January always seems like one of the longest months of the year; however this year it seems to have flown by. I think it's because we've only experienced a true taste of winter the last couple of weeks. We've kicked off our year already with our general meeting on January 9th! However it's way too cold outside to get too much done; so you won't hear a lot from us until Spring. If you're looking for an advanced list we hope to have those posted soon, so check back often. Save the Date for September 16-18, 2016 and join us for another fair. "Keep Calm & Plow On"
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Harriston Minto Agricultural Society. Enjoy spending time with the ones you love this weekend...
It's always sad to see another Fair weekend has come and gone. Our volunteers work so hard every year to prepare for Fair weekend, it's a bit of a disappointment when the weekend comes to a close. Despite the rain we had Saturday, it was another successful year! We kicked off the weekend with a great performance from R&R Pet Paradise with their Power Paws Show. Saturday started with a down pour and the beginning of the parade. Thanks to all those that braved the rain to watch & participate in our parade. One of the exciting displays at the Fair this year was the Zoo to You Exhibit & the BMX Bike Show. Both displays were certainly a hit with the younger crowd! [caption id="attachment_193"…
The lazy hazy days of summer are almost coming to a close being that it's now the month of August. We all know what that means, right? It means school is just around the corner and the harvest is in full swing. It could also mean that your kitchen is in full canning mode. Well, Guess what?! We have many, many, many different classes to enter your canning and preserves into. We're sure there is almost a class for everything! So why not show us what you've been up to and enter your preserves in our Fair, it's only about a month away, Folks! [caption id="attachment_154" align="aligncenter" width="364"] Aren't they pretty![/caption]
Friday July 3, 2015 was this year's Ambassador Competition. We'd just like to say it was such a great evening and all of the contestants did such a wonderful job! Congratulations to our new Senior Ambassador Jordan Scholten and our new Junior Ambassador Austin Marcoux. We look forward to watching you both represent our Agricultural Society over this next year! [caption id="attachment_122" align="alignnone" width="200"] Pictured: Austin Marcoux left & Jordan Scholten right.[/caption]
Canada Day is a holiday to celebrate Canada's Birthday! It's also a great day to get together with friends and family. While you're all together why not make a few Canada Day themed crafts and enter them in our "Crafts" Section? In case you're wondering It's class 35 - Celebrate Canada Day Decoration on page 34 in our Fair Book. We would love to see what you can come up with! [gallery ids="94,93,95,96,97,98"] From candles, pillows, paintings and maple leaf cutouts - there's something for the whole family to do. Just remember to save those decorations and enter them in the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair. From all of us here... we wish you & your family a Happy Canada Day!
Hi All, The 2015 Fair Book is printed and ready to be picked up. Pick up yours today at the following locations: North Wellington Co-op Evergreen Variety RBC Royal Bank Scoop-It Bulk & Frozen Foods Elora St. Flowers Harriston Home Hardware L&M Markets Lots of classes to enter, and projects to get going on for the 2015 Fair! Let's Get to it!
Welcome to the new website of the Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society! There's less than 5 months until the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair and we have already so much to do! Fear not, Minto! We have our plans underway for the big event. Make sure you mark your CALENDARS for September 18, 19 & 20, 2015! You won't want to miss out on our our 2015 Fair "Aprons & Overalls." It's going to be one for the books, Folks!