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)

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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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.

Windsor Agricultural Society Engages New Directors

On January 29 2019, 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.

At a time when many small not-for-profit Society’s are challenged to find and replace new directors, this year, the Windsor Agricultural Society was very pleased to secure the support of 6 new directors.

New and returning Directors for the Windsor Agricultural Society / Hants County Exhibition include the following:

Ryan Knowles, President,  Josh Dill, Vice President
Harry Ullock, Melanie Francis, Rod Corkum, Cynthia Duey, Kim Frank, Jane Kerr, Janice Keith, Stephen Rafuse, Andy Woolaver, Brad Hood, Wyatt Oulton, Jared Burgess, Peter Francis, Jennifer Lindsay, Eugene Swinamer,  Joel Rafuse.

Erin MacQuarrie Dressage Clinic

Erin MacQuarrie Dressage Clinic

The Windsor Agricultural Society is pleased to annouce that their facilities will be host to the Erin MacQuarrie Dressage Clinic – August 3 and 4 at Hants County Exhibition Park.  The clinic will offer a limited number of spaces on a first come first serve basis for $250 +HST (includes two semi private 50 min lessons and weekend stabling).

Whether you are schooling to improve your performance in hunter/jumper or in the dressage ring, this is a great opportunity to work with an Equine Canada certified Competition Coach Specialist in a large indoor arena in a small riding group of two.

Erin has over 100 students competing at various levels including FEI Jr and NAYRC, and she’s brought many horses from training level through to Grand Prix with much success. It will be a great learning weekend in Windsor. Don’t miss it.

For more details contact: Hantscountyex@eastlink.ca for registration.

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Funding Announced for new Ice Arena

On Thursday Dec 20th, Scott Brison, MP King’s South announced the funding being made available through the  federal governments infrastructure and renewal program for a new arena to be built on the Windsor Agricultural Society grounds.  4.4 million dollars was announced federally coupled with an increased provincial allocation of $3.7 million. When combined with the funds allocated by the Municipality of West Hants 2.3 million and the Town of Windsor (1 million), total committed funds to date add up to $ 11.1 million.

The new facility will incorporate an ice rink, walking track and indoor soccer field. It was quoted many times during the announcement as a game-changer for the local area and a tremendous step forward in community and economic development.

During the announcement MP Brison also commented on the plans for the new equestrian and agricultural facility that are being worked on by the  Windsor Agricultural Society.  Its new facility is intended to provide the community with a much needed,  year-round multi-purpose facility for their agricultural needs.

 

CBC Reports on Hants County Ex 250 Year Anniversary

IMG_1480_Ostrich_HR_300_PDICBC News carried a story this week covering lead-up the 250th Anniversary of the Hants Country Exhibition. In its opening line to the story it asks… “Do you remember the time Mike Duffy raced on an ostrich that could reach 56km/hour?”

It serves as a great point of recollection in looking back 250 years; of the recent changes in fairs and exhibitions and more importantly over the long term in the agriculture and farming industries. For more on the complete story: CBC News.ca