The Orono Fair 160 Years of Rural Traditions
Where: Orono Fairgrounds, 2 Princess St., Orono
When: Sept 6-9, 2012
It's that time of year again, time to schedule a visit to the Orono Fair!
The Orono Fair is one of the oldest running fairs in Ontario and is one of the largest tourist events in Durham Region. It is an Agricultural Fall Fair that runs the first weekend after Labour Day in September. The Fair has been hosted by the Orono Agricultural society since 1852.
The fair annually features exquisite displays and competitions involving paintings, photographs, agriculture (fruits, vegetables and crops), livestock (sheep, cattle, poultry and rabbits), flowers, knitting, woodworking, sewing, crafts, school displays, culinary creations and many other artistic works. As well as one of the largest midways throughout the area.
The line up this year proudly has the Emerson Drive Concert on the Friday night, as well as the Strong Man’s Competition, Truck and Tractor Pulls, and more. Visit the Country General Store and shop with local vendors, see some cooking demonstrations and participate .
Bus Tours Welcome, Flush Toilets/Washrooms, Food Available, Planned Events, Public Washrooms, Wheel Chair Accessible. No pets allowed (except service dogs).
FREE PARKING, Follow Main St, Orono to Centreview St & Follow Parking Signs
ALSO overflow parking with FREE shuttle service Main St & Taunton Road
5pm - 10pm.. Thursday September 6th - 2 for 1 admission, $2 midway rides
OFFICIAL Gates Open:
9am - 10pm Friday September 7
9am - 11pm Saturday September 8
9am - 5pm Sunday September 9
Friday 9am -5pm $10 after 5pm $20, children under 13 FREE with an adult.
Saturday 9am -10pm $10, children under 13 FREE with an adult.
Sunday 8:30am -4pm $10, children under 13 FREE with an adult.
NOTE** Children NOT with an adult admission prices apply!
PASSES: (ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 31st)
Friday Day Pass Includes Emerson Drive Concert $15 – Available online
Weekend Pass Includes Emerson Drive Concert $30 – Available online
Orono Fair Passes now available online @ www.oronofair.com
All PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE LOCALLY FOR 2 WEEKS COMMENCING AUGUST 1st-15th AT 2 LOCAL LOCATIONS
Durham Farmers Co-Op -5698 Co-Op Rd Orono &
Hunters Foto Source(Former Langes) 31 King St. W Bowmanville
For more information:
P.O. Box 90,2 Princess St.
Duram Home Savvy TIP TO YOU
Check out the SNAP newspaper for a midway coupon worth $5.00
Posted on: Sunday the 5th of August 2012.
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Written by: Mike Tafertshofer