153rd Six Nations Fall Fair makes its full return to the community

Fairground equipment including a bouncy castle, coupons vendor, and fair rides set up in a parking lot.
Ontario's oldest and longest running Indigenous fair made it's return with the 153rd edition of the Six Nations Fall Fair. The event had been hampered in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was back to it's regular three day schedule last weekend, September 9-11. Photo courtesy of Six Nations Agricultural Society.
Andrew Dow - CJKS - OhswekenON | 13-09-2022
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The 153rd edition of the annual Six Nations Fall Fair made it's full return last weekend after cancellations and a one day festival that was held last year. The fair made it's return to the three day format that residents have come to know, now that COVID-19 restrictions have been eased.

Lindsay Hill, secretary of the Fall Fair, spoke with CJKS about the event and how everything turned out with its return.

Hill said this was the first time the new executive team has been in charge of preparing for and holding the three day event, and was optimistic about this year's turnout and hopes to build upon that for coming years.

"The turnout was good, I think we would've liked to see a little bit more. We're still kind of rebuilding, we had a little bit of a transition period, we have some new members on our executive (team)," Hill said. "So this was the first year for us to do the three day event so its definitely a learning process but all in all it was still a great turnout."

Hill spoke about the importance of this event to the community and her hopes to provide the same type of experience to the youth in the community that she experienced in her childhood.

"As a child, I remember going and having really good memories that I still to this day remember, and now as a mother I want my children to have those same memories. It was a part of growing up for me so its definitely close to my heart."

The fair included musical performances by Mark Laforme, Lacey Hill, and Crystal Shawanda; Smoke dance competitions; a demolition derby; Six Nations Pageant and much more.

For the full CJKS story with Lindsay Hill listen below: