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Friday, August 16, 2013

Experience a 19th century rural fair at the Fanshawe Agricultural Fair

London, Ontario – On Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, experience all the pleasures of a 19th century rural fair at Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

Village volunteers have worked all season to present their best examples of arts and crafts and garden produce in fair exhibits.  See rare breed poultry presented by the Great Lakes Poultry Club and learn how to raise chickens.

Watch the threshing of the oat crop and preparations for a traditional 19th century lunch for the threshing crew.   Try your hand at old fashioned games of chance and see a traditional “Punch and Judy” puppet show. 
And…there is much, much more to enjoy at Fanshawe Agricultural Fair on August 17th and 18th!

Presented in partnership with the Tri-County Heritage Club, Middlesex Agility Club and The Great Lakes Poultry Club

Sponsored by Ingredion Canada Incorporated, Dupont Pioneer Canada and Libro Financial Group

Visit our new Spriet Family Visitor Center - open year round!
Don’t miss these upcoming events…

“London:  A Newcomer’s Story” – Trillium Community Gallery, Spriet Family Visitor Centre
Tuesday, September 3rd to Friday, December 20th

Leaving home to travel to a strange new land is just as difficult today as it was for our first settlers in the early 19th century.  Hear the stories of newcomers to London contrasted with the experience of our pioneers. 

Presented in partnership with London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership

Doors Open/Culture Days London – Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th
The Village doors are open and the admission is free for Doors Open London and Culture Days.  See Vintage base ball on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

Presented in partnership with London Heritage Council and London Arts Council.

Thanksgiving At the Village - Monday, October 14th

Villagers gather in thanks for the bountiful harvest.  Join the celebration!  Reserve your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Pioneer Village Café. Thanksgiving Day will be the last day the Village is open for the season.

Sponsored by Debbert Engineering Inc.

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