Since the return of Milford men and women of the Canadian Forces from the second World war in 1945, the fair has been a yearly event starting in 1946. At first it was to celebrate the homecoming of those local folk who for King and Country served in the great war but quickly became a yearly event to hunker down and give thanks for the crops and the other bounties of the land. A place to show and sell the crafts, art and photography of talented Milfordites, hold tractor pulls, show off livestock and taste the great fair menu that has expanded over the years.
Leading into the days festivities is the traditional “Parade” and Milford’s parade does us proud. From local politicians, marching bands, floats, the Shriners, farm implements and tractors to the happy waving children and their parents. It’s all there and when they wind their way up to Mt. Tabor with the Fire brigade closing up the end of the parade everyone is cheering and filing through the gates to do the Fair! Don’t mean to brag, but our fair is a downright fantastic happening! See you there!
You will find FOOD, lots of it from traditional hamburgers, weenies and fries along with Poutine, sandwiches, wraps and sundry deserts, sweets, fruit and then there is PIE! What would a fair be without pie? Apple, blueberry, cherry, raspberry rhubarb and strawberry, you’ll even find lemon and Key lime pies.
Then there is the judging of crafts, foods, vegetables, plants, photography, art and many many more categories going for first, second and third place. The competition is brisk and it all happens in the Big Red Shed!
Tents are strewn about the grounds with everything form Honey, veggies, clothing, artwork and ceramics/pottery for sale at bargain prices. Something for everybody.
As the day proceeds the music reaches a high with local crooners and musicians pumping out the tunes, even some you can sing along. Then numbers are drawn for a wagon load of prizes! No matter what, EVERYBODY WINS at the Milford Fair. That’s right because it’s a chance to meet new friends and old ones too. Forget your troubles and enjoy the moment!
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