Miniature horses a crowd favourite
While a few hands shorter than their larger equine cousins, miniature horses have become a crowd favourite at the Stormont County Fair, with the miniature horse show held in the Horil Ring on Sept. 1. Thompson Goddard photo
Carolyn Thompson Goddard
NEWINGTON–Stormont County Fair is a long-time Labour Day weekend tradition for visitors and local families providing an opportunity to appreciate the rural heritage in Eastern Ontario. There was something for everyone with agricultural exhibits, cattle and horse shows, home craft exhibits, a midway boasting mechanical as well as inflatable rides, vendors and of course the demolition derby and fair dance.
A fair parade preceded the Opening Ceremonies where dignitaries arrived in classic cars and Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon presented SDSG Service Awards to Stormont County Residents Christina Dunbar, Michael Huston and Pierre Thibault and mentioned William and Shannon Young would be receiving their awards later. After addresses by the invited guests and the unveiling of a plaque which described the Camp Kagama Pavilion and its relocation to the fairgrounds, Stormont Princess of the Furrow Haleigh-Jo tePlate opened the 2018 Stormont County Fair by telling visitors to prepare to “be wowed and amazed”.
There can be little doubt fairgoers were wowed and amazed at all the activities at the 2018 Stormont County Fair. Taking a stroll around the grounds over the weekend, there were opportunities galore to visit with friends, enjoy an agricultural show, take a minute to peruse the exhibits or enjoy some fair food.
As the 2018 Stormont County Fair wound down Monday afternoon, Stormont Agricultural Society president David Zummach thanked the “wonderful group of volunteers and sponsors” who “help and support us to make this a successful weekend,” and continued how the fair was a “wonderful way to end the summer”.