BROCKTON – “It’s a go,” said Morgan Inglis, president of the Walkerton Agricultural Society.
The theme for the 166th Little Royal Fair, appropriately enough, is “Welcome Back.”
“People are eager to get out and do stuff,” Inglis said.
The fair is sure to benefit. After two years of not having a fair because of COVID, plans are in the works for a triumphant return of the Little Royal, although the COVID situation remains somewhat uncertain.
The midway has been booked for the Oct. 14-16 fair, along with children’s entertainment, and events are still being added.
Inglis spoke about one that’s sure to be a major attraction, the heavy horse competition. Walkerton will be the last stop on the 2022 circuit, he said.
This year’s Little Royal promises to be what people have been waiting for – “horse show, kids’ events, candy apples, and all the other fair experiences,” said Inglis.
The always popular home craft displays will be featured, and there’ll be burgers, fries and hot dogs, and plenty of fun.
The Little Royal is the culmination of several events held throughout the year. Activities held so far this year include a quilt draw, paint night and fish fry. All were quite successful.
The next event will be the June 18 vendors’ market.
“It’s already fairly full,” said Inglis.
This will be the second time the event has been held.
Then on July 23 it’s the sixth annual classic car and truck show, in the parking lot at the ball diamonds.
“We’ve never had fewer than 100 vehicles,” Inglis said, and there have been as many as 150. “We have had cars from all over.”
There’ll be music and plenty to see.
Admission is free, with funds from the 50/50 draw and food booth going to the agricultural society.
Watch the Walkerton Agricultural Society’s Facebook page to see what new items are being added to this year’s fair.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times