Charlotte County Fall Fair postponed two weeks due to impending storm

By David Shuman

(Submitted photo) Organizers with the Charlotte County Fall Fair have decided to postpone this year's event due to the impending hurricane. Its new date is Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Ganong Nature Park.

DUFFERIN – The 12th annual Charlotte County Fall Fair originally set for this weekend at Ganong Nature Park has been postponed by two weeks.

Organizers posted on social media earlier in the week they were watching the potential impact of hurricane Lee, however ultimately made the decision to hold off on going ahead with the event as safety is a priority. It will now be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

“We recognize that Sept 30 is National Truth and Reconciliation Day and we hope to use this opportunity to highlight the importance of this day through education and acknowledgement,” reads the post on the event’s page on Facebook.

Chairperson Colleen Winchester says the fair is the product of “dedication by volunteers.” She has been working on the event for years, but this is her first as lead of the planning committee.

“I am a part of a group that volunteered their time to pull together a fun, exciting event for folks in Charlotte County. That is very satisfying,” she said. She says she loves to “be a part of a group that worked so hard to bring an event to our community.”

Favourites from previous years will return, including Tent Talks on everything from a homesteading comedy show to the Milltown Dam removal or connections between New Brunswick and the American Civil War.

Look out for live music, historical re-enactments, and food and craft vendors. Entries to the Make It, Grow It, Show It Exhibition Hall are to be in by noon Sept. 30. There will also be homesteading displays and activities, a Kids Zone with hands-on activities, and wagon rides.

Winchester says they are still looking for volunteers to help out.

“If anybody is willing to give us even a little bit of their time … we give them a free entry bracelet. You know, that makes the fair even more accessible for everybody.”

With the date change, vendors, participants and volunteers will receive an email with instructions for moving forward. If people want to register for the new dates, they’re able to register as vendors, participants or volunteers.

For those who purchased tickets but who may not be able to attend the new dates, email

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