OAAS News – Millbrook Spring Fair

~ June 6th to 9th, 2024 ~

Millbrook, ON – Embrace Spring at the Millbrook Spring Fair

From June 6th to 9th, 2024, the Millbrook Spring Fair welcomes visitors to celebrate the arrival of spring in style. Nestled in the heart of Ontario’s countryside, this beloved event promises a weekend filled with family-friendly fun, entertainment, and community spirit.

Feeding the cows at the Millbrook Spring Fair

At the heart of the Millbrook Spring Fair lies its rich agricultural heritage. Livestock shows highlight the region’s farming prowess, with farmers proudly showcasing their finest cattle, sheep, and poultry. Agricultural exhibits offer insight into modern farming practices, while antique farm machinery displays pay homage to the traditions of the past. It’s an opportunity for visitors to reconnect with the land and appreciate the vital role of agriculture in their community.

But the fair isn’t just about farming – it’s also a celebration of springtime joy. Carnival rides and games provide thrills for all ages, while food vendors serve up delicious treats ranging from classic fair fare to gourmet delights. Live music performances add to the festive atmosphere, filling the air with toe-tapping tunes and infectious energy.

Heavy duty truck

One of the highlights of the weekend is the parade, featuring colorful floats, marching bands, and community groups from near and far. It’s a vibrant display of local pride and creativity, bringing the entire community together in celebration.

Old farm tractors at the Millbrook Spring Fair

As the sun sets on another successful Millbrook Spring Fair, visitors depart with memories of laughter, camaraderie, and the unmistakable feeling of spring in the air. For over a century, this annual event has been a cherished tradition in the Millbrook community, and its legacy continues to thrive with each passing year.

Millbrook Spring Far History

The Millbrook Agricultural Fair has a long and distinguished history, with records showing that local fairs were held as far back as the 1830s.  However, based on a 1949 grant submission for recognition as a centenarian fair, the Agricultural Society counts 1849 as the official date of the first fair.  Reorganization of the Agricultural Society in 1942 resulted in the switch from a fall fair to a spring date, and since that time, the Fair has taken place in June.  Drawing together all ages from both rural and urban communities to provide an educational and entertaining weekend is the objective of the Agricultural Society.  They accomplish this by offering a wide range of events, competitions, activities and displays that focus on the importance of agriculture while never forgetting to have fun.  The official logo, designed by Karen Shaughnessy and adopted in 1980, features a pig to symbolize the agricultural aspect of the Fair and a clown to represent the entertainment.

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