Kinmount Fair hitting sesquicentennial milestone
Beware! Fair fever is here and it’s contagious! The Kinmount Fair celebrates its 150th anniversary this year when it’s held on Sept. 2, 3 and 4 with all the razzmatazz and fair favourites you know and love along with many special sesquicentennial events.
A pre-fair birthday bash with free admission to the grounds takes place on Thursday evening Sept. 1, starting at 5 p.m. Yes, there will be cake, live entertainment from the Black Fly Boogie Band and the midway will be open with regular prices. More 150th celebrations include the unveiling of a 24-foot mural depicting 150 years of the Fair, and a Fair Film Festival featuring videos of previous Fairs. A prize of $150 will be awarded to an entrant for the Best 150th Anniversary-Themed Float in the Warrior’s Day Parade and past presidents, Fair queens and ambassadors are invited to be in the parade and receive a special presentation. The parade starts at noon on Saturday, Sept. 3.
There are countless ways to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the fair from the Amateur Show to the Demolition Derby, to the Farmers Market and everything in between. Be a vendor, be an exhibitor, enter the Fair Ambassador Competition, watch, or join in the parade, dance the nights away, try your luck at Monster Bingo, enjoy the Grandstand Show with Jason McCoy, catch the Truck and Tractor Pull, Lawn Mower Pull and ever-popular Horse Pull. The list goes on! Mega Passes for the World’s Finest Shows Midway are available online until 11:59 Thursday, Sept. 1. Questions? Visit kinmountfair.net for answers!
While fair fever mounts there are oodles of other happenings around town.
Spooktakular town tales and mysteries are revealed Friday, Aug. 5, at a free Ghost Tour hosted by local historian Guy Scott. Dare to be there! Meet at 8:13 pm at the Kinmount Railway Station.
Enjoy Music in the Park Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm until Aug. 25.
The Friends of Kinmount Library invite you to experience the rejuvenated Reading Garden at the rear of the library. A lovely spot to relax, read, play, or attend programs. Free WiFi too.
Highlands Cinemas and Movie Museum is open seven days a week.
The Farmers Market and Railway Station welcome explorers on Saturdays.
Stop by Kinmount Artisans Marketplace, which is open daily except on Tuesdays.
The Kinmount District Health Services Foundation holds their 24th Annual Journey for Health Sunday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m. at the Austin Sawmill Park. Collect pledges and walk, bike, or run a seven kilometre section of the Victoria Rail Trail. Pledge sheets available at kdhc.ca, Kinmount Health Centre and both Kinmount pharmacies. Refreshments and prizes will be available!
Everyone is welcome to come to the Kinmount Baptist Church Old-Fashioned Picnic Sunday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Games, barbecue and lots of fun to be experienced!
Remember to purchase a ticket from the Kinmount Lions for your chance to win a hand-carved bear bench for just $10. Draw takes place on Labour Day. Lots of other prizes too!
Hope you catch Fair Fever. Would love to see you at the Kinmount Fair!
Submitted by Lynne Kilby