Final county fair this season will have special equine section

People here might may have noticed that Mustang Sally and her little brown foal, Rusty, have taken up pasture on the lawns at the Erin Fair­grounds. 


Those horses are in town to promote Equine Erin – a special equine tent in celebration of this year’s 160th Erin Fall Fair.  Sally and Rusty are the creation of Iron Sculptor Joshua Kalfa; they are 7 feet tall, over  6-feet long and weigh 1.5 tons.

Sally and Rusty are just the start of many adventures plan­ned for a special section of this year’s fair.

The new Equine Tent will feature demon­stra­tions, clinics, horse products, educational materials, contests, and lots of free stuff.

The main sponsor, the Grand River Agricultural Society, will be showcasing the merits of a champion race­horse.  Fair officials will also welcome the Wellington Coun­ty Mounted Police Unit. The unit will be participating as event partners and be on hand for crowd control. 

Other horse activities will include horse whispering, educational talks and practical clinics such as:  what to look for when buying a first horse. On Monday, there will be an all breeds parade.  The Neigh Cafe will feature Kicking Horse Coffee and a rest area, for fair visitors.  

The Erin Fall Fair runs this Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 8, 9, 10, and 11. Complete Fair information can be found at:

For more information on Equine Erin: sponsorship op­por­tunities or parade partici­pation contact equinetent­@­ or call 519-855-4562.