Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Rockton World Fair

Thanksgiving  weekend  spent Sunday at a rural Ontario  fair.... Rockton World Fair. This small village hosts 100,000 people over the run of the fair.

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

Floral  exhibit
From high up on ferris wheel . Yes, it was cool and grey and a bit rainy!
Granddaughter Brittany enjoying the view
Comedian .Juggler
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 .
This old fashioned  fair  was so much  fun from the midway to the grandstand shows.....


pinkglitterfae said...

I want to go here on of these days. My sister went last weekend and said it was so much fun!
there is nothing like an old fashioned fair :-D

Rosanne said...

It was a fun day! You got some great photos.

Muffy's Marks said...

I'll bet you didn't walk away from this fair disappointed!! Oh what fun! By your photos, I can feel the excitement in the air, along with the sounds and smells of a fair.

poppilinnstudios said...

Looks like a fun day! My daughter and I love to visit the fair-especially to see the animals. Have a good weekend!

Kim and Victoria said...

Wow. That really looks like fun!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi, Rosemary! Your first photo would be a great promotional photo!