OAAS News – Trout Creek Fall Fair

~ August 24 – 25th, 2024  

The Trout Creek Fall Fair, scheduled for August 24th and 25th, 2024, promises an exciting and fun-filled weekend for all ages. This year’s fair offers a variety of activities and attractions, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Trout Creek Fall Fair festivities kick off on Saturday with the highly anticipated Horse Show, where equestrian enthusiasts can witness impressive displays of horsemanship and skill. Throughout the day, visitors can explore a range of exhibits showcasing local crafts, agricultural produce, and innovative displays from community members. For families with young children, the Baby Show is a delightful event where the youngest attendees can participate in friendly competitions.

Welcome to the Trout Creek Fall Fair

Saturday also features a series of kids’ games, providing endless entertainment for the little ones. From sack races to tug-of-war, these games promise laughter and fun, making it a memorable day for the entire family. A highlight of the day is the Trout Creek Fall Fair  “Parade of Bling,” a dazzling display where participants can showcase their creativity and style in a vibrant procession.

As the day draws to a close, Trout Creek Fall Fair goers can look forward to a delicious Spaghetti Supper, perfect for refueling after a day of activities. The supper offers a chance to relax, enjoy good food, and connect with fellow community members.

Fun for kids

Sunday morning begins with a hearty Pancake Breakfast, setting a festive tone for the day. Visitors can indulge in stacks of fluffy pancakes, complemented by a variety of toppings and sides. It’s an excellent way to start the final day of the fair.

Throughout the Trout Creek Fall Fair weekend, attendees can also participate in a $5.00 raffle for a chance to win a Cummings Generator. This exciting raffle adds an element of anticipation and excitement to the fair, with the grand prize being a valuable addition to any home.

The Trout Creek Fall Fair is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of community spirit and togetherness. With a wide array of activities, delicious food, and exciting prizes, this year’s fair is set to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Exhibits at the Trout Creek Fall Fair

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History of Agricultural Fairs

Fairs are almost as old as recorded history. There were two types of ancient fairs: trade shows and festivals. From the biblical “Fairs of Tyre” to Sturbridge Fair in medieval England, fairs were used as market places and carnivals. In the 1700’s the British crossed the agricultural improvement society with the traditional trade fair/carnival and agricultural fairs were born.

These agricultural fairs were transplanted to the colonies by the earliest British settlers. The concept of fairs soon flourished in agrarian North America. In Canada, the first agricultural society was formed in 1765 in Nova Scotia. Ontario followed suit in 1792 with the Agricultural Society of Upper Canada based at Niagara on the Lake. From the Ontario strongholds, the concept of agricultural fairs spread west with the first settlers.

After a few false starts, the system of agricultural societies and their fairs spread all over Ontario in the 1800’s. They were organized by county and township and at one time numbered over 500 in Ontario alone. While agricultural societies used many methods (of varying success) to improve agriculture and the rural lifestyle, they’re most enduring and endearing legacy was the agricultural fair. Industrial exhibitions and festivals came and went, but the fairs just carried on. Fairs soon became an ingrained part of Ontario’s (and indeed Canada’s) culture. They still are, in our society.

Ontario Fairs have changed since their inception, but they still carry on their mandate of promoting agriculture and the rural lifestyle.

Want to see modern tradition meet the modern world? Attend a fair!

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