At age 164, Milton Fall Fair is older than the town itself at 160. It’s become a fall tradition for many families, and a regular stop for area schools. Every year it offers new, and exciting exhibits, and shows. 2017 is no exception. The fair is held September 22-24 at the Milton Fair Grounds.

This year organizers invite fairgoers to rock out on Friday night. For the first time, they’ve added a big-name concert to its Friday night lineup. The headlining act will be River Town Saints, a country band from Ottawa Ontario. Their hit single Woke Up Like This plays regularly on radio. Opening for them are Alessia Cohle, and One Ugly Cowboy. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 20 each, and include admission to the fair plus the concert.

“Where else can you get that kind of deal?”Halton Agricultural Society Director Janice Sandor said in a phone interview. This is the first time adding a big concert to the line-up, and organizers are hoping the concert is popular enough to make it a permanent part of the fair’s weekend. Family passes are $25 each (two adults, and two children from 5-12). Both passes, as well as individual tickets are available online at:

Attractions making a return include the Milton Fall Fair Ambassador program. Participants must be between the ages of 17- 22 as of Aug 1, 2018. Successful applicants will represent Milton in community events, and promote agriculture. Candidates are judged on a 1-1.5 minute speech, plus a private interview. The topics for the speech are: urban people and the fair, what the fair means to me, and the changing face of agriculture. All the old favourites return as well including the midway, Team K9 dog shows, and Sunday morning car show. Competitions include a creative photography competition themed Our Canada 150, and of course the ever popular baking, preserves, and craft competitions. Anyone living in Milton can participate.

The Fair Grounds are privately owned by the Halton Agricultural Society. The Milton Fall Fair sees approximately 25.000 visitors over the weekend.

Laura Steiner

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