History on display at 208th Williamstown Fair

John MacGillis
History on display at 208th Williamstown Fair
Ella Lapointe made sure the animals were well fed at the Williamstown Fair 2019 (John MacGillis/ Seaway News).

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ontario – From August 9 to 11, visitors and locals alike flooded the Williamstown Fairgrounds to attend the 208th Williamstown Fair, a celebration of the history, traditions and talent in the community.

“This year we’re happy to have the return of the midway, more cattle in the 4-H, and more kids activities going on all weekend,” said Roy Perkins, a Director of the Williamstown Fair. “We like to keep to the traditions of the fair, but it is always important to be growing and improving to keep people coming back.”

Activities throughout the weekend include performances from local musicians, tug-of-war, horse shows, and a variety of other events. A free corn roast will also be taking place on Saturday evening.

The history of the fair will also be a focal point of the weekend, as Bev Runions, the fair’s former Secretary Treasurer, launches her book.

“It has taken me a while to compile all of this information and what has happened at the fair throughout the years, but now I’m really excited to share what I have been working on with everyone,” said Runions.

One of the fair’s biggest highlights is how it brings neighbours together, according to Perkins.

“Lots of people much rather giving up their time and pulling together at a volunteer level instead of a meeting level,” said Perkins. “If you need something done in Williamstown, you’ll have a long line of people ready to help.”

To view the 208th Williamstown Fairbook for a list of all events, click here.

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