The 2018 Champlain Commercial and Community Fair has added several bonuses to its event this year including a miniature village which includes local community organizations. The Fair takes place at the Vankleek Hill Arena, 36 Mill Street, on April 14 and April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.

Next weekend, the Vankleek Hill Arena will be filled with more than 90 exhibits featuring businesses, shops, manufacturing and community groups, all in one colourful indoor venue. From home renovations, to gardening and landscaping, to furniture, to food, to alternative health and cars and outdoor vehicles, local businesses provide services and resources for a wide variety of client interests. Even pet and farm services and home decor will be on display.

“By adding the miniature village we have been able to include several organizations that contribute in a huge way to our community, but who might not otherwise be able to attend our event,” says event organizer, Samme Putzel. “This way, everyone benefits even more, because we see how effective it is for businesses and community groups to support one another.”

A community breakfast will be served upstairs at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre from 8 a.m to noon at $8 per person in support of Victim Services, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Special activities will be offered for children in the lobby of the arena. Scherer Landscaping will feature its beautiful display of garden fountains and rock sculptures in the entrance to the exhibition hall. Admission is free to everyone.

For more information, call Suzanne Hocquard 613-677-4722. More details will be available on the Excellent Events Facebook page and at