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Load the pumpkin cannon! Fall fair fast approaching

You might not want to admit summer's coming to an end, but the reality is, fall is rapidly approaching. A sure sign autumn is just around the corner are the fall fairs now being held around the region.
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Celebrate the changing season at Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society's annual fall fair Sept. 13. With more than 100 vendors, activities for kids and a pumpkin cannon, it's a great way to say goodbye to summer. Supplied photo.

You might not want to admit summer's coming to an end, but the reality is, fall is rapidly approaching. 


A sure sign autumn is just around the corner are the fall fairs now being held around the region.

A case in point is the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society's fall fair, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the 14-acre Lively venue.

The eighth annual event has grown to the point that there's now activities catering to a plethora of interests, said organizer Gwen Doyle.

“I think the reason we get thousands of people of all ages coming to the fall fair is we have such a wide variety of activities they can do,” she said. “It's just crazy. It's growing and growing and growing.”

These activities include inflatable bouncy castles, a classic car show, antique tractor display, pumpkin cannon and historical demonstrations by weavers and spinners and former Creighton residents.

The fair also features more than 100 vendors, featuring arts and crafts, farmer's market produce, snack foods and local businesses and community groups.

Hearkening back to more traditional fall fair activities, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education and Marketing will be hosting their annual giant pumpkin contest as part of the event.

If you haven't grown a giant pumpkin, don't worry — prizes will also be awarded for the smallest, oddest-shaped and most perfectly shaped pumpkins.

Continuing with the pumpkin theme, the fair is hosting its first annual pumpkin pie-eating contest, where blindfolded volunteers will feed a slice of pie to a team member.

Three outdoor stages will be set up at Anderson Farm, featuring performers including the Sudbury and District Pipe Band, Chicks With Picks, The Almighty Rhombus, the Nickel City Roller Derby and the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Dancers.

There will be no public parking at Anderson Farm Museum during the fair.

However, Leuschen Transportation is providing free shuttle buses to the venue from TM Davies Arena, École St. Paul, Lively District Secondary School and Walden Public School.

Admission to the event is free.

For more information, click the link Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society - AFMHS to visit the farm's Facebook or phone 705-692-3021.


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