The Riceville Agricultural Society celebrates its sesquicentennial!
Just as the entire country is celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, the residents of Riceville, within The Nation Municipality and East of Ottawa, also have big things to celebrate: the Riceville Agricultural Society (RAS) is celebrating its 150th anniversary!
Honoring Tradition and Heritage
RAS will be hosting its annual Riceville Fair from August 25th to 27th, 2017. Activities include adrenaline inducing ATV Stunt Shows, crowd pleasing ATV and Antique Tractor Pulls, new this year Redneck Rodeo Games, Turkey Supper and Sunday Brunch, Children’s Area, Live Music, Competitions, and Horse and Beef Shows! Antique lovers can also show off their truck in the annual Show and Shine or even compete in the 8th annual Truck Pull!
“I have never missed a Riceville Fair, declared the RAS president, Corina Shane. It was always an end-of-summer tradition, a place for neighbors, friends, and families to gather, to catch up, and say goodbye to summer. It is also a place that has taught me to give back to my community. My parents, who were both directors, have instilled in me the values of giving back to our small communities so they can continue to grow and have something they can be proud of.”
New this year
RAS is throwing a Backyard Party on September 9, which will feature a Backyard Grilling Competition and a lawnmower pull by Valley Pullers. On September 10, Boisés Est will also host their annual wood cutter’s event, Riceville Wood & Forests Exhibition, on the Riceville Fairgrounds.
“I am excited to be part of this growing association and to be able to give back to our community and friends with new exciting events, said Tobias Hovey, RAS’s vicepresident. We are planning on celebrating 150 years of hard work and fun with all those who come and support us year in and out. We are always looking for the new faces of those that have just discovered the hidden gem that Riceville Fair is.”
Fondée en 1867, la célèbrera ses 150 ans au cours de la foire de Riceville, qui aura lieu du 25 au 27 août prochain. Au programme, les festivaliers pourront assister à des spectacles de cascades et de tires de VTT, au au marché de saveurs locales, aux spectacles de chevaux ou de boeufs, aux tires de camions, et bien plus encore. De la musique et des activités pour enfants feront aussi partie des activités de la fin de semaine. Sur la photo, on retrouve le char allégorique utilisé pour faire la promotion de la foire, lors de la parade de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste à Fournier.