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Montreal Families

Brome Fair a Labour Day weekend family tradition

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.

For more information, visit bromefair.com.

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