Dundas Cactus Fest

Celebrating its 40th year, the Dundas Cactus Fest lives on, long after the cacti have left town. Visitors were treated to vendors, a midway, entertainment, and foods. Here’s a look at what went on. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Paul Jefferson has a dance with his mom, Reverend Ruth Jefferson, 87, in front of a performance stage.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Paul Jefferson has a dance with his mom, Reverend Ruth Jefferson, 87, in front of a performance stage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more.  David Fisher, 16, tries to sell some paintings along King St. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. David Fisher, 16, tries to sell some paintings along King St. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Marjorie  Dix, 13, plays inside a water bubble.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Marjorie Dix, 13, plays inside a water bubble. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Hamilton Conservation Foundation were selling cacti at the festival.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Hamilton Conservation Foundation were selling cacti at the festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Cooper Benvenuti, 3, sits in an old fire truck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Cooper Benvenuti, 3, sits in an old fire truck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Noella Peterson tries on a hat for sale. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Noella Peterson tries on a hat for sale. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Oliver Gavel, 4, tries to keep ahead of his rapidly melting ice cream cone on a hot day.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Oliver Gavel, 4, tries to keep ahead of his rapidly melting ice cream cone on a hot day. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Bruce Mack plays bass for Circle 5 as they performa reggae set.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Bruce Mack plays bass for Circle 5 as they performa reggae set. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Singer Brent Wirth from Thought Beneath Film on stage.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more. Singer Brent Wirth from Thought Beneath Film on stage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 - The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more.Gavin Di Giovanni, 3, and dad Sergio take a ride on the giant slide.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 15, 2015 – The 40th annual dundas cactus Festival was held this weekend in downtown Dundas, featuring vendors, entertainment, a midway, and more.Gavin Di Giovanni, 3, and dad Sergio take a ride on the giant slide. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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