New Executive Elected at AGM

Good food, an informative speaker, and a detailed meeting describe the annual meeting of the Bayfield Agricultural Meeting.  About thirty people gathered for a potluck meal and enjoyed the presentation of Richard Fitoussi’s vision of viticulture in Huron County.  Richard, upon residency in Huron, was told of the numerous peach orchards in this area and began his quest to see if grapes were viable here because he always believed that wherever peaches would thrive wine-making  Read more…

Goderich Makers Market

The Bayfield Ag. Society evergreen wreaths will be available to purchase at the Goderich Makers Market on Saturday, December 6th from 9am until 1pm at the McKay Centre on North Street in Goderich.  Ag. Society members will also be selling delicious homemade fudge. The Makers Market features handmade, locally grown and fresh-baked items from Huron County’s talented crafters, artists, growers, makers and bakers. It’s an ideal spot to purchase wholesome products while supporting the local Read more…

General Meeting Coming Up

The calendar year is over for the Ag Society and its Annual Meeting will be held this Friday to celebrate the past year.  A potluck supper will be held at 6 pm in the basement of St. Andrew’s United Church.  This will be followed up with a presentation at 7:30 by Richard Fitoussi on Cold Viticulture in Huron.  The meeting will commence at 8.  Reports from the committees will be available for anyone to see Read more…

Festive Season Approaching

The festive spirit will be encouraged by activities planned by the Bayfield Ag Society. On the Christmas in Bayfield weekend youngsters will have the opportunity to decorate gingerbread cookies at the Library from 11:30 to 1:30 on Saturday November 8. All materials will be there and donations will be gratefully accepted. The children can also get a ride on or pet a pony on the same day right after the parade until about 2 pm. Read more…

10 Signs of a Great Small Town Fair

A glance back at the 2014 fair generated some interesting facts: 1.       Over 100 different volunteers worked at the fair. 2.       There were 160 more entries in the indoor exhibits this year compared to last year. 3.       Exhibitors from Calgary were from the farthest distance 4.       A pipe band marched through the arena. 5.       The handcrafts section handed out more than $1000 in prizes with 310 exhibits. 6.       The flowers and plants section had the Read more…

Community church service translated into food aid

Taken from the BAYFIELD BREEZE – VOLUME 6 – WEEK 35 ISSUE 269 BY: MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER Members of five local congregations came together to worship on Aug. 17 under the fairgrounds tent in a ‘harvest themed’ community church service that proved to be a widely popular success. Organizers were thrilled with the participation and those in attendance unanimously agreed that this must become an annual event. Guest Speaker Jean Bennett, well known for her activism Read more…

Highlights of the 158th Fair from the President’s Perspective

The initial highlight of this year’s fair was learning that there were 160 more entries this year than last year. That total was strong thanks to regular exhibitors like Helen Turner at 98 years of age who entered 9 exhibits. It was wonderful catching the aroma of apple wood smoking ribs that fed over 500 people on Friday night. People were sampling or eating racks of ribs right up to 9 pm. although the vendors Read more…

Supporting Your Local Fair is Important

Fairs are an event which gathers a community together to be entertained, see the local people compete, and learn something about the community. The Ag Society has always appreciated the support of the local community.  Support might be through volunteers, finances, attendance, or entering events. The fair can always use volunteers.  If you wish to support by volunteering, check the website www.bayfieldfair.ca to see what opportunities there are.  This year the Huron County Junior Farmers Read more…

Counting Down to the 2014 Fair

This Sunday is Family Day at the fair.  The outdoor market is open as usual selling produce, baked goods, tools, furniture, books, and much more.  There is always something for every member of the fair. A Community Church Service at 10:30 am. will provide an opportunity to give thanks for all that this community has.  All the village churches have partnered to share a common message in an outdoor atmosphere.  People can choose to have Read more…