Nor­folk County Fair and Horse Show

Simcoe Reformer - - NEWS - photos by MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE RE­FORMER

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.

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