Brussels Fall Fair returns
By Denny Scott
The Brussels Agricultural Society was able to successfully return The Brussels Fall Fair to an in-person event this year according to society president Zoellyn Onn.
“Everything went really well,” she said. “It was definitely challenging, but everything turned out great.”
The fair had to be held at various locations throughout the community due to the renovations at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre starting just before the fair was officially opened, which Onn said provided some additional planning hurdles.
“It’s hard being in different venues, but it all worked out,” she said. “Everything went well in the spaces we were able to use.”
While the move provided a challenge, she said that the Four Winds Barn, which served as a primary location for many of the fair attractions, exhibits and events, was appreciated by the attendees.
“It amazed people,” she said. “It really lent itself to a different experience with the fair.”
She said there were some drops in exhibit participation, but judges expected that after two years without an official in-person event. Beyond that, however, she said everyone loved the attractions including the inflatables and Huron East Fire Department challenge course.
While official numbers are yet to be finalized, Onn said she was happy with how the event played out, the number of people in attendance and the different vendors and attractions that were offered.
Watch future issues of The Citizen for results from the fair.