Brome Fair a Labour Day weekend family tradition

The Eastern Township town comes alive with festivities for families at this annual agricultural fair

Horse riding, tractor pulls, agricultural workshops and more will all be part of the 163rd annual Brome Fair, taking place from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 in the Eastern Townships. The small village is once again expected to welcome more than 40,000 people for its four-day agricultural extravaganza, which includes tons of fun for the whole family.

Major attractions for children and families include horse competitions, antique displays and the Beauce Carnival, which features a Ferris wheel, fun-houses and other amusement park rides.

Children will want to check out the Agri-Zone for non-stop entertainment. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, there will be a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable games, animators and the Agri-Zone Express Train, which will take young kids for free rides. Visitors of all ages won’t want to miss the annual Barn Dance, taking place on Friday, Sept.2 at 8 p.m.

Are your kids interested in learning about farm life? If so, they can do the Farmer-for-a-Day agricultural workshop. Kids can also trade produce at the Farmer’s Market for a Brome Fair dollar, which they can trade in for a small treat at kiosks on-site. There will also be handicraft and horticulture workshops stationed around each zone.

The always-popular Big Parade will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 1 in front of the Grandstand at 1 p.m. There will be animals, farm machinery and other festivities.

Friday and Monday passes cost $15, Saturday and Sunday passes cost $20, and tickets four-day passes cost $45 and single-day family passes (two adults and two children under the age of 12) cost $65.

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