OHSWEKEN – Organizers of the Six Nations Fall Fair are putting the finishing touches on this year’s program and are very excited about the wide-range of activities being offered this year. The fair will see a return of many of the community’s favourite events such as: midway games and rides, live music, vendor’s marketplace, and a fireworks display, amongst others.
This year’s fair will also feature many new events that will be sure to please all those who attend: a reptile show, a magic show, and a singing contest with a $1,000 top prize. This year the fair is offering a special admission price on Friday afternoon, only $2. Saturday is Agricultural Day at the fair and is also bracelet day on the midway. Saturday will also see the Six Nations Under 19 Haudenosaunee Nations Women’s Lacrosse Team play an exhibition game against Western University of Ontario at 1 PM.
For the automobile enthusiasts, Sunday is Car Day with a car show at 10 am and a demolition derby. Sunday will also feature the Hoe Down at 11 AM and a smoke dance competition at 3 pm.
The festivities begin this Thursday, August 21 at 7 PM with the Miss Six Nations Ambassador Pageant at the Gaylord Powless Arena in Ohsweken. Volunteers are more than welcome to lend a hand, those interested in helping are invited to arrive at the fair and ask to speak with an organizer from the Agricultural Society. As usual, admission on any day is free for children under 5.
The Six Nations Fall Fair is the oldest and longest running fair of its kind in Ontario. A full listing of this year’s events and activities can be found at www.sixnationsfair.com.