Brooklin Fair brings 113 years of country to Whitby and Durham

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Published June 4, 2024 at 3:01 pm

Demolition Derby
Demolition Derby

With more than 10,000 visitors on Saturday alone, the extra-long weekend Brooklin Spring Fair enjoyed another successful year bringing a taste of the country to locals and to the urban folk from south of Highway 7.

“We had an amazingly successful weekend with great weather,” said Nicole Scott, now in her second year as president of the 113-year-old fair, one of the largest in Ontario. “Saturday was our busiest day, pulling in over 10,000 attendees.”

The long-running fair – it had its start in 1911 as a one-day event – is now one of the biggest spring fairs in the province, attracting 30,000 fans or more over its four days each year.

People come from miles around to enjoy the midway, the Truck & Tractor Pull, the RAM Rodeo tour and the popular demolition derby, along with blue ribbon livestock competitions and demonstrations, pie eating contests, activities for kids of all ages and daily entertainment.

ProRider Freestyle MX show

The car show, which returned after an absence of a few years was a big hit, Scott said, as was the farmers market, the ProRider Freestyle MX show, demo cross and meet and greets with characters from Paw Patrol and Doo Doo the Clown from Billy Madison fame.

And of course, the annual Saturday Brooklin Fair parade.

“This year also marked 50 years of partnership with Albion amusements, our Midway providers,” Scott added.

This year’s Grand Marshalls were Eldon and Annmarie Werry, who were also recognized for their years of service to the Brooklin Agricultural Society, who organize the fair every year.

Doo Doo the Clown and friends

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