Bounce Kingdom – Family Fun Rides and Games

Fun for the whole family, all ages – inflatables, games, food and more. Bracelets sold at entry for $20 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday.
Saturday’s bracelet gives unlimited access to the following rides:
– 24 ft rock wall
– NASCAR RC Racetrack
– 40 ft Pirate Ship with 20 ft slide
– Meltdown II – an interactive gladiator style inflatable
– 100 Ft Obstacle Coarse
– Big Bubba Bounce House – 22 Ft inflatable jumping castle

– IPS Basketball Shot – Inflatable take on great carnival game – challenge your friends

Hawaiian Shaved Ice Trailer – your favorite frosty flavored cones and other tasty treats plus an Air Brush Tattoo artist will be on site and offered at additional cost.
Sunday’s bracelet gives unlimited access to the following rides:
– NASCAR RC Racetrack
– 40 ft Pirate Ship with 20 ft slide
– Obstacle Coarse
– Big Bubba Bounce House – 22 Ft inflatable jumping castle
– IPS Basketball Shot – Inflatable take on great carnival game – challenge your friends
IPS Whack-a-mole – inflatable take on the arcade great
Hawaiian Shaved Ice Trailer – your favorite frosty flavored cones and other tasty treats
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10am to 6pm on Saturday
Noon to 4pm on Sunday
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(Proof of vaccination required for those over 12 – Details at hantscountyex.com)

Entertainment for All Ages! Weekend 2

All included with $5 admission (under 5 free)
Saturday – All Day:
Dragonfly Haven Petting Farm – all day on the O’Brien Building Patio.
Horsin’ Around Corral – bouncy horses, a kids show jumping courses.
Jump for rosette ribbons at 11:00 am – Come show your skill!

Antique Tractor Displays and Demos

Saturday Afternoon
RAZZMATAZZ for Kids, Noon, 1:30, 2:30 an 3:30 
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Sunday: All Day

Dragonfly Haven Petting Farm – all day on the O’Brien Building Patio.

Horsin’ Around Corral – bouncy horses, a kids show jumping courses.

Sunday Afternoon:

RAZZMATAZZ for Kids, Noon, 11:45, 1:00, 2:00 an 3:00
Jump for rosette ribbons at 11:15 am – Come show your skill!

(Proof of vaccination required for those over 12. Details on our website. Hantscountyex.com)

Entertainment for All Ages! Weekend 1

All included with $5 admission (under 5 free)
Saturday – All Day:
Dragonfly Haven Petting Farm – all day on the O’Brien Building Patio.
Horsin’ Around Corral – bouncy horses, a kids show jumping courses.

 Antique Tractor Displays and Demos

Saturday all afternoon:
Halifax Circus Roving circus performances.
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Sunday: All Day

Dragonfly Haven Petting Farm – all day on the O’Brien Building Patio.

Horsin’ Around Corral – bouncy horses, a kids show jumping courses.

Sunday Afternoon:

Mad Science: Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm on the Harvest Stage.

**Come show your skill and jump for rosette ribbons at 11am both days!

(Proof of vaccination required for those over 12. Details on our website. Hantscountyex.com)

Windsor Agricultural Society to host modified 256th Hants County Exhibition

July 30, 2021 9Windsor, NS) – The oldest agricultural fair in North America will move to a modified format in 2021 to safely operate within puoblic health protocols.

In March the Exhibition Association of Nova Scotia announced that all traditional ‘in person’ fairs and exhibition in Nova Scotia would be cancelled again in 2021 due to Covid-19. Indiidual fairs could go forward with scaled down events meeting public health protocols.

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Hants County Ex 2021

The 256th Hants County Exhibition – The New, Oldest Fair (Take Two)

In 2020 the Hants County Exhibition pivoted to a virtual experience to work with restrictions surrounding Covid-19.  “Five Days of Fair Life” video series featured on-line competitions for families to do at home and submit via photo or video.

2021 requires another alternative approach to keep the spirit (and future) of The Oldest Agricultural Fair alive and well.  We are planning a modified show schedule for traditional exhibition competitions and events in September. We are optimistic vaccinations and a decrease in public health restrictions will enable us to welcome the community back to our fairgrounds in smaller gathering numbers, in sessions.

It won’t be a traditional fair, but will be a step in the right direction towards brighter days ahead. Stay tuned for more details in the very near future.

See you In September!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Windsor Agricultural Society is proud to announce we’ll be inviting fair goers and competitors back for a modified ‘in-person’ 256th Hants County Exhibition in September!

Due to gathering limits we won’t be able to host the full scale fair you’re used to. But, with the support of our generous community sponsors and partners, we’re navigating our way through public health guidelines to offer you a safe and fun modified 256th Hants County Exhibition.

Come enjoy entertainment and learning opportunities for the kids; horse show competitions; vegetable displays and competitions; art & homecraft displays; 4-H and school displays; antique engines and tractors, animal displays, and more. Full event schedule, entertainment, and details for safely welcoming you back will be shared as finalized.

Please save these dates in your calendar.

September 10-11: Classic Heritage Beef Show
September 17-19: Western weekend (MBRA and youth western classes)
September 18: Hants County Truck and Tractor Pull (raindate September 19)
September 24-26: Hunter/Jumper Weekend; Hants County 4-H
**Ox Pull dates to be announced

In the meantime we’re putting the final touches on exhibition competition books and we encourage you all to enter! We’ll have a competition (with prizes) for almost everyone no matter your age or skill level – from photos to quilts to peppers and pumpkins (and everything in between).

.See you in September!

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New Oldest Farmers’ Market at the Fairgrounds!

The Hants County Ex Farmers’ Market at the Fairgrounds is a project of the Not-for-Profit Windsor Agricultural Society. The market, new in 2021, is a member of the Farmers’Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative Ltd. As a member we adhere to the same principle of “grow it, make it, or bake it”. The mission of the Market is to provide a direct market venue for producers of local goods and services to engage with the community in a convenient, and accessible location. In 2021 the market will be outdoors to better work with restrictions surrounding Covid-19.

The Fairgrounds is home to the Oldest Agricultural Fair in North America. The first fair was held at Fort Edward in 1765 on the only passable road from Halifax. It was in essence, a farmers’ market with vendors selling products grown in what was known as the province’s “bread basket”.
If you would like to be a vendor, please email an application. See you on Thursday evenings June through October!

Vendor Application!

Windsor Agricultural Society’s New Directors 2021-22

President’s of Board of Directors over the years.

In January, the Windsor Agricultural Society was pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting of Directors. The Society undertook to review and approve its minutes of the previous year as well as a review of its operations and and its financial statements. This meeting was held virtually due to restrictions surrounding Covid-19.

The Windsor Agricultural Society continues to retain and attract an exceptional group of individuals in our community as members of its Board.

For the 2021-2022 we are pleased to welcome new directors and local business people Jon Strum and Jason Casey. We wish to thank departing directors Josh Dill, Rod Corkum, and Stephen Rafuse for their time and commitment to the Society. 

Ryan Knowles, President,
Joel Rafuse, Vice President
Kim Frank, Secretary

Directors:  Cynthia Duey, Janice Keith, Brad Hood, Wyatt Oulton, Jared Burgess, Peter Francis, Jennifer Lindsay, Bailey Collins, Jon Strum, and Jason Casey

Hants County Ex gives Thanks!

Hants County Ex 2020 – Virtual Fair – THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of you for your support of this year’s 255th “New, Oldest Fair” – the Hants County Exhibitions first virtual fair. 

Five Days of Fair Life” ran as a video series on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Hopefully these five short videos were able to help keep the spirit of our fair alive in your hearts. 

We are really appreciative of all the comments we are receiving about the “Five Days of Fair Life” videos. For this reason we  want to take a moment to share your appreciation and ours, to  recognize the young (super tech savvy) people who brought this concept all together.

Gillian Davidson  and Michael Congdon, our summer students, managed the on line competitions from top to bottom and created each class category slide show video.

The awesome marketing videos (as well as Casey/Hennebury, and intro videos) were created by Riley Strowbridge of Uncharted Creative Media and Brett Mosher from Catch the Wave Marketing.

Ian Swinamer of Swinamer Media handled all of the interviews, final editing, as well as production of the final product. He also produced the history video. Ian sat patiently with me for days paring down all of our footage to five 20 minute videos. I don’t know what I would have done without him.

We have very talented young people amongst us! I’m so proud of them. And Jane Lukerr was exactly as awesome as I expected her to be as intro host. Thank you for watching, and see you in person in 2021.

Hants County Ex Announces 2020 Garden Challenge Winners

Beauti-Tone Paint Garden Challenge Winners (August 6 – August 27)

Winner Week 3 & 4 - Beauti-Tone Paint Garden Challenge

Winner Week 3 & 4 – Beauti-Tone Paint Garden Challenge

Week Three and Four Winner for "Vegetable Garden Bounty" and "Most Unique / Unusual Vegetable" was Tracey Warner. Congratulations Tracey ...
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Winner Week 2 - Beauti-Tone Paint Garden Challenge

Winner Week 2 – Beauti-Tone Paint Garden Challenge

Week Two Winner for "Most Inventive Vegetable Gardening Experiment or Solution" was Nancy Miller. Congratulations Nancy Miller for being our ...
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New Directors 2020-2021

In January, the Windsor Agricultural Society was pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting of Directors. The Society undertook to review and approve its minutes of the previous year as well as a review of its operations and and its financial statements.

The Windsor Agricultural Society continues to retain and attract an exceptional group of individuals in our community as members of its Board.

For the 2020-2021 year we are pleased to announce new and returning Directors for the Windsor Agricultural Society / Hants County Exhibition are as follows:

Ryan Knowles, President,
Josh Dill, Vice President
Kim Frank, Secretary

Directors:  Rod Corkum, Cynthia Duey, Janice Keith, Stephen Rafuse,
Brad Hood, Wyatt Oulton, Jared Burgess, Peter Francis, Jennifer Lindsay, Eugene Swinamer,  Joel Rafuse, Bailey Collins

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Group ATN Secures Contract for Business Concept Plan

The Windsor Agricultural Society is pleased to announce Group ATN (GATN) as the successful proponent of our recent request for proposals for a Business and Concept Plan for Hants County Exhibition and HCEx Park.

Group ATN provides a diversified consultancy serving the public and private sectors, First Nations and Aboriginal Interests and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Group ATN also specializes in tourism analysis, communications and marketing.