The pleasures of fall will be on full display during the 163rd Ancaster Fair, which features four days of action-packed family fun, beginning Sept. 19, at the fairgrounds.
The 2013 edition of the much-loved autumn event features a blend of old-fashioned favourites and newcomers that are sure to complement an outstanding lineup of interesting exhibits and entertainers.
This year’s Ancaster Fair brings to the stage one of biggest lineups of live entertainment ever, ranging from the Celtic rock band Fiddle Stix to the Golden Swing Band. Bandalonia will once again roam the grounds, Lucas Wilson the Illusionist is guaranteed to amaze and one of the tallest talents in Canada’s family folk music scene will have people looking up, waaaay up.
New and sure to enthrall audiences are the Extreme Freestyle Motocross demonstrations, and cooking shows that will unleash delicious aromas. The education building will feature EquiMania, an interactive display of horse-themed activities, and on the same topic, there will be an exhibit by Canadian Horse and Newfoundland Pony in Old MacDonald’s Barn.
Saturday afternoon will see a new FMX Motocross presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the derby ring, followed by a children’s Powerwheels performance. At 3 p.m., Ancaster will officially welcome the Hamilton Mounted Unit to the Ancaster Fairgrounds.
Visitors are invited to experience the olden days of agriculture with antique tractors, steam-cooked corn, a rope maker and walking plows.
A myriad of animal shows will provide wide-eyed pleasure for every member of the family, as will the opportunity for young and old to try their hand at typical farm tasks.
People who think they can sing will be stepping into the spotlight during the fourth Got Talent Competition, while the homecraft arena will offer up the very best in sewing, baking, canning and knitting, photography, art, scrapbooking, antiques and woodcarving.
A weekend pass for the Ancaster Fair is $25 for adults, $20 for youth 13-17 and $10 for children five to 12. The weekend pass provides unlimited access to the fair for all four days. On Friday, until 4 p.m., children from kindergarten to Grade 8 will be admitted free. Free parking is available on the grounds. Visit www.ancasterfair.ca for complete event listings.