file photos by Lorraine Payette
submitted by Barb Morrison, Aug. 19, 2013 – Mallorytown, ON
(MALLORYTOWN, ONTARIO) Mallorytown’s got talent, and it’s on display this Saturday, August 24, when the Mallorytown Village Fair returns for its fourth year.
With local performers, heritage demonstrations and over 30 local artists, artisans, and vendors, the fair is “a step back in time,” with an emphasis on family fun and good old-fashioned ingenuity, skill and some amazing home-grown talent.
Families will be wowed by performances by local magic wunderkind Rylan Schwarze and the sketching and storytelling of David Parkins, an artist who lives locally but who has done political cartoon work for the likes of Toronto’s Globe and Mail and the Guardian in the United Kingdom. Live music in the gazebo by County Road 5 Bluegrass Band and Gravel Roads will round out the day’s entertainment.
Throughout the day, fair visitors can enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, free horse and wagon rides, numerous activities and games for children, as well as growing, baking, and craft competitions in the neighbouring Community Centre. There will be a BBQ lunch and refreshments on site.
Many local groups will also be hosting special events such as a pancake breakfast, bake sales, and a movie night at various locations in Mallorytown.
The fair runs Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 to 4:00 at 1523 County Road 2 in the Mallory Coach House Heritage Gardens. Admission to the fairground is free and donations to the food bank are accepted and encouraged. The Heritage Gardens are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, and well-mannered dogs on leashes are always welcome.
On Sunday, the Mallorytown Country Market and Mallory Coach House will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 at the same location.