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Brussels Fall Fair begins Tuesday

Brussels Fall Fair begins Tuesday

FallFair.jpg.a6051195BRUSSELS — The 154th Brussels Fall Fair will be held Sept. 15 and 16 and is welcoming the midway back to the grounds for the first time in several years.

The fair opens on Tuesday at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre  with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.

The fair will be opened by Brussels Ambassador of the Fair Tiffany Deitner and members of the fair board committee.

After that, the dog competition begins at 7:15 p.m. followed up by a euchre tournament at 7:20 p.m. The exhibits will also be open, alongside the food and pie booth.

The midway will also be open on Tuesday.

“It’s a different midway than the one that was here,” Homecraft President Nicole Noble said in an interview with The Citizen. “There has been a lot of talk of the midway returning so we wanted to address that.”

Noble said that the previous midway was getting too expensive for the fair board to bring the midway in but this one will be more manageable.

“The big thing is it’s back, so we hope lots of kids come out and use it,” she said.

Noble said that, if the numbers indicate that people want the midway to continue, it will make fundraising a necessity for the fair board.

“First, we will need the numbers up to generate revenue from the midway,” she said. “We need people to come out. Then, if the numbers are there, the fair board will look at fundraising and partnerships. We will need an annual fundraiser to generate revenue to make sure it happens every year. It will be hard.”

This year community partnerships helped make the midway a reality.

Wednesday, the fair opens at 9 a.m. with children’s programming, open to all children regardless of schooling, starting at 9:20 a.m.

 

More about the upcoming Brussels Fall Fair here…

 

From the Citizen, Sept. 10, 2015