“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart”
Established in 1850, the Erin Fall Fair has become a Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition. A tradition of giving back, a tradition of community building, a tradition of learning new skills, and a tradition in having fun and working side by side with our neighbours through Volunteering. The Erin Fair is ran by a great team of people--all Volunteers, who work throughout the entire year to plan and build a great event, and then, “Give ‘Er” on Fair Weekend to host one of the best country Fairs in Ontario!
Since 1850, families, individuals, organizations and businesses have pulled together--like those great heavy horse teams, to do the impossible, and to launch a great big party for over 28,000 visitors, locally and from the GTA. Adults, Students, Seniors, local churches, service groups, and kids all pitch in at a variety of levels. Volunteers make it happen, from helping to prepare the Fairgrounds, set up of tents, displays, and making apple dumplings all Fair Weekend. Busy with family on Fair Weekend? If so,we ALWAYS need more hands afterwards on Fair Tuesday—because a big party, requires a big clean up!
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of our devastating EAS Exhibits Hall Fire. We lost our building. Our community lost a big part of our heritage. It was a very big setback, however after the initial shock, everyone pulled together and got to work. We know rebuilding of dreams is possible, because we have the proof right in front of us—a thriving Erin Agricultural Society--all done by hard working, committed volunteers. Many people think things are changing and moving too fast these days; the Erin Fall Fair, is evidence that a community can progress forward and still slow down long enough to enjoy family, friends, neighbours on Thanksgiving Weekend.
Get involved in something really worthwhile. Bring your kids, and show them how good it feels to take part in a worthwhile community venture. We have a good variety of jobs in all shapes and sizes. Give us 4 hrs. of your time, and we’ll give you a Fair.
Looking for some more horse action? In 2015, the Headwaters Region will host the Pan-Am Games at the Caledon Equestrian Facility in Palgrave. A special equine initiative (Headwaters Equine Leadership Group) supported by the Hills of Headwaters Tourism is working to expand tourism experiences and promoting Headwaters as Horse Country. HELG and Pan-Am 2015 will have representation in the Equine Tent, supporting The Town of Erin & The Erin Fair. To contact the Pan-Am 2015 group directly for volunteer opportunities, please go to: http://www.toronto2015.org/volunteer/contact-us
Sign up for a 4 hr. shift, and get a free pass to the Fair.
This Thanksgiving Weekend, venture over to the Erin Fairgrounds and pitch in (please call us first so that we can get a good job ready for you!). You will have the opportunity to learn new skills, give back and have some fun! For full details on this year’s Erin Fall Fair Schedule and Prize book, please go to www.erinfair.ca .