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176th Richmond Fair on for Sept. 16-19

Special to the Richmond Hub/Manotick Messenger

The Richmond Fair is back

After a successful Brett Kissel Drive-In Concert in 2020, the volunteer Board of Directors is excited to announce that the 176th Richmond Fair will take place from Thursday, September 16 to Sunday, September 19, 2021.

With Ontario easing health restrictions, the Board of Directors has decided that it’s time for the community to gather again on the Richmond Fairgrounds. Details will be announced in August; however, the fair’s volunteer team will be planning for horse, cattle, and sheep shows, outdoor beer garden and entertainment tent, homecraft displays, Kiddyland activities, food concessions, a demolition derby, a midway and more!

Aftr being postponed last year, the Richmond Fair is back on for Sept. 16-19, 2021. (File photo)

Although they are planning for the largest fair possible, the uncertainty of COVID still impacts what they can do and how they do it.

“What is important is that we will have as much entertainment, activities, events and attractions as possible so our community can once again get out and enjoy the single largest event held in our village,” the Richmond Fair’s board said in a statement sent to the Manotick Messenger and “Our volunteers work year-round to host a Fair for our community. It is the only reason we do what we do. Richmond is fortunate to have the opportunity to have a local fair after more than 175 years. Agriculture is at the heart of our community, and although Richmond is changing, at its core, it is still a village where family and friends have gathered year after year on the fairgrounds.

“Our family welcomes yours to the 176th Richmond Fair!”