Puslinch celebrates with 170th annual Fall Fair

The annual Fall Fair here runs Sept. 10 and 11, and the organizers pack a large number of activities and events into those two days.


The action begins Friday at 7pm with a local and area tractor pull, Dan the Balloon Man, from western Canada, who ties amazing balloons, and then, Stars of Pop, which features tributes to Taylor Swift, Han­nah Montana, Miley Cyrus, and Avril Lavigne.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for kids.

Things really get busy on the Saturday, with the gates opening at 9am.

There will be a Classic Car Show, sponsored by Capital Paving. Fair organizers welcome all those who want to bring their classic cars. A small fee applies.

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy will be on hand with its birds of prey, and present three shows.

There will be heavy and light horse shows, and an Old MacDonald’s Farm for the kids.

It would not be a fall fair without the annual 4-H competitions and Fall Fair hall exhibits. There will, of course, also be a midway to thrill the kids and those young at heart.

There are children’s games and competitions for prizes, in­cluding races, which en­tertain large crowds of adults. There is even a family relay race.

Also included is a children’s pedal tractor pull, and a blindfolds giant bale rolling contest.

The Junior Garden Club will have its display, and there will also be a market place tent. One big attraction will be a pie eating contest.

The Canadian Cham­pion­ship Barbecue Team will be on hand, and it will present trophies and awards.

Diners will be able to dig into a dinner, which is new this year. Featured for people’s dining pleasure are ribs, chicken, brisket, and pulled pork, plus salads potatoes, and more, including some special items for the kids.There will be a wide selection of desserts, and ice cream cones are also on the menu for the kids.

Tickets are $15 for those 13 and over, and kids 12 and under eat free. For barbecue in­for­mation, visit www.­capi­talpav­ing­.net.

From 6 to 7pm, Kori Pop will perform, and then Farmer takes the stage in the tent.

There is a dance at the hall, featuring the Country Squires

Funds raised from the car show, beer tent, barbecue dinner and ATV and lawn tractor pulls go to buy Sports equipment for the multi-use facility being built in Aberfoyle.

Admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and $2 for kids.

For information, call Le­anne at 519-255-7573.