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Markdale Fall Fair 160 years young

Markdale Fall Fair 160 years young



The 160th Markdale Fall Fair was held at the Markdale Complex Community Centre and Arena August 24 to 26 where visitors braved a mixture of wet and rainy with hot and sticky to enjoy the many events and displays.

Flowers exhibit 

"Building Tomorrows Heritage" was the theme this year and featured exhibits like these colourful flowers, as well as vendors, live music, a children's area and more.

Fair ambassadors 

The Ambassador Competition and Variety Show highlighted Friday evening. This year's Junior Ambassador is Rihanna Hawken and Senior Ambassador is Kaileen McCool.

taekwondo demonstration

Rebecca Patey shows off her form in a Taekwondo demonstration. Photo: Darrin Patey.

Cockshutt 30 tractor 

Farmers displayed their best machinery including this iconic 1952 Cockshutt 30, a fine example the first line of modern tractors designed and built in Canada, owned by Merv Hanna of Markdale.

Classic car

A Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show took over the baseball diamond on Sunday.


Live entertainment and animal shows continued throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Horse pull 

Tractor and horse pulls excited crowds on Sunday.

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