good in Simcoe, above, erected a shrine to Bryan’s memory on the midway in the area where Bryan’s Dixie Dogs normally peddles its fare.