Some Very Exciting News!

     As a third generation member of the North Lanark Agricultural Society Board of Directors I’m aware of the history of the Society and what has been contributed to the community over the last 159 years. Over the years, our grounds featured many buildings, some are gone, others displaced and some still standing. The oldest building which is still standing 152 years later is the Agricultural Hall. The original hall was built in 1865 and in 1868 due to heavy snow the roof collapsed. In 1869 the present Agricultural Hall was rebuilt. Over the years, the Agricultural Hall has undergone numerous repairs including refurbishing the front, the roof and relocation of the bathrooms.
     During the open season (May to October) the Agricultural Hall is utilized for many events such as weddings, dances, craft and artisan markets. The grounds itself hosts many major events yearly such as the Flea Market, Bus Fusion, Almonte Fair, Car Toot Bingo and many more entertaining activities.
     For Canada’s 150th birthday, the Ontario Trillium Foundation offered a grant to help keep the Canadian Heritage strong. In 2016, the Board applied for the OTF grant towards repairs to the exterior of the Agricultural Hall. Just prior to Christmas we received exciting news that we were successful and had been awarded the funds needed to complete the project.
     A condition of the grant requires us to match a third of the funds which we have done.  With fundraising through the past few years we are now happy to report that all the money we raised and all the money that was kindly donated will be put to great use! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us for this major project. The Agricultural Hall will finally be restored to its beauty, leaks will be fixed, windows replaced and balcony refreshed.
     As we continue to fundraise for ongoing improvements in the Agricultural Hall and on the grounds, we hope that you will continue to support us.  Some of our upcoming events are Almonte Ladies Night, May 12th, Truck and Tractor Pull, May 27th and the Spring Dance, June 3rd. These and more events will help us provide a venue for future events and memories.
     For further information please go to our website www.almontefair.ca.

Almonte Ladies Night Ticket Sales

Join us for a night of Glitz & Glam at Almonte Ladies Night!

Your night will include Cocktails at 6pm.  Dinner at 7.  Band at 8.

Tickets are $55.00

Tickets go on sale Friday March 24th from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Almonte Arena

Proceeds benefiting the Ag Hall Repair Project & Community

 

2017 Truck and Tractor Pull

   Almonte Truck and Tractor Pull
At the
Almonte Fair Grounds

Saturday May 27th, 2017

Pull Starts @ 11 am

Contact: Travis Drummond

   Phone: 613-9

14-0038

Email: truckandtractorpull@almontefair.ca

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STOCK 4X4 TRUCK CLASSES

Stock Gas Truck under 6,500 lb
Stock Gas Truck under 7,500 lb
Truck Stock Gas Truck under 8,500 lb
Stock Diesel Truck under 8,500 lb
Pro Street Diesel Truck under 8,500 lb
Open Gas Truck

 

TRACTOR CLASSES

Tractor under 3,500 lb
Tractor under 4,500 lb
Tractor under 5,500 lb
Tractor under 6,500 lb
Altered Farm Tractor under 6,500 lb

Tractor under 7,500 lb
Tractor under 8,500 lb
Tractor under 10,500 lb
Altered Farm Tractor under 8,500 lb
Farm Tractor under 110 hp
Farm Tractor under 150 hp
Farm Tractor under 200 hp
4X4 Farm Tractor Open (No Articulated Tractors in this class)
Modified Tractor Class

Gas Truck Rules

Diesel ProStreet Rules

ETTPATractorAntiqueRules

 

Beer Gardens

Free Parking

Food Concessions by Lanark County 4H

Pull starts at 11:00 am
Weigh in starts at 10:00 am

All Tractors & Trucks must be weighed before & after their class

Pullers entry Fees:  Tractors $5/Tractor, Trucks $10/Truck & $10 to move up to next class but Not Diesel Trucks

Over $3,100 in total prize money paid out!!

Prizes Awarded:
Tractor Classes- 1st Place-$75, 2nd Place-$30, 3rd Place-$20 (Excluding the Modified Tractor Class)
4X4 Truck Classes- 1st Place-$150, 2nd Place -$75, 3rd Place -$50 (includes the Modified Tractor Class )

Please  pick up prizes after your class at registration desk

Admission $10.00
Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult

Anybody interested in volunteering the day of the event please contact Travis.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this great event please contact Travis: truckandtractorpull@almontefair.ca

2016-17 Board Members

We would like to welcome the new Executives and Directors to our team for the 2016-17 year.

President – Debbie Brydges

1st Vice President – Cathy Gayton

2nd Vice President – Glen Brydges

Homecraft President – Betty Renaud

Homecraft Vice President – Marilyn Snedden

Secretary – Alyssa Toshack

Treasurer – Violaine Pilote

Past President – Glen Syme

 

Directors of our Board

Glen Brydges                   Debbie Villeneuve

Duncan Abbott             Donna Carpenter

Betty Renaud                   Calvin Toshack

Glen Syme                          Elaine Brydges

Marilyn Snedden          Jim Cavanagh

Debbie Brydges             Sandra McManus

Alyssa Toshack               Cathy Gayton

Dianna Nanne               Jeff Gayton

Pat Tiley                            Nancy Dupuis

Annual General Meeting – November 16th 7:30pm

Location: The Almonte General Hospital – Board Room

Our general meeting is out start to the next year.  We pick our executives and directors. Our Accountant talk about our financials for the past year.  We also discuss all old and new things to come.

All members are welcome and anyone interested in joining are encouraged to join us.

If you have any questions please email or call any of its members

 

2016 Almonte Fair Roundup

Almonte Fair Roundup

This year’s Almonte Fair has come and gone leaving good memories for many families. The new Carter Shows Midway lived up to their billing, providing thrills for all ages .The focus on entertainment for young families worked, with shows by professionals such as Team T & J, Spin Cycle and Little Ray’s Reptiles joined by a visit from a Princess and Elsa for “Frozen”.

The Ag Ed Tent, filled with animals such as  Jacob Sheep, a Jersey cow and Clydesdale horses, ducks and geese was busy all weekend. Matthew Wellman clipped a large number of Garth Greene’s sheep to the enjoyment of the crowd. Dairy Educators Sherry Patterson and Jane Henry used an extensive display of dairy products to explain how milk is processed into the products on the grocery shelf. The corn play box, borrowed from Middleville Fair, provided hours of playtime.

The Demo Derby wasn’t dampened by the rain and the Lawn Tractor Pull and Heavy Horse Show had beautiful weather on the other 2 days. The light horses,dairy, beef, sheep and pigeon shows attracted a good audience in various venues.

The Official Opening on Friday night featured the winners of the “ Almonte’s Got Talent”contest -Taylor Walters, Austin Simpson and Nicolas Marquis of “No Strings Attached”. Then former President Marion Timmins reviewing the fair history, giving her opinions on the pros and cons of the changes over the years. The Senstar Company was recognized for the wonderful donation of their volunteers to renovate the grandstand last month.

Moving all exhibits to the lower level of the main hall was a popular move so everyone could view the entries without enduring the heat upstairs,but everyone missed the pies from the church ladies so a food vendor is top of the list for next year.

The wider variety of music met mixed reviews but the Entertainment Tent  was filled both nights and the Sunday afternoon crowd was larger than other years. Christian Poulsen booked several bands new to our area to provide “Music on the Mississippi” but Almonte teens didn’t seem ready yet for the Electro Teen Dance in the Big Red Barn.

The directors were run off their feet-especially Cathy Gayton who was on the run checking out vendors,organizing the Snack Shack and organizing the Kids Zone among other duties. Sandra McManus and her spinners spent many hours in the hall, keeping an eye on exhibits and spinning away.

President Glen Syme ,Vice President Debbie Brydges were working behind the scenes to keep events on track. Alyssa Toshack and Vi Pilote were the main people handling finances and answering the variety of questions one receives from the midway,the vendors, the exhibitors and the general public.

The NLAS Luck of the Draw  was won by Scott Cameron, Allan Wilkinson and Nonie Toner.

The Civitans did a wonderful job on the gates and this year a crew from Puppets Up entertained at the front gate. All in all, a great cooperative effort by directors of the fair and other local groups to produce an event well attended and quite memorable so thanks to everyone who volunteered their time.

Now the planning begins for next year with an Appreciation Pot Luck evening on Wednesday,July 27 at 6:30 in the Main Hall when everyone can offer suggestions for improvements. Committee members are welcome to come and share new ideas. See you there.

Celebrating Canada's 150    North Lanark Agricultural Society