If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few days, the Ormstown Expo invites families to celebrate country living during its 103rd annual event.
Kicking off June 8, the four-day expo features cows, horses and chickens competing for the title of ‘best in their breed’ during the livestock exhibitions, as well as sheep shearing demonstrations, pony rides, a petting zoo and musical performances by Canadian artists. Little ones can get their faces painted, take part in Mad Science workshops or watch a magic show.
For the first time, there will be a Superdogs spectacle where talented canines show off different tricks. There will also be a child-friendly version of the annual demolition derby; kids 3 to 6 will try to pop the balloons attached to each other’s battery-powered cars.
Visitors can speak with farmers about agricultural awareness and the importance of sustainable practices. “At [the Ormstown Expo], you really get to interact with agriculture, nature and animals on a first-hand basis,” says Manager Christina Franc. “There’s really something for the whole family.”
Admission is free for kids 5 and under, $5 for kids 6 to 12 and $10 for those 13 and over. Prices differ on Thursday and four-day passes are also available so check the website for alternate pricing and opening hours. The expo will be held at 1 McBain St.
For more information, visit expoormstown.com.