All roads lead to Wil­liamstown Fair

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Special - - Discover Glengarry Year-round -

The Wil­liamstown Fair, which runs this year from Aug. 7-9, is Canada’s Old­est Fair and it awaits you!

Nes­tled in the pic­turesque Vil­lage of Wil­liamstown, one hour from both Ot­tawa and Mon­treal, the Wil­liamstown Fair bridges the gap be­tween ru­ral and ur­ban fair­go­ers.

The St. Lawrence Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety will be host­ing the 204th Edi­tion of this clas­sic ru­ral fair. Its ru­ral way of life and her­itage is pre­sented in an in­for­ma­tive and en­ter­tain­ing man­ner on 11 beau­ti­fully land­scaped and shaded acres. The fam­ily ori­ented, clean and safe en­vi­ron­ment makes this the per­fect way for the en­tire fam­ily to spend a most en­joy­able week­end.

Agri­cul­ture is an im­por­tant com­po­nent of this fair. Dis­plays of farm­ing equip­ment and an­tiques can be found through­out the fair­grounds while the Agri­cul­tural Aware­ness Build­ing high­lights milk pro­duc­tion, cheese mak­ing, for­age, honey and wool spin­ning. The new ‘Sugar Shanty’ will show­case the maple in­dus­try. Pro­duce from field and gar­den, culi­nary and hand­i­works can be found in the Ex­hibit Hall.

There are Hol­stein and Ayr­shire cat­tle shows as well as the Glen­garry 4-H Dairy Achieve­ment Day com­pe­ti­tion. The English, Western and Paint Horse shows run through­out the week­end while the Fri­day night Heavy Horse Pull draws a tremen­dous crowd.

The Pet­ting Zoo, sheep shear­ing, sheep herd­ing, and black­smith are very pop­u­lar at­trac­tions. The pop­u­lar Rare Breeds Tent will again show­case fine her­itage an­i­mals.

Con­ces­sions and the Clas­sic Amuse­ments Mid­way along with con­tin­u­ous lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment on two stages are all part of the mod­ern day Wil­liamstown Fair. If crafts are to your lik­ing, the An­nex will fea­ture lo­cal crafters selling their beau­ti­ful wares.

Ladies and gen­tle­men, the fair awaits.

Whether it’s tak­ing in the craft show or the pet show, you’re sure to find some­thing in­ter­est­ing at the Wil­liamstown Fair

The milk­ing booth is al­ways a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion at the Wil­liamstown Fair

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