A competitor is seen leaving the judgement ring at the Russell Fair Horse Show in 2016.

161st annual Russell Fair September 5 through 8, 2019

Now in its 161st year, Russell Fair is coming up September 5 through 8, 2019 with more new and improved events.

Have you ever watched a blacksmith or bladesmith working on TV and wondered how you could get started? “Forged at Fair” is a new event this year to give a few people a unique opportunity to try their hand at forging steel. You’ll be guided through an introductory project that shows you how to safely get things hot and move some metal.Lead by an experienced smith, each 90 minute session will cover:
● Introduction to the forge area, including a safety briefing
● The “big 3” forging processes: drawing out, bending, twisting
● One project: either a leaf key ring OR an S-hook

You must pre-register by emailing [email protected] to indicate your interest.  Ages 16 and up, minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Session availability is limited, one session per person

New this year is that your gate admission includes the Friday night dance featuring Sticks ‘n Stones. We will also have Charlie the Kid on Saturday and Maureen Fawcett on Sunday. The Capital Cow Girls will be performing on Saturday.

A BMX crew as well as a Circus Act (The Chocolate con Leche Show) will be performing throughout the weekend. Of course the usual favourites including the truck pull, demo derby and tractor pull will be back. The legendary Education Day will be on Friday and Saturday. The popular Touch a Truck will be back also. The Robertson Midway is bringing a new ride this year as well. For a more detailed schedule please visit: www.russellfair.com

For more information: please call Theresa Wever, president, at 613-799-8570 or [email protected]

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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