Warren Fair kicks off 2019 edition
Published Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:24PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:20PM EDT
It’s an annual tradition that goes back more than a century. The annual Warren Fair has set up shop in the small community, located between Sudbury and North Bay.
The two day long festival plans to showcase all that the small town of Warren has to offer.
“It’s about showing people from the city, the rural Wayne of life is all about,” Chris Wielusiewicz, Warren Agricultural Society President, tells CTV News. “It’s about what agriculture is all about, exposing people to where their food comes from, and what ,their ancestors and forefathers did for entertainment.
The event, held at the Warren Fairgrounds, features lots of food, a variety of vendors and kid friendly activities. There are also lots of unique animals on hand. One local boy from Verner had his Scotish Highland Hefer with him.
“They are very calm, I find compared to other cows, cause of their long fur they are always warm so they are not energetic really,” says 14-year-old Austin Wilkie.
The event was also attended by ambassadors from the International Plowing Match, which will be happening in the nearby community of Verner this fall.
“The International plowing match is a five day event,” says Derika Nauta, the current Ontario Queen of the Furrow. “We convert about 800 acres into the competitive plowing fields as well as tented city, which is where entertainment, demonstrations, a lot of vendors and food all meet.”
The Warren Fair features free admission. More information can be found at warrenfair.ca.