The Stratford Police Band was one of the pipe bands to take part in the 2019 parade. Photo credit: Melody Falconer-Pounder

The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) is very pleased to announce that several people from the community have come forward to plan and coordinate a parade for the Bayfield Fair this year. What this means is that the BAS will be able to put on a full community parade for the first time since 2019!

The dates for this year’s Fair are August 18 – 20 with the parade taking place on Main Street on Saturday, August 19 at 11 am.

The parade organizers are eager to get started on the parade planning. The first order of business is getting all the parade entries lined up.

Members of the community are encouraged to enter a float or group to represent their organization, business, community group, or neighbourhood. This is a great opportunity to get exposure for a business or organization. Musicians, dance groups, classic cars, vintage tractors, campgrounds – all are welcome! This year’s Fair theme is “A Tractor Life for me in 2023”. It should be easy to have some fun with this year’s theme.

Parade organizer Jenny Shanahan adds, “We look forward to coming together with this year’s Bayfield Fair parade after a long break and celebrating all that’s special about our community.”

Anyone interested in entering a float or being part of the parade is asked to email with a few details. The parade organizers are also looking for extra volunteers to help out on the day of the parade. Anyone who can spare a few hours on the morning of Saturday, August 19 is asked to send an email to the above address.

Over the coming weeks and months leading up to the Fair, there will be regular announcements made through the Bayfield Breeze and on social media. Lots of fun events and activities are in the works, so check back often and stay tuned! To learn more, please visit:;;

Join in the fun – be part of the parade!

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