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Today's date: Wednesday September 19, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 38
   
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Mums for sale

Mums for sale

Members of the Erin Garden Club and their young supporters welcomed visitors to their annual fundraising sale at the Alliance Church on Main Street on Sept. 7. The perennials, shrubs and mulch were also on sale the next day. Photo by Phil Gravelle

‘Country Roots’ focus of 182nd Fergus Fall Fair

‘Country Roots’ focus of 182nd Fergus Fall Fair

Great Pumpkins - Produce of all shapes and sizes was on display at the Fergus Fall Fair. From left: Dawn and Charlotte Fletcher and Heidi Walser checked out the prize-winning pumpkins fair on Sept. 15.

Fergus Fall Fair brings agriculture to town

Fergus Fall Fair brings agriculture to town

Extreme bike act - The Fergus Fall Fair was held Sept. 14 to 16 at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. LEFT: From left: Jordan, Wolfgang and Amy Szoke performed motorcycle stunts during the Jordan Szoke Extreme Show at the fair on Sept. 15. CENTRE: Fair Ambassador Jade Ritter answered questions on agriculture for visitors at fair on Sept. 15. RIGHT: Jessica Whaley got a friendly greeting from a goat at the livestock tent on Sept. 15.

Harriston-Minto Fall Fair offers Autumn Treasures theme

Harriston-Minto Fall Fair offers Autumn Treasures theme

The Harriston-Minto Fall Fair ran from Sept. 14 to 16 with an Autumn Treasures theme. LEFT: A contingent of antique tractors drew appreciative glances during the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair parade on Sept. 15. RIGHT: Harriston resident Mya Fischer and Ellena Ross met PJ Masks characters at the Fair on Sept. 14.

‘Autumn Treasures’ on display at Harriston-Minto Fall Fair

‘Autumn Treasures’ on display at Harriston-Minto Fall Fair

LEFT: Junior Ambassador Abbey Rogers, left, and Ambassador Kelley Harris greeted visitors in the exhibit hall at the Harriston-Mino Fall Fair on Sept. 14. ABOVE RIGHT: The Minto Dance Academy was among the local organizations entering a float in the Harriston-Minto Fair parade. BELOW RIGHT: Autumn Treasures was the theme of the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair and there were plenty of examples on display in the exhibit hall during the fair, Sept. 14 to 16. Photos by Patrick Raftis

Dufferin Farm Tour is Sept. 29

DUFFERIN COUNTY - Dufferin County is home to good food and great farmers, and for one day each fall a select few Dufferin farms open their doors to the public.

Achievement Day for Wellington 4-H Sheep Club

Achievement Day for Wellington 4-H Sheep Club

FERGUS - The Wellington 4-H Sheep Club held its first Achievement Day on Sept. 23 at the Fergus Fall Fair.

Equine Guelph funded research investigates steamed, soaked and dry hay in Ontario

GUELPH - Do you steam or soak your horse’s hay? If you don’t, you probably know someone that does.

I Like Mike campaign announces $20,000 fundraising matching total

HILLSBURGH - Jim Phillips has upped the ante on his I Like Mike Campaign. The fundraiser for LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society in Hillsburgh highlights the thoroughbred’s versatility and athletic ability through the journey of Phillips’ own retired racehorse, Mike.

Erin Fall Fair Equine Tent offers Horse Hall of Fame, clinics, fun for everyone

ERIN - The Equine Tent at the Erin Fall Fair is offering two new features this year. The tent will be holding its first every Horse Heritage Hall of Fame. The public was asked to nominate “local equine sector builders,” explained Bridget Ryan of Equine Erin.

Annual Hoofbeat challenge to benefit Sunrise riding stable

On Sept. 29, Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre will be hosting its annual Hoofbeat Challenge fundraising event – a horse ride/dog walk/hike on over 200 acres of beautiful, marked trails.

Egg collectors

Egg collectors

Youngsters had a chance to experience farming practices first-hand at the Fergus Fall Fair. Cousins, from left; Ethan Kiers, Liam Keiers and Lily Arndt were busy collecting eggs on Sept. 15.

Wild Ontario

Wild Ontario

Kitty Lin handles a gia falcon at the Wild Ontario exhibit at the Fergus Fall Fair on Sept. 15.

Race for the Children of Haiti on Oct. 13

FERGUS - For 16 years, the race has been on to help the children of Haiti. On Oct. 13, Presbyterian Church in Fergus will hold its 16th annual “Race for the Children of Haiti”.
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Community Guide Autumn 2018

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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