SCUGOG: Beloved characters from several decades of film and television will gather in Blackstock this weekend, helping to open the annual Blackstock Fair on Saturday (Aug. 24).
This year’s theme is ‘Disney on Parade’ and parade-goers can expect to see some of their favourite characters taking part. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Cartwright Central Public School at 10 Alexander St. in Blackstock and will make its way to the fairgrounds on Church St. to officially open the fair.
Although the fair officially takes place Aug. 24, the fun begins early on Friday night (Aug. 23) at 7:30 p.m., with the popular Garden Tractor Pull.
The event features a variety of age and vehicle classes, competing in a scaled-down version of a traditional tractor pull. Admission is $8 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under (preschoolers are free).
On the day of the fair, visitors can take in a number of activities, including the midway, Kids’ World, and various agricultural events including horse pulls and livestock demonstrations.
Another highlight of the day is the popular Demolition Derby, taking place at 7 p.m. and featuring four-cylinder and six-cylinder vehicle classes. The derby will also feature the return of the Soccer Mom Charity Classic, featuring local soccer moms going head-to-head in minivans courtesy of Langille’s Scrap, all in the name of raising money for charity.
Admission to the Blackstock Fair is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 12 and under.
For more information, call 905-986-0035, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blackstockfair.ca