SCUGOG: The Blackstock Winter Festival and Demolition Derby is returning to the Scugog area later this month.
The event, organized by the Blackstock Agricultural Society, will be held on Sunday, February 26th, in the Blackstock Fairgrounds at 3340 Church St. The festival will begin at 11 a.m. and is expected to feature horse drawn rides, as well as a beverage garden and multiple vendors.
The first class for the demolition derby will begin at 1 p.m. Classes for the derby, being run by Impact Motorsports, include youth mini, full size straight stock, full size trucks and pro mini.
Agricultural Society President, Dale Van Camp said the success of last year’s derby was the driving factor in why they decided to bring it back this year.
“There’s no doubt that if last year had been -25 degrees and snow blowing we would not be doing it again,” he said. “It just so happened that we had a good day and we are going to try it again.”
Mr. Van Camp estimated that they had about 2,000 people at the fairgrounds for the event, held on a sunny February day, last year.
Admission into the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years of age. Children under 5 get in free.
Mr. Van Camp encourages everyone to come out and cheer on their favourite driver.