The Stormont 4-H Dairy Achievement Day took place at the Stormont County Fair on Sun., Sept. 4, and the top three competitors were recognized for their achievement. From left to right: Myla Bretzler, Honourable Mention, Janine Spichtig, Reserve Champion; Joe Krol, presenter; Nadia Uhr, Grand Champion; Jennifer Waldroff, Grand Champion award presenter, and Jean-Phillipe Charest, judge. Tinkess Photo

NEWINGTON – The 2022 Stormont County Fair, held on Labour Day Weekend, was a very successful event by all accounts.

Now in its 155th year of providing entertainment for fairgoers and highlighting the role agriculture plays in Eastern Ontario, the 2022 event provided a wide selection of entertainment options. During the event there were horse shows, cattle shows, the opportunity to enjoy a baseball tournament, live entertainment, children’s shows, and the list goes on and on.

Friday night’s demo derby was very well attended and described by Stormont Agricultural Society president Jeff Waldroff as a fantastic event. Throughout the day on Saturday, there were cattle shows, including the Holstein Show and the Jersey Show. Both shows had a PeeWee class for the very young showmen. As the Jersey Show began, it was announced Payneside Farms Inc. was sponsoring a Youth Showmanship class, with the Jersey PeeWee class featuring both cattle and show person dressing up. A short walk from the cattle ring, horse shows were held in the Horil Ring throughout the day.

On Mon., Sept. 5 the 4-H Heritage Beef Achievement Day was held with Judge Eric Doran from Tweed, Ontario. Rain forced the event inside but didn’t dampen the spirits of spectators and competitors alike.

Fairgoers of all ages were able to enjoy the displays in Stormont Hall and Silver Peaks, participate in a silent auction organized by the Newington Firefighters Association, watch a baseball tournament, or enjoy a bite to eat at many of the food vendors and perhaps pick up a gift at one of the concessions.

A Hot Pickled Weiner Eating Contest was planned for Saturday afternoon and as well in Stormont Hall there were “how to” demonstrations such as the Cupcake decorating demo by Beth Reid. Live entertainment was available in the “Dugout” and grandstand shows were happening throughout the event, with Family Time Amusements providing the mechanical midway during the event.

For the youngsters, there were all kinds of activities in various locations throughout the site, these included a magic show, a Baby Show, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Kidzone and face painting in addition to many other activities.

There were smiles all around the fairgrounds as people were busy enjoying all the Stormont County Fair had to offer. It was a lovely opportunity to be outside, learn about our agricultural heritage, enjoy some fun and entertainment as well as visiting with friends and family.