Ripley Fair kicks off this weekend

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Happy fall, y’all is the message the Ripley Agricultural Society is sending out to the community as it gets ready for its 158th annual fall fair.

Like many other fall fairs, the Ripley Agricultural Society will not be hosting a traditional fall fair again this year, but the organization has incorporated a number of “live events” designed to engage the community during fair weekend and keep the activities of the Society top of mind.

The fair runs on Sept. 24-25, but a number of activities took place more than a week before fair weekend.

In the days leading up to the fair weekend, residents were invited to take part in a decorating contest for both homes and businesses, an online auction, quilt crawl, a virtual pet show and virtual videos.

Live activities, which were planned with pandemic restrictions in mind and will take place on fair weekend, include the selection of the new fall fair ambassador (live and featured on YouTube and Facebook), bingo for seniors, the fair rolling parade and pipe band, scavenger hunt and a public skate. On Saturday afternoon, three different bands will perform at the ball diamond, and food trucks will be on hand to provide munchies. Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the free entertainment.

“We are looking forward to seeing lots of great floats, antique tractors, and classic cars at our Ripley Huron Fall Fair Rolling Parade,” said past-president Fran Farrell. “We welcome businesses and organizations to participate. You can still register by email - ripleyfair@hurontel.on.ca.”

Tammy Schneider, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kincardine Independent

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