By Barb McKay
The Tiverton Agricultural Society’s 152nd fall fair will have something for everyone, but organizers are focusing on ways to better include young people.
This year the agricultural society has introduced fall fair passports. The passports will be available to youth between the ages of 10 to 18 years old
“When they attend a function, or volunteer or go to an exhibit they get points,” said Doreen Soloduka, of the Tiverton Agricultural Society, adding that points will go towards prizes. “It’s a big incentive for kids and we’re doing it because we want to get more young people involved.”
The passports are posted on the agricultural society website at www.tivertonagsociety.com under the Coming Events tab. Passports can also be picked up at the Tiverton library and from the secretary’s office aon the day of the fair.
Also new to the fair this year is rural games. The games are designed for the whole family, Soloduka said, and there are events for young and old, including sack races and hay bale tossing. There is a rolling pin toss for the ladies and the winner gets to keep the rolling pin.
The Agricultural Society has hired a new midway company this year, Cope Amusements, and there could be different rides than what has been at the fair in the past.
This year’s fall fair will kick of Friday evening at with the ambassador competition, prince and princess pageant and, of course, the pie and cake auction. Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb will take on auctioneer duties.
On Saturday, a breakfast sponsored by the Tiverton Lions Club will be held at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre. The annual parade will begin at and will feature the new fall fair ambassador and runners-up, Teeswater Pipe Band, Bruce Shrine motorcade, Mocha Mini-Choppers Shrine Club, clowns, antique vehicles and floats.
There will kids entertainment and face painting at the Annex building Saturday from to
The fairgrounds will be filled with numerous activities, events and exhibits throughout the day, including a petting zoo, saddle horse show, miniature horse show, poultry show, pony rides and old farm tractor competition. The second annual texting competition will take place at Lions Hall at and is open to all ages.
Musical entertainment will be provided in the afternoon by