Record crowds at Richmond fair this year

Record crowds at Richmond fair this year

Cecil Mason with his champion African goose. His pair won Grand Champion Over all breeds at the Richmond Fair poultry and waterfowl show last weekend.

Photo credit : Claudia Villemaire

By Claudia Villemaire

The gates closed at suppertime Sunday on the 162nd Richmond Fair as record crowds trickled along the exit path. With a sunny and cooler weekend, families and friends met over the three days, enjoying the tour through filled stables, a full house of plants, flowers, field crops, handicrafts and cookery in the main building with over 600 entries in the Youth Fair Project along. “We’ve had a good fair this year,” said vice president Donald, (Wally) Beard who was propelled into the president, Clifford Lancaster’s chair due to serious illness. “We couldn’t have put on the show without a team of directors, supporters, sponsors volunteers and especially the public’s interest,” he emphasized. “Huge thank you’s don’t seem enough,” he added. See full story in the Tuesday, September 11 edition of The Record.

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