Fall is fair time and time to ‘Tarry awhile in Tara’

Fall is a time for fairs in rural Ontario and Mother Nature brought her finest to the Tara Fall Fair with warm temperatures and sunny skies on Wednesday, September 12th (2018).

(L) Arran Elderslie Mayor and Bruce County Warden Paul Eagleson waves to the crowd while riding in style
Firefighters lead the way
Ian Sinclair ‘chauffered’ the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies representative

Tara is the only Fall Fair in the region and, perhaps, all of southwestern Ontario, that holds its fair in the middle of the week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The reason is so that the local elementary school students can be part of the annual Parade.  Young people from the various 4H clubs also participate with the show judging of their cattle.

                 Young people proudly show off their cattle

Owen Shouldice is all smiles when he gets to climb aboard a tractor







Horses have always played a big part at the Fair

This is a Fall Fair that encourages young rural students to participate and, after 161 years, it is a fair that retains its rural culture and agricultural beginnings.

Scenes at the Fair

Wearing a protective coat after losing their wool one
Much lighter after getting sheared
Teacher Paul Bolton is … colourful

More than 300 students joined the parade
Two wheeler fancy fair goers
Mini horses are always popular
Magic show was popular
Gordon helped with the magic show
Square Deal Neil’s is always a supporter of the fair
         The Five Tocher Sisters – together at the fair for the first time in many years
                                         Suzie, Gail, Sharon and twins Diane and Nancy