Milton Fall Fair has been marking the passage of seasons for the last 165 years. This year’s edition was held September 21-23 2018. It included all fair favourites; a smash-up derby, petty zoo, midway, and displays, and competitions under the grandstand.
The Fair is organized, and run by volunteers. Vincenzo Carito started off an Ambassador for Milton Fall Fair in 2004, and has stayed on ever since. “It’s the fun of being part of such a longrunning event, he said of his involvement. He believes it’s starting to reflect the growing community. “We’ve definitely increased the entertainment we have, and the competitions we have.” In 2017 they added a Friday night concert. This year they added a butter tart festival, which proved extremely popular.
They welcome kids from Milton area schools from up to Grade 5. They come and see different demonstrations; milking a cow, a horse show, sheep. “They end up learning a little bit about how they’re raised, what they eat, and how they play a part in the food chain,” Carito said. His favourite memory growing up was of the smash-up derby. This year they added a class for Milton, and surrounding area to their truck pull.
The area for vendors was located inside the Robert St. entrance. It included food, By: Laura Steiner Celebrates 165th Edition Photos by Konstantin Fedotchev and RDL clothing, and accessories. One of the vendors was a charity named Books to Build. The founders are Sofia Aliperti, Olivia Bond, and Ally Duraiappah. They decided to combine passions for reading, and helping people. “We know that kids aren’t as lucky as we are,” Sofia said. Their goal with the foundation is to raise $10,000 to build a one-room school in the developing world. They’re partnering with the Pinball Clemons Foundation to do it. “We partnered with them so we can change the world.” 100% of their funds are going towards their fundraising.
For information on next year’s fall fair visit their website at: www.miltonfair.com
Photos by: Konstantin Fedotchev and RDL