The Fair started out being known as the Scott Fair. In 1864, the Uxbridge and Scott Township agricultural societies amalgamated, to form one agricultural society. The annual fair was not known as the Uxbridge Fall Fair until 1967.
In the early 1970s the Fair was moved, from its previous date in October, to the weekend after Labour Day. In 1976, the tractor pulls were added to the Fair’s roster of events.
“Having been involved as long as I have, it’s the volunteers and the people that make this fair special,” John Park, President of the Uxbridge-Scott Agricultural Society said. “Our volunteers are a bunch of really hard working people. Some have been with us for a long time.”
Mr. Park added that new volunteers are always welcome.
Every year the Fair has a theme. This year, the Fair’s theme is “Made In Canada, Eh!” One of the new attractions is the “Great Uxbridge Carrot Cake Caper.” The object is to determine who makes the best carrot cake in Uxbridge. Your carrot cake will provide free entry to the Fair, on Sunday. There will be more than $110 in prizes entries.
This year’s fair also has a new midway provider and a new agricultural education tent.
“It should be a real bang up year, as long as we have good weather,” Mr. Park said.