The Huntsville Fall Fair is one of the latest local events to be cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 29, the Huntsville and District Agricultural Society’s board of directors announced on the Huntsville Fall Fair Facebook page that the popular annual event, which was scheduled for Sept. 25-27 this year, will not take place.
“This decision was made due to the recent and possibly future difficult times that have been happening and our wish that everyone is kept safe,” the organization wrote. “We appreciate the support and understanding of this difficult decision as it was not an easy one.”
Next year’s fall fair is scheduled for Sept. 24-26, 2021.
The society will be starting a weekly junior Facebook contest soon—check the Huntsville Fall Fair Facebook page for details.
Huntsville has had an agricultural society since 1876. The Huntsville and District Agricultural Society was founded in 1882, under the name of the North Muskoka Agricultural Society and has been hosting annual fairs for almost as long.
This ca. 1910 photo is of the former Agricultural Park and Hall, which occupied the site of what is now Fairvern Nursing Home, Mountainview Avenue, and the sewage treatment plant (details courtesy of Huntsville: With Spirit and Resolve by Susan Pryke)
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