Special to RichmondHub.ca and the Manotick Messenger
Planning for the 176th Richmond Fair is well underway. As September approaches, you may begin to see activity on the Fairgrounds. Planning for a Fair takes an entire year, and many volunteers, all of whom give up their time to host Richmond’s largest event. COVID-19 has presented new challenges, meaning the Fair will look a little different this year, but it will still be the Fair we all love at heart. You will notice that all of our musical entertainment will be outside this year, and it will be included with the cost of your gate admission.
Musical entertainment has been planned for Thursday through Sunday. Of course, Robertsons Amusements will be at the Fair providing the midway rides. There will be fewer rides this year to accommodate physical distancing, with everything spaced out to maximize the use of the Fairgrounds.
Our livestock shows, including the Heavy Horse, Saddle and Harness, Western Performance horse shows, Dairy and Beef cattle shows and our Sunday Sheep Show are all being planned. Kiddyland will be in its usual location with all-day entertainment for the kids on Saturday and Sunday.
For those who like watching cars getting smashed and wrecked, you won’t want to miss the Demolition Derby on Friday night!
But make sure you get up early on Saturday morning for the Parade!
The Richmond Fair will also be hosting a pop-up market on Sunday featuring many of the local vendors from the Richmond Farmers Market.
Be sure to check out what your friends and neighbours have been busy baking, growing and crafting in the Homecraft building.
Please continue to watch our website, social media and our local community newspapers for updates.
The Fair would not be complete without you. Our community is the reason the volunteers of the Richmond Agricultural Society work year-round, planning and preparing.
One thing that hasn’t changed in over 175 years is our family welcoming yours to the Annual Richmond Fair.
Richmond Fair runs from September 16th – 19th.