I am excited to announce that we are finally going to be once again celebrating
the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair in person! Our Fair theme for 2022 is “Flannel
Shirts and Denim Skirts” and we are excited for the events that are to come!
You can expect to see our traditional events such as the baby show and demo
derby along with some new and creative events. We have something for the
whole family to enjoy and a variety of exhibits to showcase the many talents of
people in the community. We have a dedicated group of volunteers that have
been working very hard all year to bring you the best fair yet!
We look forward to seeing you in your flannel and
denim from Sept 16th – 18th!
Dating back to 1859, the roots of the Harriston Minto Agricultural Society run deep. Our flagship event is the Harriston Minto Fair, which runs on the third weekend of September annually. This event is what started the Society, and has been running for over 150 years. The Harriston Minto Agricultural Society is formed by the members of the community, mostly those who exhibit at the fair, and has a Board of 18 Directors, and an Executive of six people.
In addition to the fair run each year, the Agricultural Society is active in the community to promote agriculture and community betterment. This includes donating and volunteering for the Palmerston & District Hospital Foundation’s Annual Starlight Gala, supporting youth groups such as local 4-H programs, Wellington County Junior Farmers, our Harriston Minto Junior Directors, our Ambassador Program, and Norwell District Secondary School’s annual Relay for Life program, and supporting local groups during the fair weekend such as the Womans’ Institutes, Girl Guides and Brownies, Shrinners, Cancer Society, Minto Optimists, Harriston K-40 and Kinsmen, the Horticultural Society and the Minto Food Bank. A portion of our gate proceeds is contributed to the Town of Minto, and all proceeds from our annual Share the Wealth draw have historically been given to the Palmerston & District Hospital Foundation.
The fair also provides an entertaining weekend for all ages and interests. Many college and university students as well as local residents and their extended families make fall fair weekend a time to come home and reunite with each other.
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