Jeff Green | Aug 27, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - August 27, 2009 127th Maberly Fair, August 29, 2009
There's an old joke about a city dweller asking someone from the country if they ever lock their car door. “Only during zucchini season,” the country dweller replies.
The folks at the Maberly Fair have come up with a different solution to the same problem. Instead of foisting five-pound zucchinis on unsuspecting neighbours, put some wheels on them and run them over to the Maberly Fair this Saturday August 29.
Unwilling to rest on their laurels after 126 years, the folks at the Maberly Fair are bringing a unique new event to their 127th annual fair: zucchini drag races.
At 1:30 on Fair Day, the races will take place. The rules are pretty simple. Zucchinis are graded into three classes: 1 lb, 1-2 lb. and the open class. The vehicles must be un-motorised, and their width cannot exceed 8 inches. First zucchini to the bottom wins. The reason for the race is listed as “Just because”.
The fair is centred on theme of “Horses” this year.
Included in the schedule are a Light and Heavy Horse show, starting at 9:00 am, the annual parade at 10:30, poultry judging at 11:00, the light and heavy horse and pony draws at noon, Tip the Clown at 1:00, and the fair supper from 4:30 until 7:00 pm.
This year's fair will also include a farmers’ market and a kids’ bouncy castle.
Along with all of the fun and frivolity, there will be one serious event at the Maberly Fair this year. A plaque will be unveiled at the exhibit building in memory of long-time fair member Bill Kennet, and the building will be renamed “The Bill Kennet Building” in his honour.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7-17,and 6 & under free. For further information go to maberlyagsociety.ca