An initiative, organized by the Kincardine Agricultural Society for the second year, has once again proved to be a resounding success.
The Society sold “ag bags”, a reusable grocery-style bag filled with all kinds of treats and usable items, including cotton candy, a watering can, bandana, recipes and educational information about agriculture and farming. The bag also contained activities for kids.
Priced at $20 each, the bags sold out just days after their availability was posted on social media. Two hundred of the bags were up for grabs.
Fair ambassador Morgan Ritchie helped hand out the bags during a drive-through pick-up station, set up at Connaught Park on July 28.
“The bags were meant to bring a taste of the fair back to people’s homes, because we are missing the physical fair again this year,” said Ritchie.
The Society has planned virtual activities designed to engage the community and teach them more about the rich agricultural history of this area.
“A virtual fair will have a series of videos that will highlight local farmers and growers,” said Ritchie. “They have been filmed and are currently being edited by Jamie Edwards (JME Photography).”
Ritchie suggested people can keep up with the activities of the Kincardine Agricultural Society and Fall Fair, as well as the upcoming youth ambassador program, by checking the Society’s Facebook and Instagram pages regularly.
Tammy Lindsay Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent