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Acton fall fair a winner this year

ACTON - The weather was made-to-order perfect, for the 98th annual Acton Fall Fair attracting people

Visitors enjoyed the many exhibits, events, vendors and attractions. Education Day on the Friday provided excitement for over 1,000 children who visited and participated.

A thank-you goes to Lord Acton for sharing his sausage making knowledge, and others who shared their skills.

New this year and popular was the display of rattlesnake items, including real fangs, skins, venom and rattles students could shake for themselves. The always popular outdoor games, hayrides, heavy equipment demonstrations and lunch were also all included in the day. 

Friday evening saw the crowning of 2011-12 Miss Acton, Jessica Watson. Along with first runner up Stephanie Kroezen and second runner up Sarah Cunningham, she spent the rest of the weekend on the grounds meeting fair goers. Watch for them at local events in the year to come.

Throughout the weekend crowds made their way through our Ag Awareness tent featuring live animals and milking demonstrations, while the poultry exhibit and competition had a record number of entries and showcased some of the best birds in Canada.

The parade attracted many on Saturday afternoon as various floats made their way through the downtown and into the fairgrounds. Meanwhile, many of the cutest citizens of Acton drew a crowd inside the Dufferin Rural Heritage Community Centre. With over 40 babies and toddlers entered in the annual baby show; the new format provided fun for both participants and spectators.

The 98th Annual provided a wide array of food vendors, business booths, rides and games, horse pulls, truck and tractor pulls, light and heavy horse shows, English Hunter riding show, flyball dog demonstrations, domestic art exhibits, a vintage apron fashion show, Gymkhana games, beef cattle shows, dairy cattle shows, kids pedal tractor pull and pet show, its hard to choose what to do first. The Spot in the Park was, as always, a popular meeting place.

Organizers thank everyone who support them again this year and helped to make the fair a success. 

The Acton Agricultural Society also greatly appreciated all the businesses support, and thanked all the volunteers.

 

September 30, 2011

 
 

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