Somethings old and somethings new at 151st Fall Fair

OHSWEKEN — There will be more tan a few new things at this year’s Six Nations Fall Fair and few targets to hit as well. District Councillor Mark Hill and his fellow Fair Board volunteers have been cooking things up since last year.

“This year you will see a lot more agricultural content at the fair this year,” he says “The horse races will be bigger, there will be more baseball with a co-ed 3-pitch tournament, which is always popular.”

There will also be a miniature horse show, and Smoke Dance competition and more.

Hill adds that the entire area is going to be utilized for various events and games which will include traditional games. The event is also a collaboration with Six Nations Minor Hockey with those event proceeds will help subsidize ice-time. During the Fair there will also be a hockey showcase tournament and try-outs for the various teams and leagues.

A pet show for your four legged friends will also be part of this years more old time fair.

Kids Day will be that Friday with all kinds of new events and games culminating in a youth Glow Dance that evening.

The two day Grandstand show will feature all local talent Also on the Saturday, Grandstand Show show will be Cec Sault and Old Chicago from 4-5 pm, followed by Mitch Szitas performing from 8-9 pm, opening for headlliners, the Big Joe Rockin’ Blues Band for his first anniversary performance since returning to the stage after successfully battling a cocaine addiction. Try Hugs not Drugs is his banner these days.

Sunday’s main stage schedule starts at noon with the Bits of Bluegrass, followed by James Wilson and Sunday headliners, the Mark Laforme Band from 2-3 pm.

The usual run of events and shows will include the traditional Baby-Tot Show, The Six Nations Ambassadors show is for all age groups.

There’s bingo, a vintage car and motorcycle show, demo derby, a karaoke contest, and of course, the Midway and rides and more at this year’s 151st Sis Nations Agricultural Fall Fair, which begins Friday evening Sept 6, with the Youth Glow Dance, and all day Saturday, September 7, to September 9 at 4 pm.

This particular fair was first spoken of in a Brantford Expositor article dated 1875 and refers to it as the eighth annual. The Six Nations Agricultural Fall Fair began at the farm of Chief Smith at Mohawk Road and First Line Road.

See a complete history of Ontario’s longest running fair on the Two Row Times website at

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