Meals and entertainment at the upcoming 166th Bayfield Community Fair, Aug 19-21, are highlighted in this issue.
The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) has traditionally hosted a Friday evening dinner as part of the Fair opening. This year’s dinner, starting at 5 pm on Friday, Aug 19, will be pulled pork on a bun with homemade baked beans and coleslaw vinaigrette at a cost of $20 per person, provided by Pineridge Barbeque Co. There will be a cash bar. Dinner tickets can be pre-ordered by emailing email@example.com. Fair organizers will then send out a PayPal request for the requested number of tickets. Anyone interested in buying dinner tickets is encouraged to order early as there may not be any tickets available on the day of the meal.
Musical entertainment at the Fair kicks off on Friday, Aug 19. Adam Lang – always a crowd pleaser in Bayfield – will share his guitar and vocal talents on the outdoor stage from 6:30 to 9 pm.
A spectacular fireworks display is planned for all to enjoy on Friday, Aug 19 immediately following the Adam Lang performance.
The Saturday evening entertainment, presented by the Bayfield Town Hall and the Bayfield Agricultural Society, will be “Rock Revival” at the Bayfield Fairgrounds. This concert will feature two bands: the Stones Tribute Show will play the Rolling Stones favourites and Thunderstruck will take the stage with their AC/DC tribute. The gates will open at 6 pm and the performance will start at 7 pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.bayfieldtownhall.com. There will be a cash bar.
On Sunday, Aug 21, entertainment will be provided on the outdoor stage by musicians Keith, on guitar and vocals, accompanied by Chuck on the keyboard, starting at 1:00 pm. Also on Sunday, an Old Time Jamboree will be held starting at 1:00 pm upstairs in the arena, where participants can listen and dance to old favourites. The entry fee for this event is $5 at the door. There will be a meal available for $10.
Fair organizers have lots of great entertainment planned for Saturday and Sunday of the Fair that will appeal to kids and those who are just young at heart. What could be more entertaining than a magic show? Bill Nuvo will delight youngsters with his magic, illusions, and comedic juggling at the outdoor stage on Saturday at 1 pm. The ever-popular Dunk Tank will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 pm on Saturday beside the arena. Watch for Snippity the Clown, who will make balloon animals for the kids from 12 to 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Mr Purpleman and his chatty sidekick Dizzy will be doing a walkabout on Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. He should be easy to spot!
All the children’s favourites will be returning for this year’s fully in-person event, ranging from wiggle cars, train rides, grain bins, and face painting, to a midway running throughout the Fair. Check the online Bayfield Fair Schedule for details and check back often. Fair organizers will be adding more items to the schedule.
Bayfield Agricultural Society – 166 years in the community
“Put the Fair in your summer plans!”