Fall Fairs start in August and are considered a tradition before heading back to school. The fall fair experience offers amusements, harvest celebrations, carnival and festival fun. Combine the opportunity to purchase local products with family entertainment, in the great outdoors.
Fall Fairs and festivals have been organized by local Agricultural societies for more than a century to display livestock, show horses, and offer carnival and midway entertainment fun for families. The Parry Sound area features a number of fall fairs:
138th Annual Rosseau Fall Fair (August 24) features a parade, exhibits, entertainment, nail driving and log sawing events
50th Annual Foley Fall Fair will be held on August 30 & 31st and will feature championship wrestling (two local wrestlers will be going to Poland in September to defend their titles) and tractor pulls
138th Annual McKellar Fall Fair (September 7th) has horse shows, livestock judging, children’s’ games, and a show of strength by arm- wrestling, spike driving and a tug of war.
Bala Cranberry Festival (October 18 – 20) is the official end to summer with a celebration of the cranberry harvest in Bala
If a fall fair isn’t your cup of tea, check out all the other activities that are available in Parry Sound at that time of year!