A taste of the rural life at the Havelock Fair

The Havelock Fair offers families agricultural activities, live music, arts and crafts, food and entertainment on September 13, 2014.

What is 143 years old, welcomes 3,000 visitors and has everything from live music to livestock? It’s the Havelock Fair in southern Quebec.

Since 1871, the directors of the Huntingdon Agricultural Society, a non-profit organization, have put together the Havelock Fair, making it not only a hometown tradition, but one of the oldest fairs in Canada. The purpose of the fair is to shine a light on rural living by promoting agricultural awareness, relating to both people and the land, and allowing visitors to experience rural traditions and way of life.

The fair offers various exhibits, ranging from arts and crafts to food. The highlight is the livestock show where birds, rabbits, horses and sheep will be showcased. Various non-profit groups will be participating to raise funds for their causes through sales of various items, including baked goods, and local musicians will be entertaining throughout the day.

The Havelock Fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 8 a.m. Tickets are $10 and children under 12 get in for free.

For more information, visit havelockfair.com.