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Fall Fair will mark turn of the season

 With the warmth of summer days rapidly dwindling, it’s almost time to watch the leaves change colours as the seasons shift towards fall, and what better way to get there than to have some fun with the annual Fall Fair and Rib Fest taking place on Sept. 5 and 6.


The event, hosted by a collaborative effort between the town of Kapuskasing, the Downtown Merchants Association, and the Farmer’s Market, will feature activities, music, and more with all of the happenings taking place in the Circle.

Originally devised as a fundraiser by the Farmer’s Market to help raise funds for individuals in the area with specific medical needs, the Fair has grown through the collaborations with the town.


“We kept growing and adding a little bit of stuff to it to make it more of an event so that everybody could participate,” said Community Development Officer Chantal Rody. “So there’s the component of the fundraiser still, with the Farmer’s Market holding a live auction that will see all proceeds go towards that, while at the town will add more activities for the kids and families to encourage people to come out.”

This year’s lineup includes live entertainment with performances from Estelle Deschamp, the Barrelhouse Blues Band, and Garrick Sissons as a Garth Brooks impersonation.


Other activities include inflatable’s set up for the kids, tractor and wagon rides, bingo set up with assistance from CKGN, booths and vendors set up by the local merchants, a petting zoo, and even a beer garden.


One other addition to the list of activities is the return of Rib Fest, after being absent from last year’s festival.


“There’s two teams who compete for the best ribs,” Rody said. “The public judges them through buying the ribs and getting a ballot to cast a vote. They were very well received two years ago”


All events and activities will be held in the Circle on Sept. 5 from 5 to 10 p.m., and on Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the live entertainment taking place in the evening.


“It’s free of charge for everyone to go, we’re not letting anyone miss out, so come out and enjoy it.”

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