This rural fair has been in existance since 1852.In the beginning it was called Beverly Agricultural Society,
There were 181 members and prize money paid to the exhibitor's was $194.50. Compare this to today's volunteer membership of 500 and prize money of $80, 000 paid to over 1200 exhibitors.
The local newspaper in 1878 entitled an article of " The Rockton World's Fair, the name has stuck ever since......This small fair brings urban and rural together highlighting agriculture and education of agriculture..
|Apple Dumpling Cart|
|Beautiful horse and cart|
|Clydesdales 8 point hitch|
|School Children exhibit area|
|From high up on ferris wheel . Yes, it was cool and grey and a bit rainy!|
|Granddaughter Brittany enjoying the view|
|Grandsons Brock and Brayden|
|Figure 8 demolition derby|
|Granddaughter Brittany and daughter Rosanne|
|Rick Mercer CBC personality doing a stunt roll |
|Mini tractor pull , kids were so cute , winners even got little trophies.|
|End of day ,sun trying to shine on the demolition derby held at the grandstand .|