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Today's date: Tuesday August 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 33
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Heavy horse show

Heavy horse show

This Unicorn hitch team from Thomson’s Percheron’s of Belmont and Gowanstown were among the participants in the Heavy Horse Show at the Drayton Fair on Aug. 12.

Fair time

Fair time

Participants in the 4-H Dairy Showmanship event for ages 13 to 15 line up for judging at the Drayton Fair on Aug. 12.

Cover crops, just the right thing to do

CAMBRIDGE - Cover crops grown over winter are just the right thing to do, according to some local producers who participated in the GRCA’s Rural Water Quality Program and received an incentive payment last year.


A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra.

Changes in store at fair

HARRISTON - Good things are happening at the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair on Sept. 15, 16 and 17. In addition to new attractions, exhibits and trade show participants will be ready for viewing as usual Friday at 6pm.

Palmerston Fair features Grains, Plains and Trains

Grains, Plains and Trains is the theme of the 2017 Palmerston Fair, Aug. 25 to 27. The fair officially opens at 7:30pm on Aug. 23 with the Ambassador of the Fair competition at the local community centre.

Guelph Trial Garden open house set for Aug. 18-19

GUELPH - The annual open house for the Guelph Trial Garden will take place Aug. 18 from noon to 8pm and Aug. 19 from 9am to 3pm.

The amazing life of spiders at the Arboretum

Hunters, fishers and trappers: the amazing life of spiders. Guest instructor Dan Schneider will be at The Arboretum on Sept. 11 from 9am to 4pm to share fascinating life stories and identification tips about our most important invertebrate predators: Spiders.

CNE Ambassador of the Fair clarification

CNE Ambassador of the Fair clarification

Fergus Fall Fair ambassador Connor French will be one of the Wellington County contestants attending the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto for the Ambassador of the Fairs competition from Aug. 18 to 20. French was missed in the Aug. 11 article Wellington County fair ambassadors have sights set on the CNE, which only identified four other Wellington County contestants.

Drayton Fair a success despite interruption for severe weather

DRAYTON - Despite the cancellation of some events on Friday night due to severe weather in the area, the Drayton Fair Board has hosted another successful fair last weekend.

Local youths vie for fair ambassador titles in Palmerston

PALMERSTON - Two contestants will vie for the title of ambassador of the Palmerston Fair in a competition on Aug. 23 at 7:30pm at the Palmerston Community Centre. Five contestants will also vie for the title of junior fair ambassador.

Cover crop incentive available

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand River Conservation Authority’s Rural Water Quality Program offers a per acre incentive to grow cover crops over the winter for applicants in Brant County, Waterloo Region, and Wellington County.

Bounce time

Bounce time

Kinsey and Hayden McDougall of Drayton check out a farm-themed inflatable at the fair.
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Community Guide Fall 2017

Digital Publications

 •  70th anniversary of D-Day Feature
 •  Acton Fall Fair
 •  Canada 150 Special Edition
 •  Drayton Fair Book
 •  Erin Fall Fair
 •  Equine
 •  Fergus Fall Fair
 •  Guelph Township Horticultural Society
 •  Purebred Sheep Breeders of Ontario
 •  Wellington County Plowing Match
 •  Wellington North Guide

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