Richmond Fair turnout likely a record

By Gordon Lambie
Richmond Fair turnout likely a record
Costumes at the fair. (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

It was a busy fair weekend in Richmond as people made the long-awaited return to the last fair of the season. As has been the case with the other fairs across the Eastern Townships the smaller number of exhibitors across most or all classes was not reflected in the turnout, which tested the limited of the site’s capacity.
“It’s been pretty darn good,” said Fair President Avery Perkins on Sunday afternoon.
Although no official count had yet been made, he said it would come as no surprise if Saturday’s turnout ended up being a record for the fair. “It’s hard to say for sure,” Perkins said, offering a ‘quick count’ of over 8,000 that day alone, and more than 15,000 altogether by Sunday morning.
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