Fair season kicks off in Maxville

Alycia Douglass

MAXVILLE, Ontario – For many SD&G residents, the Maxville Fair marks the start of summer.

While the skies were moody and the grounds were wet, it wasn’t enough to stop patrons from enjoying the weekend’s activities

In its 129th year, the celebrated event still has a great deal to be proud of. With live music, agricultural shows, and a midway, there was something for everyone at this year’s fair.

The three-day event was jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family. From the petting zoo to the highland dance competition, fairgoers were enjoying all that the fair had to offer this weekend.

Ellen Cameron Maloney, of Ellen Cameron School of Dance says that Maxville Fair has been a longstanding tradition for her, having been involved since she began teaching as a teenager.

“When I was 13, I started teaching highland dance, and Maxville Fair was our debut competition,”  Cameron Maloney. “The fun thing about the fair is that they get to compete with their friends and then go off and enjoy the rest of the day.”

“It’s unfortunate we couldn’t be outside because of the weather, but this is usually our first outdoor competition of the season,” said  Cameron Maloney. “There’s not as much tension at this kind of event – the air of the fairgrounds takes over and helps them to get through their day.”

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