Vietta McInnes | Aug 24, 2016

This Saturday, the 134th annual fair will take place in Maberly. To coincide with the Tay Valley 200th Anniversary, the theme is “Heritage”. The light horse show beginning at 9:00 am sharp. The opening parade of the ‘biggest little fair to stop traffic on Hwy 7,’ will commence at 10:30, entering the fairgrounds around 11:00 am.

New this year, following the opening ceremonies, will be a cake decorating contest including: Keith Kerr - Reeve Tay Valley Twp., Paddy O'Connor - Town Crier Central Frontenac, Gail Code - Warden Lanark County, Frances Smith - Mayor & Warden of Central Frontenac, and of course our very own Agricultural member Gordon Patterson - Vice President. They will hopefully all be dressed in period costume. Dave White from Lake 88 will act as MC. Once completed, the cakes will be auctioned off. The highest bid will determine the winner.

Tony Leduc, Hermann Amberger, Barb and John Fife, Fiddlers and Friends, and Norm Herns, Harry Van Alstine and friends will entertain on stage starting at noon. The horse draw starts at noon and the famous zucchini races begin at 1:30 p.m. Also on the grounds will be the West Wind Petting Farm, Psychic Marilyn of Kingston, Tai Chi Demonstration and others, plus all our hall displays. There will be Agricultural displays in the steel building this year, Milk Marketing board and Cattlemens Assoc. will have a display there. The dinner will be hosted by the Fall River Restaurant starting at 4 pm and will include pulled pork on a bun, salad, drink and dessert for $15.00. Entry to the fair is $5.00 for adults, 7 - 17 years $3.00 and 6 and under free.

The Maberly Agricultural Society website crashed in July and has yet to be fixed. Anyone looking for information can contact Rosetta McInnes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on facebook or at 613-268-2548 or cell 613-390-2548 or any member of the Ag. Society. Fair books available at Maberly Post Office, McDonalds Corners Store, and Dodds and Erwin. Come on out to the fair. Entries can also be dropped off at the drop box at the entrance to the fairgrounds prior to the fair.

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