The 108th annual Priddis and Millarville Fair will be held Aug. 15 at the Millarville Race Track and will be packed full of festivities.
The traditional, old-fashioned fair consists of a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits which range from art, flowers, cooking, crafts, sewing, equestrian and sheep shows. The fair runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is highlighted by a parade, antique exhibits, family activities and a variety of entertainment.
The history of the fair dates back to 1907 when a group of Priddis and Millarville area ranchers gathered and came up with the idea of forming an agricultural society.
Plans immediately began to unfold for the first fair at Priddis and even though the society struggled through a depression and two world wars, the fair continued.
With a mandate to always put on a good show, not necessarily to make money, there were years when directors who won in some categories did not receive their prize money until the grant from the Department of Agriculture had arrived.
This non-commercial, agricultural fair continues the traditions on which it was built — keen yet friendly competition showcasing excellence.
Four to five generations later, descendants of some of the founding families are faithful exhibitors at the annual fair, with some now serving as directors.
Pick up a copy of this year’s fair book at the racetrack office. It lists all of the competitions and information about entering.
The Millarville Farmers’ Market will also be held in conjunction with the fair so there will be lots for the entire family to see and do.
Admissions costs $5 per person and children under eight are free. For more information, please call 403-931-3411.