Dundalk Agricultural Society cancelled its fall fair in 2021 for the second year in a row due to effects from the pandemic.
But members decided to do as much as they could, while keeping everyone safe and observing all protocols and crowd limits.
As a result the “Keeping our Fair Distance” Showcase will be Sept. 11. People can greet the new Junior and Senior fair ambassadors chosen last Friday in a outdoor in-person contest that was shared onine.
A display-only walk-through exhibit of flowers, vegetables, arts/crafts, and even calves to see. It will give people a taste of what is usually a full hall in an ordinary year.
Other online competitions include a photography contest, a sunflower-growing contest and a baby show.
A kids’ colouring contest, will provide this year’s chance to win a bike, a draw that annually gathers all the young people at the end of fair day.
As time went on, organizers added more attractions. Many in the area are now looking forward to an all-day truck and tractor pull at the fairgrounds, along with a huge garage sale. A food booth and a beer tent will also be in operation.
Keep your Fair Distance Day will be flowers, vegetables, arts/crafts, and even calves to see.
All provincially mandated protocols will be observed, organizers stress.
M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald