DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE:The fall fair season continues to roll along in North Durham, with the 149th edition of the Uxbridge Fall Fair this weekend.
The fair opens on Friday, Sept. 6, and runs until Sunday, Sept. 8 at scenic Elgin Park.
This year, the fair is celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Canada with a weekend-long tribute to agriculture and community spirit.
One of Canada’s longest running youth organizations, the 4-H name represents the four areas of personal development that have shaped the group’s focus for the past century: head, heart, hands and health. Since its establishment in 1913, 4-H has taught valuable life skills to countless young people between the ages of eight and 21.
Back for another great year of entertainment are favourites such as the Saturday night demolition derby, starting at 7 p.m. and the tractor pull at 7 p.m. on Friday night.
The popular barnyard rodeo returns on Saturday at 10 a.m., with the always-exciting lawn tractor pull following at 1 p.m.
On Sunday, the Heavy Horse show kicks off the day’s entertainment at 9 a.m., before the Canine Equine Challenge at 10 a.m. The action continues with a special Cowboy Obstacle Challenge, taking place at 11 a.m. The Horse Pull closes out the Sunday attractions when it gets underway at 2:30 p.m.
For automotive enthusiasts, a classic car cruise-in will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday also makes ‘Twoonie Day’ on the midway with $2 rides, games, popcorn and cotton candy.
The homecraft and vegetable buildings are open all weekend for visitors to take a peak at the entries to the host of competitions that make the fair such a special event for the entire community.
Adults can purchase weekend passes to the fair for $25, or can opt for single-day admission at $10. Children in Grade 8 or younger will be admitted free of charge. Please note that admission does not guarantee seating at special events, so be sure to arrive early.Throughout the weekend, free on-site parking for the general public is only available by entering from Elgin Park Rd.
As in past year, parking will be restricted on side streets in the vicinity of Elgin Park. Illegally parked vehicles may be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Those chosing to walk to the fair may enter through the gates on Water St. or Joseph St. Those dropping off guests at the fair are encouraged to use the Joseph St. entrance.
On Saturday, a shuttle will be available between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. from either Uxbridge Secondary School or Quaker Village Public School.
For more information on the Uxbridge Fall Fair, including a full schedule of events and attractions, please visit www.uxbridgefair.ca.
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