SCUGOG: Fair season in North Durham continues this week, as the Port Perry Fall Fair returns for a long weekend celebration of all things agriculture.
This year’s fair takes place from Saturday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 2, at the Port Perry Fairgrounds, located at Old Simcoe Rd. and Reach St.
Favourite features returning to this year’s fair are events such as the tractor pull, demolition derby, rodeo bull riding and a classic car show, all taking place over the course of the weekend in addition to the many agricultural displays and shows.
New this year is the Port Perry Fair Idol competition, in which aspiring pop stars ages 12 to 25 will take to the stage to perform in front of a live audience. The contest takes place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31, with auditions from 10 a.m. to12 p.m.
On Sunday night (Sept. 1) at 9 p.m., country music performer Dallas Smith will perform at the entertainment shelter, preceded by up-and-coming local singer Riki Knox at 8 p.m.
Admission to the fair is $10 per day for adults (age 14 and older), $4 per day for children (ages five to 13) and free for pre-schoolers (age four and under). Weekend passes are also available at $18 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is $3 per day.
Advance midway passes are still available at Vos’ Independent Grocer, located at 1893 Scugog St. in Port Perry, until 12 p.m. on Aug. 31. Advance passes are $25 each.
For more information, visit www.portperryfair.com.
Fair season continues next weekend with the Uxbridge Fall Fair (Sept. 6 - 8) followed by the Sunderland Fall Fair (Sept. 10 and 11). See Pages 14 and 15 of today’s Standard for a full schedule of events.