Norfolk County Fair

Fall fairs. A time of harvest, of giant pumpkins and prize animals, midways and cotton candy. Of all the local fairs, none connects with its agricultural roots as much as the Norfolk County Fair, which runs through Thanksgiving weekend at the fairgrounds in Simcoe, Ontario. Now in its 175th year, it’s one of the largest agricultural fairs in Ontario. If you get a chance, check it out. Here’s a peek at what’s in store for visitors. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Momma rests while the young ones feed. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Momma rests while the young ones feed. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A turkey sits in his cage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A turkey sits in his cage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Signs pointing the way throughout the fairgrounds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Signs pointing the way throughout the fairgrounds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A sheep pokes its head up. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A sheep pokes its head up. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Hundreds of animals on display, including this rooster. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Hundreds of animals on display, including this rooster. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. To the victors go the spoils. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. To the victors go the spoils. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Top prize pumpkin this year: 1104 pounds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Top prize pumpkin this year: 1104 pounds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Paul Callaghan ready to give out the big prizes at The Spot Game. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Paul Callaghan ready to give out the big prizes at The Spot Game. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A miniature horse sneaks a snack from the much larger horse next door. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A miniature horse sneaks a snack from the much larger horse next door. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Madison McBride, Paige Cooper, Brooklyn Nagel and Ashley Courtnage get up close and personal with a horse. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. Madison McBride, Paige Cooper, Brooklyn Nagel and Ashley Courtnage get up close and personal with a horse. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A goat takes time for a snack. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A goat takes time for a snack. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A heavy duck on display. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. A heavy duck on display. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. 4H  member Lyndsay Burke gets a lick from Lullaby during judging. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. 4H member Lyndsay Burke gets a lick from Lullaby during judging. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. The giant bingo tent beckons visitors. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Scenes from the 175th Norfolk County Fair. The giant bingo tent beckons visitors. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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