It was unfortunately cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, but from July 7 to 10, the Lachute Fair returned. On the evening of Thursday, July 7, the Lachute Fair Parade made its way from Parc Richelieu to the Fairgrounds. 

Photo: James Morgan

 

Photo: James Morgan

The Stragglers entertained the crowd before the Lachute Fair opening ceremonies on July 7. On guitar at the far left is John McCart of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. Argenteuil Agricultural Society President Scott Lees is on drums. Photo: James Morgan

Lachute Mayor Bernard Bigras-Denis, left, and MRC d’Argenteuil Prefect Scott Pearce, right, cutting the ribbon to open the Lachute Fair. Except for the COVID-19 years of 2020 and 2021, the fair has been held since 1825, making it the oldest fair in Québec and the second oldest in Canada. Bigras-Denis said he was proud of the efforts made by fair organizers. “We are always proud to support the fair,” said Pearce. Photo: James Morgan

For the first time, the Lachute Fair hosted a wrestling match presented by Lutte Laurentides. A lively crowd was entertained by the antics in the ring. Photo: James Morgan

A friendly alpaca, sheep, and goats were part of the Lachute Fair petting zoo. Photo: James Morgan.

Antique tractors lined up for the tractor pull at the Lachute Fair. Photo: James Morgan

Oliver tractor preparing for the Lachute Fair tractor pull. Photo: James Morgan

Lachute Fair 4-H Holstein show. Photo: James Morgan

Photo: James Morgan