Scaled back Brooke-Alvinston and Watford Fall Fair this weekend file photo

The gates open for the 144th annual Brooke-Alvinston and Watford Fall Fair today.

Past President and Director Jamie Armstrong says the event is scaled back this year because of the ongoing pandemic.

All of our events are going to be outside and we’re hoping to keep them spaced out as much as possible,” said Armstrong. “We do not have a midway this year, but we do have the tractor pull happening Friday night starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 a person, however are making this a family event so all high school students and elementary students are free.”

Other highlights include a pet show at the new pavilion and the demolition derby on Sunday at 1 p.m.

This is the second, and final fair on the Lambton County circuit to go ahead this year. All fairs were cancelled in 2020.

“We’re hoping that we get the whole community out to support this, said Armstrong. “This would have been the second year it didn’t run so that’s why we decided to have this scaled back event, in hopes that we can make a few funds so that once this pandemic is over, we’ll be able to come back and have a great event like we used to have in the past.”

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