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Almonte Fair

Phone:613-256-1665 Fair Office and Agricultural Hall Phone: 613-256-1819
Address:195 Water Street, Almonte, K0A 1A0
Hours:2013 Fair Hours of Operation Monday July 15, Fair Office Closed Tuesday July 16, Fair Office open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday July 17, Fair Office open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday July 18, Fair Office open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday July 19, Fair Office open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fair Opens 1:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. Beer Gardens till 12 p.m. Saturday July 20, Fair Office open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fair Opens 8:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. Beer Gardens till 12 p.m. Sunday July 21, Fair Office open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fair Opens 8:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Beer Gardens till 5 p.m.
Website: http://www.almontefair.ca
Email: president@almontefair.ca

    The Almonte Fair

The annual fair of the North Lanark Agricultural Society is one of the oldest fairs in the Ottawa Valley. Continuously in operation each year without a break. It began in Carleton Place, not Almonte, back in 1840 when the Bathurst District Agricultural Society was formed. The Bathurst District included Lanark and Renfrew counties and that part of Carleton County which included Bytown. It had Perth as its judicial centre, here all property was registered and all court cases tried, even for Bytown. However, the Bathurst District gave way to the riding of Lanark and Renfrew and finally the North and South ridings of Lanark were created in 1848. The North Lanark Agricultural Society continued from the former district society.The annual Show Fair was held for a number of years in Carleton Place. Then, because many more Ramsay people were exhibitors, a meeting was held in the Ramsay town hall, on the 8th line near the Auld Kirk, Jan 22, 1858. There the Con­stitution was drawn up for the North Lanark Agricultural Society which was to hold its annual fair at Ramsayville, now Almonte. For a few years the fair was held on the McFarlane Farm where Boyd Jamieson now lives. An annual picnic was also held there by the society.However in 1862 three acres of land was purchased in the town beside the river where it has remained.

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