Brussels Fall Fair cancelled again, several events still planned
The Brussels Agricultural Society has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Brussels Fall Fair and the 2021 Ambassador Competition.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Brussels Agricultural Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the Brussels Fall Fair, scheduled to take place Sept. 14-15 at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre.
Many factors were considered by the society's general membership when making the decision, most importantly the desire to ensure the safety of fair visitors, exhibitors, vendors, community groups, entertainers, sponsors and volunteers.
The fair will return with a spectacular celebration on Sept. 13-14, 2022, with the theme “Twist and Sprout”.
In addition, the Ambassador Competition will not run this year. Ambassador Sean Mitchell, Junior Ambassador James Speer and Little Ambassador Rowan Gaspric have graciously agreed to stay in their positions through 2022.
Despite cancelling the 2021 Brussels Fall Fair, the Brussels Agricultural Society is planning to host several physically-distanced events in 2021, including:
• a photography competition representing each traditional fair section, with photos displayed in a storefront on the main street in September and the society’s website and Facebook site (prizes available)
• a home and business decorating initiative in September, to celebrate local agriculture and our annual fall fair, with decorative bows available for purchase
• a parade through the streets of Brussels on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. (prizes available)
• a drive-thru barbecue dinner on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre, with a possible dine-in option and musical entertainment (COVID-19 permitting).
Further details about these events will be released shortly. For more information on the Brussels Fall Fair, visit www.brusselsfallfair.ca.