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Caledon Fair promises something for everyone this year

June 7, 2018   ·   0 Comments


The 2018 edition of the Caledon Fair, which has been running an astounding 158 years, is promising a wide variety of activities and entertainment for everyone in the family.

Taking over the Caledon Fairgrounds from Friday through Sunday (June 8-11), the fair will feature high-quality entertainment, rides, tractor pull competitions and much more.

In his 57th year with the fair and hosted by the Caledon Agricultural Society, secretary Clarence Pinkney said the work that goes into organizing the annual event begins the day after the previous one ends and that volunteers are needed now for next year.

“We need more volunteers because some of us that are on the board are starting to get older, like myself, and it’s a lot of work,” he explained.

The midway, always a favourite attraction, gets rocking Friday afternoon. “People can purchase a coupon for $20, which allows them to enjoy the rides as often as they want all day long,” Pinkney said.

“There’s also going to be a truck and tractor pull on Friday, which usually attracts a great crowd. Then on Saturday afternoon there’s the lawn tractor pull. That event starts at 2 p.m.”

Country music star Brett Barker will perform Friday and Saturday, but there will also be a British classic car exhibit, pony rides, children’s entertainment, the always popular Bavarian Gardens, a Welsh pony show, a 50/50 draw and many other attractions from morning to night throught the weekend.

The fair has been running in Caledon Village since the reign of Queen Victoria. According to the fair’s website, fairs were started across the country when it was beginning to be settled by pioneers.

Now in a more urban setting, it’s more important than ever to educate people about agriculture.

Admission Friday is $10, Saturday and Sunday $8, and a maximum of $15 for a family car. Kids under 12 years of age and 4H members with a valid membership card can get in for free.

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