FALL FAIR WEEKEND
FALL FAIR WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Adult $17, Senior/Youth $14, Children (5 & under) Free
The time of year is here when many communities host their annual fairs, a tradition that became popular in the region in the mid- to late-19th century. Upper Canada Village is presenting its own annual re-creation of a traditional 1860s fall exhibition, on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013
In the 1860s, such exhibitions were sponsored by Agricultural Societies, made up of mostly farmers and other men dependent on agriculture for their business. While the main aim of the event was the improvement of livestock and crops, it soon came to include displays of handiwork, crafts and cooking, as well as live entertainment and games. Visitors to Upper Canada Village during this year’s two day event can experience the excitement of one of these old-tyme fairs.
The Fall Fair is an excellent opportunity to see the best of things made and grown at Upper Canada Village. Agricultural and dairy products, vegetables, flowers, handiwork and fine art will all be on display in the Floral Hall. The general public is invited to enter their own creations and products, to see how they measure up against entries from Village staff. All entries must comply with 1860s characteristics and guidelines which are listed on this downloaded form.
Visitors to the fair will also have a chance to see prize-winning livestock such as chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and peafowl. A Heritage Cattle Show and a Horse Show featuring the Canadian Horse will both again be part of the program.
One of the highlights of the event is the more-than-“fair” prices for treats. Apples, Village-baked bread, Village cheese, cider and fudge.
What fair would be complete without entertainment? There will be plenty of knee-slapping good times when the Village’s musicians take to the stage on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Children will also be able to join in a game of ring toss, or in 3-legged races, sack races, wheel barrow races, and more.
The Fall Fair is a great tradition at Upper Canada Village, and remains one of the most popular events in the year.
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