Stormont County Fair: ‘Summer’s last hurrah’

Stormont County Fair: ‘Summer’s last hurrah’
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CORNWALL, Ontario – For 148 years, the Stormont County Fair in Newington has been a Labour Day weekend tradition.

Organizers say over 12,000 people visit the fairgrounds from September 4-7 during the four-day event, which focuses on agriculture and farming.

This is where families get together annually for Labour Day weekend, then folks are off to college, or school – it’s summer’s last hurrah,” said Barbara-Ann Zummach, the fair’s secretary treasurer. “More than 300 volunteers from all over Stormont County rally to make sure it’s a success.

The Stormont County Fair began in a field east of Willard Wereley’s. It then made its way to Osnabruck Centre, until 1867, when the official Stormont Agricultural Society was formed and permanently moved it to Newington.

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Fair schedule


All Day Agricultural Machinery Display – South of South Ring

8:00am Modified/3-Pitch Tournament

9:00am Light Horse Show -North Ring 

9:30 am Interdenominational Church Service – Grandstand

11am-6pmEducational / Kinder Corner- Community Area> Old Exhibit Hall   

11am-6pm Old Exhibit Hall Open – Hospitality & Community Area / Concessions

11am- 6pm Stormont Hall Open (new locations for EXHIBITS) 

11am-5pm Hospitality Area -Open  in Old Exhibit Hall

11am-5pm Highlighting our Heritage -Old Exhibit Hall   

11am-5pm Petting Zoo – South of South Ring

11am-Close Midway by Gable Brothers Show

11:30am Rebecca Skye Kids’ Show -Pavilion  

11am Baby Contest Registration -Dugout   

11:30am-1:30pm Perkins Rona Children’s Workshop  -Community Area in Old Exhibit Hall – Limited to 60, first come first served

11:30am 4H Beef Achievement Day -Cattle Ring

12:00 noon Antique Farm Machinery Display-South Ring – Baby Contest -The Dug Out – Hands On Exotics -South Ring -in between shows> hands on 1:1   

12:30pm Country Roads-Grandstand

1-2:30pm Craft Table & Treasure Hunt (parent & child, 6yrs & under)-Community Area in Old Exhibit Hall

1pm & 4pm Junkyard Symphony -South Ring  

1pm Hereford & Simmental Show – Cattle Ring Cattle Entry Form  (Fill-able)

1-4pm Face Painting-Tattoos -Pavilion   

1pm-11pm Dugout Open with MDJ

1:30pm Country Roads -Grandstand

1:30pm Hands on Exotics -South Ring  -in between shows> hands on 1:1

1:30pm BINGO-Stormont Hall

2-4pm Pickled Weiner Contest -Dugout

2:30pm Rebecca Skye -Kids’ Show -Pavilion

3pm Hands on Exotics -South Ring -after show until 4pm> hands on 1:1

3:30pm-4:30pm Brittany Boots-Grandstand

4pm Junkyard Symphony -South Ring

4:40-5:30pm Gracie and Eric Willison-Grandstand

5pm Rebecca Skye – Kids’ Show -Pavilion

6pm Talent Search -Grandstand Talent Search


All Day Agricultural Machinery Display – South of South Ring

9am-1:30pm Farmers’ Market  

9am-3:45pm Exhibit Hall Open    

9am-3:45 pm Hospitality Area -Open  in Old Exhibit Hall

9am-3.45pm Stormont Hall Open (new locations for EXHIBITS)

10am Modified/3-Pitch Tournament Finals

10am-3pm Petting Zoo – South of South Ring

10am-4pm Educational / Kinder Corner- Community Area> Old Exhibit Hall 

10am Close Midway by Gable Brothers Show

10:30am 4-H Dairy Achievement Day -Cattle Ring   

10:30am Radical Science -South Ring

11am-6pm Dugout Open -DJ/Karaoke

11am, 1pm, 3pm Sheep Shearing -Cattle Barn

1pm-4pm Face Painting-Tattoos -Pavilion

11am-3pm Highlighting our Heritage – Hospitality Area in Old Exhibit Hall

12noon Horse Drawing Competition   – Bingo -Stormont Hall    

12:30pm Radical Science -South Ring      

2:15pm Radical Science -South Ring

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