New organizers at the helm of the Burford Fall Fair are thankful for the hard work of the Burford Agricultural Society board of directors and dozens of community volunteers.
Carol Schooley, second-vice president of the board and fair director, said many businesses in the community rallied to make the 152nd annual fair live up to the event’s reputation.
“We didn’t have a lot of time to organize this year,” Schooley said. “But the community really stepped up and we’ve had a lot of super donations.”
Changes at the Burford Agricultural Society during the past year meant new organizers took on organizing the fair, which typically draws people in numbers up to 10 times the population of Burford.
Schooley said the determination of the board, members of the agricultural society and community volunteers not only made the fair happen, but made it better.
The fair added a performance by the OPP Golden Helmets motorcycle team, which took place on Maple Avenue Saturday afternoon. Horse shows and a demolition derby on Sunday also attracted large crowds.
Though the weather was cold and skies dreary, the entrance was busy with a consistent flow of families.
Grade 12 Assumption College student James Barker was named the 2012 Burford Fair Ambassador on Friday night.