Fall Fairs Grew Our Communities

bolton-fall-fair-old-posterRead how fall fairs grew our communities and their organizations in ‘A Gathering Place fall fairs grew communities and organizations that would make a direct impact on all of our lives‘  by Matthew Strader in the Fall 2016 edition of ‘Sideroads of Caledon and King’ magazine:

They are the annual events that we relate with such unique ventures as the largest gourd contest, the homegrown car show our Uncle and his Corvette always looked forward to and the
classic, rusted rides that thrilled us in our youth, and emptied our
pockets as adults with young children. The midway is where we won the inflatable doll that popped just two days after victory. And the historical societies always teach us that local volunteers still care, even after a century or more. And the cotton candy. There is always cotton candy. They are our county, town, regional fairs. They are the gatherings of local best and a strong thread in the fabric that makes up the stories of where we’re from, where we came from.

Details in Strader’s article are sourced from the Region of Peel Archives’ William Perkins Bull files, RPA2012.056 – Fall Fairs


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