Thanksgiving weekend tradition continues for 167th year
From livestock shows to lawn tractor racing, the Brigden Fair offers something for everyone
By Kaitlynn Anderson
Looking for a way to celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend with the entire family?
From October 6th to 9th, people throughout Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario will attend the 167th Brigden Fair, which is known for it’s wide variety of activities and attractions.
This year, the fair is estimated to attract 50,000 visitors, according to an article in the Sarnia Observer.
Some of the features include: a truck and tractor pull on Friday night, 4-H livestock shows, the midway, lawn tractor racing, lumberjack shows and the famous Saturday parade.
A full list of events can be found online.
“I believe people should come to the Brigden Fair because it is a great place to learn about agriculture and rural life in the area,” Taylor Myers, who has volunteered for the fair for ten years, said in an interview with Farms.com.
“Being one of the largest agricultural fairs in the area, we pride ourselves in being a family friendly fair with fun for everyone, young and old.”
In fact, the fair will be celebrating Canada’s 150 this year with classes such as wood working, iron works and decorative eggs, as well as with a cultural tent to celebrate the country’s heritage, she said.
“The tent will show exhibits of First Nation arts, crafts and dance,” she said.
There will also be wood and ice carving demonstrations, axe throwing, and displays of old time toys, said Myers.
The cost of entry is $10 per person, or $5 before 5 p.m. on Friday.
Elementary school students receive free admission.
On the fairgrounds, parking is free.
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