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Saturday, October 19, 2019

165th Little Royal Fair in Walkerton

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

Many family focused events throughout weekend.

The Little Royal Fair is taking place in Walkerton this weekend, and this is the 165th anniversary of the very popular event.

With so much to see and do, spokesperson Gail DuPuis invites everyone to come out to the Little Royal Fair in Walkerton.

This weekend's fair includes a wide variety of events and shows for the entire family.

Along with the Midway there is also: Chuck Wagon Races, Light and Heavy Horse Shows, Team Penning, a Pet Show, Petunia the Clown, Magic Shows, a Saddle Show, a Kids Mini Tractor Pull, Face Painting, a Kids Scavenger Hunt a

Touch a Tractor event as well as a Hot Roast Beef Dinner Saturday evening and a Breakfast Sunday morning.
(first time in years to have a midway)

There is also a large selection of exhibits, crafts, quilts and goods to take in as well.

DuPuis notes that the Little Royal Fair is steeped in rich agricultural tradition and it is her hope that the Fair's Field to Fork Display will provide youth with a better understanding and a deeper appreciation for the role farmers pay in our lives.

The Walkerton Little Royal is the last Fall Fair in the Province to take place leading up to Toronto's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Over the years the Walkerton Little Royal Fair has faced various weather challenges from rain and sleet to snow and frigid temperatures.

However this year, Dupuis says the sun is shining and it is turning out to be one of the nicest weekend's for the fair yet.

She encourages families to drop by the Fair and take in the exhibits, the shows and partake in activities and food.

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