After three outstanding nightly performances the final audience at DRUM! with All Nations Drum and Richard Taylor was treated to a special, culture-filled and vibrant performance .
The event was undertaken by the Windsor Agricultural Society as part of its opening celebrations for the 250th Anniversary of the Hants County Exhibition. Having originally started in May 1765 the fair has continued virtually uninterrupted. It is recognized as the oldest and longest running agricultural exhibitions in North America.
Celebrations for the opening weekend included: four performances of DRUM! (a renowned Brookes Diamond production); an historical reenactment of the 84th Regiment of Foot Encampment; a healing drum ceremony at Windsor’s historic Fort Edward blockhouse, the oldest remaining structure in Canada; the proclamation delivery and reenactment by the Pony Express,; a weekend AgArt festival celebrating art in agriculture along with the unveiling of a commissioned painting by local artist Susan Sweet.
The year’s events continue with a host of agriculture and musical events throughout the year, leading to the finale the 250th Hants County Exhibition in September. Two event filled weekends are planned highlighting the importance of culture and agriculture throughout the region with special acknowledgement of the contributions by the African Canadian, Acadian and Mi’kmaq communities. For more details visit HantsCountyEx.com
The Hants County Exhibition began its 250 year anniversary celebrations with DRUM! and a host of accompanying acts at the Mermaid Theater. Thursday was host to Emerald Tide, Friday was Lenny Gallant and Saturday featured the Nova Scotia Mass Choir. Sunday’s final performance of DRUM! includes a special performance by All Nations Drum and Richard Taylor