Ormstown Fair may be approaching its 100 year Anniversary but there’s always something new at the fair. For 2013, and its 99th event, Expo Ormstown will be featuring a Talent Competition to let all those willing to show off their voice and instrumental talents. Here's the full schedule.
In celebration of next year’s 100th anniversary, muralists from across North America will be on site constructing a mural which will be erected on the Walsh building upon completion.Visit the muralists to see the mural in progress and hear their stories.
Also new this year is a sugar shanty on site, evaporator and all! Come see how producers make maple syrup, and if you’re lucky you’ll even be able to sample some local products!
The parade is just the start to the three days of an action-packed program that follows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Livestock exhibitions, equestrian events, agriculture displays, an array of handicrafts, baking and flower displays, musical and dance performances, tractor pulls, a demolition derby, and the list goes on! All these elements provide a fun and valuable educational country experience for the whole family.
Don’t forget to tour the sheep, goat and swine exhibition areas where you can watch sheep shearing demonstrations, as well as the poultry and small animal barn where there a wide variety of different farm birds. On Saturday, the 4-H dairy cattle show fills the arena and 4-H is holding a scrapbooking class on "Our 4-H history" to help celebrate 4-H Canada with its own anniversary in 2013 - 100 years!
The 4-H activities are followed by the magnificent show horses of all sizes being decked out in the horse barns as they prepare to compete (often with their riders in costume too!). The second floor of the Industrial Building showcases handicrafts produced right here in the Chateauguay Valley. Fine examples of craftsmanship (by children, teens and adults alike) in quilting, knitting, woodworking, art and baking are judged and on display.
Right next door the Friendship Tent has plenty of entertainment for all tastes throughout the fair, as well as the family Center which is designed for families with younger children. There are plenty of free games and hands-on exhibits, and a quiet corner to learn about nutrition and agriculture. Kids can play in the corn pool, try to "Name that Nose" and braid a horse´s tail, to name just a few activities. Expo Ormstown´s Family Center was awarded the Best Family-Oriented Activity prize by the Association des Expositions Agricoles du Quebec in 2010!
For those into mechanical thrills, new for 2013 will be the Farm Stock Tractor Pull which will join the mini-modified, semi-truck and 4x4 pick-up pull on Saturday night. To close things up, there is the Demolition Derby on Sunday afternoon where as many as one hundred participants will compete in 4, 6 and 8 cylinder and pick-up classes.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, come join us for the 99th edition of Expo Ormstown and see all it has to offer!