SLIDESHOW: Heat doesn’t slow down Avonmore Fair

John MacGillis
SLIDESHOW: Heat doesn’t slow down Avonmore Fair
Young competitors show off the agility of their horses at the Western Gaming Show (John MacGillis/ Seaway News).

AVONMORE, Ontario – Hot weather was not enough to keep people from gathering for the weekend to see animal competitions, dancers and other activities at the 159th anniversary of the Avonmore Fair on July 19 to 21.

With Environment Canada issuing a heat warning and temperatures remaining high over the weekend, attendance seemed unaffected at the fair, according to volunteers. “We got quite a bit of warm weather so far this weekend, but that really hasn’t changed the turnout,” said Jim MacIntyre, President of the Roxborough Agricultural Society.

The fair scheduled events including 4-H Calf Rallies, a Western Gaming Show, and a performance by the MacCulloch Dancers. “We love being out here in at all of the local fairs, showing all of these beautiful animals and people really enjoy coming out and watching,” said Jill Robinson former President of Stormont 4-H.

“The fair is a great way to kick of the busy season for 4-H in this area and we really look forward to the next few weekends and fairs,” said Robinson.

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