Miniature horses a crowd favourite
While a few hands shorter than their larger equine cousins, miniature horses have become a crowd favourite at the Stormont County Fair, with the miniature horse show held in the Horil Ring on Sept. 1.     Thompson Goddard photo

New to the Stormont County Fair this year was remote control car racing in a specially designed track just south of the cattle ring. There were a number of participants with many spectators watching as each car made five timed laps around the course. Thompson Goddard photo

Carolyn Thompson Goddard
Record Correspondent
NEWINGTON–Stormont County Fair is a long-time Labour Day weekend tradition for visitors and local families providing an opportunity to appreciate the rural heritage in Eastern Ontario. There was something for everyone with agricultural exhibits, cattle and horse shows, home craft exhibits, a midway boasting mechanical as well as inflatable rides, vendors and of course the demolition derby and fair dance.

From the left, Blue and U-Jean were busy Sat., Sep 1 at the Stormont County Fair in Newington greeting people and having a bit of fun. The Chesterville Record caught up with them in Stormont Hall where they were taking a look at the various exhibits on display. Thompson Goddard photo

A fair parade preceded the Opening Ceremonies where dignitaries arrived in classic cars and Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon presented SDSG Service Awards to Stormont County Residents Christina Dunbar, Michael Huston and Pierre Thibault and mentioned William and Shannon Young would be receiving their awards later. After addresses by the invited guests and the unveiling of a plaque which described the Camp Kagama Pavilion and its relocation to the fairgrounds, Stormont Princess of the Furrow Haleigh-Jo tePlate opened the 2018 Stormont County Fair by telling visitors to prepare to “be wowed and amazed”.

There can be little doubt fairgoers were wowed and amazed at all the activities at the 2018 Stormont County Fair. Taking a stroll around the grounds over the weekend, there were opportunities galore to visit with friends, enjoy an agricultural show, take a minute to peruse the exhibits or enjoy some fair food.

As the 2018 Stormont County Fair wound down Monday afternoon, Stormont Agricultural Society president David Zummach thanked the “wonderful group of volunteers and sponsors” who “help and support us to make this a successful weekend,” and continued how the fair was a “wonderful way to end the summer”.