SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
SCUGOG: The 152nd Blackstock Fair is returning this weekend, with brand new demonstrations, attractions, and entertainment.
The action kicks off Friday night, with a demolition derby, starting at 7:00 p.m. The derby had 38 cars last year, and Fair Board President, Dale VanCamp said there will be even more this year. With an increase in prize money from years prior, Dale hopes this derby will be the biggest one yet.
The following day, the fairgrounds will be filled with all different types of games, entertainment, and fair food.
“They’re will be all sorts of concessions with all sorts of interesting fair foods. Everything from a blooming onion to a funnel cake and all sorts of things like that,” said fair organizer, Joyce Kelly.
Some of the new and main attractions at the fair to look out for are the juggling display, Sheep to Shawl demonstration, air bounce adventures, horse show, and Kids World.
“Kids World is a wonderful place for kids, they have all kinds of things there from face painting to all sorts of activities for children,” Joyce said.
Kids World will feature a variety of games and activities including the bubble zone, frog show, bouncing castle, pedal pull contest, and pepper the clown.
Adults will have no shortage of activities either with live music and entertainment to keep them busy while on the fairgrounds.
The Blackstock fair is a great place to meet with old friends as well, according to Dale.
“It’s a good opportunity for people to come back to the Blackstock Fair and see some old friends they haven’t seen in a while,” he said.
Joyce agrees and said the fair is a community event that really brings people together.
Admission to the demolition derby on August 25th is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 5-12, and free for children under 5. Admission to enter the fair on the following day is $10 for adults and free for elementary school students or toddlers. Parking on the fairgrounds cost $2 as well.
Dale would like to encourage everyone in Blackstock, Port Perry, and the surrounding area to come out to the event, and enjoy a day at the fair.
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