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Locals celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at Burford Fall Fair

Local NewsLocals celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at Burford Fall Fair

Hundreds of residents and guests celebrated the Thanksgiving weekend at the annual Burford Fall Fair from Saturday, October 7 to Monday, October 9, 2023.

The event, which took place at the Burford Fairgrounds, kicked off on Saturday with the Youth Hunter horse show, followed by WOO Lawn Tactor racing, toilet bowl races, Captain Corbin’s magic show and the demolition derby. The day ended with the Battle of the Bands competition.

Don Dickson shows off his modified 1964 Austin Mini Traveller during the 161st Burford Fall Fair on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

On Sunday, festivities began with the kid’s roping competition, followed by the classic car show, featuring a variety of vehicles including a 1964 right-hand drive Austin Mini Traveller.

Guests could be seen enjoying the classic midway rides and games, as well as indulging in the variety of food trucks on site.

Other activities included the baby show, RC Crawler trials, kids power wheels derby, pumpkin painting, and the kids pedal pull.

A boy and his grandmother are all smiles on the carousel during the 161st Burford Fall Fair on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Children also took the chance to enjoy their first pony-ride or discover new animals at the petting zoo.

The final day of the fair featured the Youth Western horse show, a Thanksgiving pancake breakfast, a buzzing chainsaw competition, the ambassador competition, and the Little Ray’s Reptiles shows before ending out with the Ontario Truck and Tractor Pulling Association’s (OTTPA) tractor pull.

Two youngsters listen closely as they gear up to face off for the kids power wheels derby during the 161st Burford Fall Fair on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

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