Labour Day weekend = Brome Fair

The agricultural fair invites kids to learn about agriculture and horticulture – all while having fun

For 160 years, the annual Brome Fair has welcomed families to its huge agricultural fair on Labour Day weekend. Over the course of four days, approximately 40,000 people descend on this town to take part in several fun activities.

From Sept. 2 to 5, there will be a milking parlour, train rides, barn dance, petting zoo, animal competitions, pony rides, mini motor-cycles and amusement park rides. Families are invited to take part in the traditional parade with animals and farm machinery on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

Kids can enjoy the Agri-zone featuring little sheds that simulate being on a farm and the chores that go with it such as collecting eggs in the chicken coop, picking apples in the orchard, shearing the sheep, and milking cows.

For the first time this year, the fair will have a classroom to promote and educate the public on every aspect of agriculture. Interactive workshops will take place throughout the weekend, where people can learn about honey, composting, horticulture and many other aspects of farming.

Admission costs $15 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and $12 on Monday. Family passes are available for $50. It is free for kids up to the age of 3.

For more information, visit bromefair.com.