Richmond Fair to host second COVID-19 edition

Richmond Fair to host second COVID-19 edition
Fair Board members Tim Keenan and Wally Beard, taken in August, 2020. (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

By Arianna Myers
Special to The Record

Over the course of the past 16 months, people in Richmond and surrounding areas have had very few opportunities to attend agricultural events due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
From live music and entertainment, truck and tractor pulling, midway rides and games, the demolition derby, and animal judging competitions, people who have established a tradition around attending the annual Richmond Fair will once again be missing out on many of the fair favourites that they used to enjoy prior to the pandemic.

Nevertheless, the Richmond Fair, which is typically held during the second weekend of September, is back again this year with another pandemic-adapted edition, marking 165 years of operation. However, this year, the annual event will be held at an earlier date, on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. Like every year, it will take place at the Richmond Fairgrounds, located at 128 Route 143, in Cleveland.

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