170TH PERTH FAIR, SEPT. 4 TO 7, 2015

170TH PERTH FAIR, SEPT. 4 TO 7, 2015September 4 – 7, 2015

Perth & District Agricultural Society
Box 158, 50 Arthur St.
Perth, ON K7H 3E3
Phone/Fax: 613-267-4104
Email: office@perthfair.com

Website: perthfair.com





Adults …………………………………………..Friday $10.00
Adults ……………………………………….Saturday $12.00
Adults …………………………Sunday & Monday $10.00
Children 7 – 12 years……… Fri, Sat & Sunday $4.00
Children 7 – 12 years………………………Monday $2.00
Children 6 and under ····························· FREE
Membership Fee ································· $10.00

This year at the Perth Fair:

  • and so much more!

About the Perth Fair

The Perth and District Agricultural Society was founded in 1845. Many things have changed over the years, including the name and location of the society. One thing that has remained is the dedicated volunteer base which has supported the organization over the years.

Did you know? – The Perth and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization that hosts the Perth Fair on Labour Day weekend in Perth, ON. The organization is made up of hundreds of volunteers who come together to present a balance between agricultural and entertainment events.

We continue to build upon tradition while embracing the future and look to bring the best possible Fair to the Perth Fairgrounds. Have you considered volunteering? Become a member of a strong volunteer based organization. Please contact us at volunteer@perthfair.com .

Perth Fair – A Tradition Built on Excellence.

The 164th Annual Middleville Agricultural Fair

The 164th Annual Middleville Agricultural FairThe Middleville Agricultural Society was formed in 1851 to help farmers improve their farming practices. It ordered pure and reliable seeds in bulk for its members, and imported purebred rams to boost the quality of local sheep and wool. In 1883, the Society purchased the fairground property and built the large Exhibition Hall. In 1902, the Temperance Society added a meeting hall, now used as a dining hall.

Since 1851 in September the Middleville Agricultural Society have organized the Middleville Fair as a fall celebration of rural life.

Agriculture is the main focus of the Fair, with animal, flower, fruit and vegetable exhibits and competitions. Crafts, baking and preserving, and heritage displays of antique machinery and household items, as well as old fashioned games and races for the children, fill out the day. There is a ham and bean luncheon, and fair day ends with the renowned homecooked turkey dinner. Come join us!

Saturday Sept. 19th

The 164th Annual Middleville Agricultural Fair
The Tradition Continues

Admission: $5 per person, Children 10 years of age and younger are free.

Special prizes are awarded for the following categories:

Most Recently Married Couple

Longest Married Couple

Eldest Person

Youngest Child

New Exhibitor with the most points in the fair

Please register for these special prizes with the Secretary at the Office before 5:00 p.m.

No parking on the grounds, except for the livestock trailers

Handicap parking will be available on the south side of the Wolfe Grove Road, just outside the fairgrounds, as marked

General parking will be available where marked. A complimentary wagon ride will bring guests to and from the parking area.

Fair Highlights

8:30 AM Judging of Hall Exhibits (Doors to these exhibits will not open until all judging is complete. Usually around 11 AM)

10:00 AM Fair Opens

Light Horse Show

Heavy Horse Show

11:00 Pet Show (By the Fire Hall)

Judging of Cattle, Swine, Poultry and Sheep

11:30 Vegetable Racing (By the Fire Hall)

11:30 – 1:00 Home-cooked Ham and Bean Lunch in the Dining Hall

$9 Adult; $5 Children 8 years and under

1:00 Teddy Bear Show

1:30 North Lanark 4H achievement Program – Sheep

3:00 Dinner Tickets on Sale in Office

4:30 Turkey Supper

Numbered tickets, served in order

$13 Adult; $8 Children 8 years and under”

Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox RunInspired By A Dream

Grounded In Tradition

5km, 10km, Family Route
Moon Bounce, Face Painting, BBQ, Door Prizes, Silent Auction
Run Information

Conlon Farm Recreation Complex

REGISTRATION: 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM


Route Information

Bicycle, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible
Route Lengths

2.5KM-3KM(Family Route)

5KM, 10KM

Click the link to register for the Perth Run today!

For more info contact:
Susan Whyte – swhyte@finneganinsurance.ca
1-800-903-7506 or 613-267-3788

Organizing Committee

The Terry Fox Foundation is responsible for supporting close to $20 million in discovery based research each year in Canada – all monies raised outside Canada must be distributed to (a) an institute approved by the Foundation and its advisors or (b) remitted to Canada. The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) is a recipient of TFF funding for translational research. TFRI is an exciting new initiative whose goal is to translate rapidly today’s best science into better cancer treatment and diagnosis for all Canadians. The Institute will bring scientists and clinicians together across the country into a functionally integrated, geographically dispersed Institute with nodes in several provinces.

The Foundation recognizes the duality of its mandate. Not only does it raise money for research, but it also continues to share the story of Terry Fox. The Terry Fox Foundation strives to maintain the heroic effort and integrity that Terry embodied.

It is a grassroots organization that does not allow the Terry Fox name or likeness to be commercialized or conjoined with other worthy causes.

To date, over $650 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name.

McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Fair

McDonald’s Corners Agricultural FairThe 162nd Annual Fall Fair

Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

194 Cameron Road, McDonald’s Corners ON.

This year’s Theme is “Pigs”.

For information contact Sally at 613-259-3480 or e-mail: sassiboers@storm.ca




Events at the Fair -
Friday – Display Hall will open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. to place exhibits.

Saturday – Display Hall will open at
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to place
9 a.m. – Judging begins in Main
NEW – 4-HPoultry Achievement Judging and
4-H Heritage display trailer celebrating
100 years of 4-H
NEW – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – West Wind Ranch
travelling ponies & petting zoo
10 a.m. – Heavy and Light Horse Show
12 noon – Children’s Sports Events
12 noon – Display Hall opens for viewing
12:45 p.m. – Teddy Bear Contest & Pet Show
1:45 pm – Cattle Show
4:30 p.m. – Turkey Supper

Vendor and Craft Booths will showcase their wares.
Children’s Games and Face Painting.
Canteen Food Booth open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a Day at the Fair.

Cyclosportif Perth – Cycle Tour

Cyclosportif Perth Cycle TourDate: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cyclosportif Perth – Cycle Tour Route through Perth and District


Late September brings with it the beginning of the beautiful fall colours in the Rideau Lakes Township and we want you to experience it firsthand.

Come join hundreds of cyclists on the roads in, around and between Perth, Murphy’s Point, Portland, and Westport.

Cyclosportif Perth is not a race–there will be no results and no timed sections. You can go hard if you want, or you can simply take your time and enjoy the scenery.

We’ve got something for most everyone, from “The Roadie 100k” to “The Roadie 100 Miles” to the even more adventurous folks who like a bit of dirt and gravel with “The Dirty Version”–100k on a mix of paved and dirt roads.

START/FINISH location:

Perth Fairgrounds, 50 Arthur St, Perth, ON
Event Day Schedule

7-9:30 AM–Registration/kit pick up and MANDATORY Rider Sign-in. We need to know who is actually riding, and what route they are riding. Please remember to SIGN OUT after your ride, so we know you made it back safely.

7 AM–exhibitor booths open (except the beer tent)

8 AM—100 miles

9:00 AM—Dirty 100k

9:30 AM—100k Registration 2015

Registration Includes:
· Sponsor/supporter swag
· Beer ticket
· Separate bike and rider numbers
· Awesome post ride food
· On course support vehicles from Bushtukah
· Rest stops appropriately spaced
· Mechanical support before and during the ride (hopefully you will not need this)
· Great Directional signage
· Amazing scenery and memories
Post Ride Activities

11 AM- 5 PM Post ride fueling!!

Entertainment and food

Exhibitors and expo

Come and explore this great area on two wheels. There is so much to see!

Note: paid event

Blair & Son Custom Cover Event

Select your favourite Sofa, Loveseat or Chair from Blair & Son Home Furnishings. See the latest in fall fashions and fabrics and save 20% plus up to $150 ‘Thank You’ Dollars.

Hurry fast, sale end Saturday August 29.

Perth Ontario

Large selection of styles to choose from!
Sectionals available. Over 1500 fabrics to choose from. All tailoring finished by hand. All solid wood frames.

For more information visit www.blairandsonhomefurnishings.com


Maberly FairAugust 29, 2015

for the
133rd Annual Maberly Fair Parade

“Sheep & Goats”

1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes for best floats and/or costume in both adult & children’s category
(Prizes for all participating children)
Special prizes for best float depicting “Sheep & Goats”
$60 Tim Horton Gift Pack

Speeches & presentations will take place in the light horse area For more details: 613-273-5069 or entries@maberlyagsociety.ca

133rd Annual Maberly Fair

“Sheep & Goats”

18 years and up $5.00 7 years to 17 years $3.00 6 years and under free
Placing of perishable exhibits Light horse show
Judging of exhibits begins (HALLS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until approx- 1 p.m.) Various demonstrations and displays
Parade – Leaves Downtown Maberly Parade – Arrives at Fairgrounds Poultry Judging
Speeches and presentations in the light horse area WestWind Petting Farm
Readings by Marilyn of Kingston psychic.com
Rabbit Agility Demonstration Lanark County 4H Club
Horse Pull
Musical entertainment including local talent of Hermann Amberger, Tony Leduc, Jessica Wedden,
Fiddlers & Friends and Tony Davy & Cathy Battison Hall exhibits open (or when judging is completed) Judging of Livestock
Zucchini races
Tai Chi Demonstration Children’s Games Adult Games
Fair Meal by Fall River Restaurant Exhibit Halls close



108th Annual Glen Tay Block RaceAugust 27, 2015 6:00 pm

108th Annual Glen Tay Block Race

Starting in Downtown Perth, this is a traditional favourite and many athletes return each year to participate in the 14.7-kilometre road race. It starts and finishes at the Perth Museum on Gore Street and begins at 6 p.m.

Info: http://www.glentayblock.com

The 14.7k or 9.1 mile Glen Tay Block Race was first run on Thursday, October 31, 1907 with Ed Code as the winner. The race was contested as a Thanksgiving day event for several years. For the pre-race article in The Perth Courier CLICK HERE. For the post-race article CLICK HERE.
The modern edition was founded in 1967 by Perth educator and coach Tom Graham as a Centennial year project. It was sponsored by Perth merchants Bill and Jack Wilson, and encouraged by sportsmen Rusty White and Peter Code. The successful event continues with Branch 244, Royal Canadian Legion as the sponsor. The Perth Runners organize and conduct the race with the assistance of numerous helpers, particularly along the race course. Many of the volunteers, especially families, have been involved for several years.

The race begins and ends on Gore St., directly in front of the Perth Museum. Replicas of the Bill Wilson Memorial Trophy (men), and the Perth Runners Trophy (women) are awarded to the race winners. Medals and prizes are awarded in several age class categories. A Branch 244 Legion commemorative pennant, and a race certificate are presented to each participant. The course records are: Overall record of 45:14 set in 2003 by Kingston’s Steve Boyd; and women’s record of 54:36 set in 1982 by Helen Cooper of Ottawa. The previous course record of 45:30 was held by Perth native Doug Scorrar from 1976 to 2003.

Barns Farms and Wicked Chefs 2015

Barns Farms and Wicked Chefs 2015

Barns Farms and Wicked Chefs Food Tent and BarnShowcasing the best of Lanark County’s
farmers and chefs

Saturday, August 22
5:30 to 10 pm

at the historic barns of EcoTay

A magical fundraising event featuring a “moveable feast”  of local foods. Guests circulate around the historic farm property from one delectable dish to another, all the while being entertained by summer music. Dress is country elegant.

Visit our Barns Farms and Wicked Chefs Facebook group and join the Facebook event page to see past photos and get updates.

This event has sold out in past years so get your tickets early. Tickets are $125 per person with a $95 tax receipt and are available from Tickets Please, (www.ticketsplease.ca), 39 Foster St., Perth. Alcohol sold separately. All proceeds from the event will go to support The Table Community Food Centre’s innovative programming.

We are currently seeking event sponsors. A great opportunity to showcase your company’s values and commitment to the community.  Contact Ramsey Hart at 613-267-6428, xt. 8 /ramsey[@]thetablecfc.org.


words on the landAugust 21, 2015 3:00 pm to August 23, 2015 5:30 pm

We are excited about a new initiative we have undertaken this year. Framework: Words on the Land will be a weekend (August 21-23) of writing-in-situ for 10 invited (confirmed) writers of all genres. Their weekend will culminate with a public reading of their ‘Words’ on Sunday afternoon 3-5:30 pm. We are very pleased to be working in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival/Perth Chapter on this event.

See attached file for more information about both Fieldwork and Framework.

Fieldwork is open all year, free of charge and is a self-directed walk in the woods/field to view art. The Framework reading will be a ticketed event

A bit about Fieldwork

Fieldwork is an art space located in Eastern Ontario between Kingston and Ottawa. It is a small open field and an adjoining forest hosting a diverse collection of site-responsive art installations year round. It is open to the public 7 days a week, 12 months a year and is free of charge. It was brought to life by the members of the Fieldwork Collective who saw the potential and the value of luring artists to a field to make art, and also in the value of connecting people with art and nature. It has been supported by the OAC since inception (2008). For more about Fieldwork visit our website –http://www.fieldworkproject.com/ and our Facebook page.

A new kind of cultivation is happening in and around a field near Perth, ON – one that clearly puts the culture in agriculture as it were. In addition to its annual exhibitions of site-responsive art installations, Fieldwork is breaking new ground in 2015 with a project that plants writers in the rural landscape for a weekend of land-inspired writing, and which in turn invites you to come and hear their words.

Picture ten writers at ten portals in and around a field – each one framing a different perspective of the land – and you have Framework. Part workshop, part retreat and part performance, this weekend is unexplored territory for everyone involved and promises to illuminate both the creative processes unique to each writer and the numerous responses elicited from being, seeing and writing in nature. 

After two days of writing on site, we will open the loft of our lovely old Lanark County barn to the public for you to join us in conversation with the writers as they reflect on their weekend and read selections of their words summoned from the land. 

Fieldwork is pleased to be presenting this event in partnership with the OIWF. 


Initiated in 2008, Fieldwork is a 20-acre outdoor, creative space that aims to cultivate connections between people, imagination and nature. It is located on a farm in eastern Ontario just west of Perth.  A small field and an adjoining forest host a diverse collection of site-responsive art installations that the public can explore year round, for free. We also periodically host workshops that bring people (kids especially) to nature for creative explorations. The project is voluntarily managed by the Fieldwork Collective and has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council since the project’s inception.

For more about Fieldwork visit our website – www.fieldworkproject.com  and our Facebook page.


Writers’ names (in no particular order)

Merilyn Simonds        
Amanda West Lewis    
Amanda Jernigan        
Phil Hall            
Jeff Warren           
Christine Pountney        
Troy McClure        
Mike Blouin            
Matthew Holmes        
Wayne Grady