The ATV Challenge at Sutton Fair made quite a splash this year. The simulated pond was supplied by two water trucks to keep the non-stop ATV splashing action.
Fabulous turnout for a fantastic Dairy Cattle Show at the Sutton Fair. Great competition! Great weather! Congratulations to all the competitors for bringing such high quality competition to the Sutton Fair. This event marks the first agricultural activity to use the new pavilion during the fair.
Sutton Fair 2013 Ambassadors at the demolition derby. Jr Ambassador Emma McDonald (centre) and First Runner-up Hailey Barns (left), and Ambassador Kristen Buchner enjoy the show and hand out trophies as part of their first duties as Ambassadors.
Our new Sutton Fair Ambassadors for 2013 and their first official event, the truck and tractor pull. What a great start to the fair! Congratulations Ambassador Kristen Buchner and 1st Runner up Ashley Botelho.
Sutton Fair Grounds has a New Agricultural Pavilion Thanks to an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant
Sutton – The 158th Sutton Fair and Horse Show opened Thursday, August 8th when its new Agricultural Pavilion will be unveiled. The new Pavilion replaces the old cattle and sheep buildings that were no longer usable. Local MPP Julia Munro was there to officially open the new Agricultural Pavilion. The Pavilion wouldn’t have been possible without the help of a $47,400 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant made last summer to help cover half the cost, with the other half coming from the Sutton Agricultural Society.
Working together, the groups managed to improve the fairgrounds for the annual Sutton Fair and Horse Show, but also for the many community events that are held there each year. Recognition is also due to Peter Bunnik, past president of the Fair, who applied for the Foundation grant in 2012 and the Sutton Agricultural Society members helping in seeing the project through to the end.
“Our old cattle and sheep buildings were fallen over and unsafe,” said Peter Bunnik, Past President of the Sutton Agricultural Society. “They have all been replaced by the new Agricultural Pavilion. The building has already been used and will continue to be used for various community and agricultural events including the use during the annual Sutton Fair and Horse Show. The results would not have been possible without the dedicated Sutton Agricultural Society volunteers who were greatly involved in different aspects of preparing the grounds and finishing the building.”
The 158th Sutton Fair and Horse Show has a lot to offer. Don’t miss the Georgina Idol Finalist Competition and the popular Truck and Tractor Pull. Running August 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th, there’s something for everyone: agricultural demonstrations and exhibits; horse and livestock shows; homecraft displays; midway rides; vendor booths; petting zoos; and camel rides, courtesy of the Bowmanville Zoo.
The Sutton Agricultural Society is a 158 year old agricultural organization that promotes and supports agriculture within the community. The Sutton Agricultural Society is composed of a solely volunteer-based membership. The Fair has evolved over time from a two day agricultural event back in 1855 to the four day jam-packed full schedule of events that draws thousands of individuals.
A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. For more information, please visit the website at: www.otf.ca
The Sutton Fair theme for 2013 is year of the Bee. To celebrate this theme we have included the Bee Theme into many competitions and contests this year. Bees make honey. Consider it our way of “sweetening” the contests. Listed below are some of the ways you can participate. We look forward to your seeing you and your ideas at this year’s fair!
SPECIAL CLASS 156: COLOURING CONTEST OF FAIR THEME: AGES 7 to 11
Download poster from our website and simply colour it in.
See additional rules here:
CLASS 211: SPECIAL CLASS
The Great Canadian Duct Tape Competition
Judges will be looking for the best construction, neatness and best representation of Theme “Year of the Bee”.
CLASS 190: AGE 3 AND UNDER
5. Draw a bee
CLASS 191: AGES 4 AND 5
6. Pinecone bee
CLASS 192: AGES 6 AND 7
5. Make a 3D bee
CLASS 193: AGES 8 AND 9
4. Illustrate a bee joke
7. Bee safety poster
CLASS 194: AGES 10 AND 11
2. Paper mache – bee theme
3. Decorate beeswax candles
CLASS 182: DESIGNS
Flowers Theme: Bees
CLASS 184: HIGH SCHOOL
56. “Just Bee….cause” –your interpretation
CLASS 186: GRADES 3 TO 4
60. “Baby Bumblebee” –design in a small container
CLASS 187: PRESCHOOL TO GRADE 2
62. “A, Bee, C’s” – your interpretation
CLASS 175: PRE-SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
3. It’s a Bee’s Life
CLASS 176: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
CLASS 165: RECYCLE ART
“Bee Theme……create a buzz”
CLASS 160: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
22. Bee made out of dough painted and decorated
23. Bumble Bee Pom Pom – made of yarn
24. Bumble Bee -Open
CLASSES 110 to 133 CULINARY ARTS
Several classes in the Culinary Arts have a bee theme.
CLASS 101: VEGETABLES
24. Vegetable home for a bee
26. A selection of tasty treats for a bee
27. Make a bee using vegetables
The new 2012 Prize Book is now available for download. The entire prize book has been optimized for better download performance. You will still need to have Acrobat Reader in order to view the book in PDF. However, the file is small and downloads quickly. Click here to go to the 2013 Prize Book page.
There is a new option for viewing the prize book this year. You can browse the sections as w
eb pages. (rather than downloading a PDF) Simply navigate to the section you are interested in the competitions pages.
Annual Silent AuctionApril 13, 2013Sutton Kin HallDoors open at 6:00pm$3 entry gets you a bidder’s number and a piece of pie.Donations are welcome.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Dinner and Dance at Kin Hall on February 2, 2013. Despite the weather, the turnout was great! We were treated to some fabulous entertainment in the form of magic. How did he get that cell phone inside the balloon?
Linda Bagshaw and crew provided an excellent meal. The pies were fantastic! Steve Cowieson presented Jim Lockie with the Past President’s award. Congratulations Jim!
All welcome to attend. Not just for members. Linda Bagshaw is catering this event with a good home cooked roast beef dinner. DJ, Entertainment, a few speeches, door prizes.
2013 Fair Theme. Year of the bee!