COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The Fall Fair in North Durham’s Uxbridge will be continuing this year.
Although the preparations for the annual Uxbridge Fall Fair are underway, things will be happening a little differently this year. Covid-19 precautions will be put into place during this year’s fair.
Some events may not be held, to protect the safety of vendors, people attending and volunteers at the fair.
As of April 23th, the Tractor Pull and Demolition Derby have been postponed until a later date. This is because of Elgin Parks limited availability of space. Several events will be held offsite from the fair grounds.
For example, the antique engines and car displays may be held on the Museum grounds this year, but organizers are still in the planning stages.
There will also be a few competitions held on a virtual basis. One example is the Homecraft and Horticulture event. Online registration has already begun.
According to the Uxbridge Fall Fair’s website, Uxbridgefair.ca, “[The] Uxbridge Fall Board is working hard to adapt some of the usual favourite shows and competitions.”
There will also be virtual events taking place the weekend after Labour Day, according to their website.
“We do, however, need your help,” they wrote. The Board is asking for local companies and people to sponsor the fair. They will use the support given by the community to fund some of the events.
“We know it’s been a tough year for you, too, but we would appreciate any amount you can contribute.”
A few of the Uxbridge Fall Fair’s current sponsors include CSN-Precision Auto and Choko Authentics and Fast Eddie Speed Wear. These are the Fair’s title sponsors.
Sponsors can donate to the Fair by mailing a cheque made out to: The Uxbridge Fair, P.O. Box 1472, Uxbridge, Ontario, L9P 1N6. If you’d like to send a donation by e-transfer, please send it to email@example.com. They are also accepting cash donations. These can be dropped off at two local businesses in Uxbridge, including Sugar FX and The Bridge social.