Palmerston fair features plenty of food and fun – opens Aug. 23

PALMERSTON – Farms, families and fun are the focus of any rural fair and the Palmerston Agricultural Society has made them the theme of its 2019 event, set to run Aug. 23 to 25.

With a theme of 140 Years of Farm and Family Fun, the fair opens on Aug. 23 with the traditional Friday night parade at 6:30pm, followed by the popular Taste of Minto dining event at the fair grounds at 7pm.

Axe throwing and pony rides are also part of the Friday night fun.

Saturday starts off with a Farmer’s Breakfast at 8am and the day’s schedule features  a Children’s Village (which runs all weekend); pedal tractor pull; an Auction of Champions; school, field crops and homecraft exhibits; the Palmerston Farmers’ Market Corn Roast Supper; and Box Car Movie Night. Birds of Prey shows will be held through the day.

Pig races at 1pm and a roast beef dinner put on by the Palmerston Marlins organization highlight Sunday’s activities, which also include a church service and a Teddy Bear picnic.

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