The Orangeville Fair
Labour Day Weekend – August 29-31, 2014
The 2014 Theme is ‘Celebrating Our 160th Fair’.
Orangeville Fair organized and operated by the Orangeville Agricultural Society has been in existence for almost 160 years! It is probably one of the oldest volunteer organizations in the County of Dufferin and, hosts an event that is not exclusive to any member of the community-young or old.
The annual fall fair was the “a highlight in the activities of the year in rural communities”. The exhibition of wares was combined with entertainment, either in side-shows or small midways and the local community band. Friendships were renewed, ideas exchanged and prizes awarded for the best fruit, baked goods or handwork, horses and livestock.
The present day country fair is not a lot different. Livestock is judged and sometimes points given and accumulated for further prestige at larger shows or, just a ribbon to a first time exhibitor that handled the calf well in showmanship is enough of an achievement. Home Crafts displays are making a comeback to fill the exhibition halls with colours, scents and oohs and ahhs. And, there are ribbons for those talented, artistic young folks as well.
Come and see what the community produces!