By Karen Idzik
Love horses? The Arthur Agricultural Society is looking for someone to job shadow, and then take over the Western Horse Show at the fair.
Society President Mary Slater said that Donna Wilson, the current horse venue chair, is retiring from the fair board as of the end of September. She has held the position for 17 years.
The board would like to find someone to work with her this year at the fair to see how it operates, and then take over for next year.
SEVERAL NEW EVENTS
There are several new interesting events at the fair this year, including the Ontario West Hereford Cattle Show, a farmer’s market, ultimate Frisbee games, and a breakfast put on by the Arthur Lions Club.
All the new events mentioned above will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The cattle show is at 1pm, and farmer’s market will run from 10am to 4pm in the parking lot near the midway. The Frisbee games start at 9am in the B diamond, and the breakfast is from 8am until 11am in the pavilion.
Also on Sunday is entertainment by Two of a Kind, a 50s and 60s band, from 1 to 3pm in the main hall.
The midway this year will be provided by Cope Amusements, and will have a loonie and toonie ride night on Thursday.
Also new on Saturday, just announced, is Abra Kid Abra, a magician who will be performing on Saturday at 1pm in the main hall.
Another new feature on Saturday will be a potato launcher on the tractor pull track at 1:30pm.
All the usual regular events at the fair are also planned, including the barbecue dinner on Thursday evening (advance ticket holders get an express line into the dinner), and the parade on Friday evening at 7pm, starting from the Arthur Public School. Floats can be pre registered by contacting Jenny McFadden.
The baby show is on Saturday, along with the lawn tractor pull, antique tractors on display, and the chili cook-off.
Sunday features include the children’s pedal tractor pull, pet show and frog jumping, tractor tug competition, and the crowning of the Ambassador.