Brome Fair 

Robert Paterson, LJI 

What can we expect from Brome Fair this year? Of course all the old favourites such as the food that we feel guilty about, but cannot resist, the midway, the competitions, the machinery and vehicles. But there is some- thing new as well.  The fairgrounds will be open on Thursday, August 31 for what is called “Halter Horse Competition”. During the regular part of the fair, horses compete by doing things. In a halter competition, it is the animal itself that is being judged. This is a provincial competition, so the best horses in Quebec will be there. Admission is free to the competition and to the fairgrounds: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Not all the exhibits will be ready, but the food will be. 

There is also a great expectation among the teens of our area for the social aspects of the fair. Here, the midway is the focus. The fair is an opportunity for the young to enjoy hours of freedom in a safe place.  A taxi service will be available when the grounds close at 11 p.m. on Saturday night.

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