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Kings County Agricultural Fair

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Fair committee contact: >Lori Anne Thorne   (506) 512-1208
 
 
 
View delicate handcrafted items while marveling at the best flowers and vegetables from local gardens. 4-H members exhibit their cattle and horses as we celebrate the region's proud agricultural heritage.

Fair entry forms are available at the NB Agricultural Office (behind the old courthouse), Main Street, Sussex.
 
 
2017 Fair Schedule
 

 Unless otherwise stated, all events take place in the main ring of the Princess Lousie Park Show Centre, Leonard Drive, Sussex (directly behind the arena). Schedule is subject to change without notice. A canteen will be available at various times, TBA.

The Kings County Agricultural Fair is a proud tradition in Sussex. Come and see Canada's longest running exhibition of agricultural pride and skill! 
 

Monday, Aug. 21
9 am to 4:30 pm
4-H Shows and events
7 pm Lumberjack Show

Tuesday, Aug. 22
9 am to 9 pm
4-H Shows and events
5:30 pm Parade and awards followed by 7:30 pm Hooves N Hearts and Sussex Tail Waggers show

Wednesday, Aug. 23
10 am to 3 pm
10 am Open dairy show
1 pm Peewee show
Women's Institute Food and craft display, Jubilee Hall
6:30 pm Horse pull ($5 admission)

Thursday, Aug. 24
11 am to 3 pm
Women's Institute Food and craft displays, Jubilee Hall

 

 
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Know before you go
 
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GPS users: The fair is held at 8 Leonard Drive, Sussex, NB. E4E 5S1
 
Before you leave home
You are headed to Sussex, in south central New Brunswick, Canada. We are in the centre of the triangle between the cities of Moncton, Saint John and the New Brunswick capital of Fredericton, and roughly an hour's drive away from each.
From the west, take the TransCanada Highway to Youngs Cove and Exit 365 before following Route 10 to Sussex.
From the east, you have two solid options. Either follow the TransCanada Highway to Youngs Cove and Exit 365 and on to Route 10, or you can follow Route 1, and take either Exit 198 (Sussex Corner) or 195 (Four Corners -- look for the red Frenchy's building or the big black and white cows) into town.
From Maine, US, cross into Canada at St. Stephen/Calais before following Highway 1 (MacKay Highway) two hours to Sussex at Exit 192.
You may also wish to cross at Houlton, Me./Woodstock, NB and travel east on the TransCanada for approx. 2 hours. Then turn on to Hwy. 10 at Exit 365 for a further half hour.
 
Find
Check road conditions in New Brunswick by calling 5-1-1 and entering the route number.
 
 
Accommodation
If you are hoping to make a week of it, the Sussex area has a variety of accommodation options, with motels and campgrounds just minutes from the fair venue.
 
Adair's Wilderness Lodge, Waterford  432-6687
All Seasons Motel and Restaurant, 1015 Main St, Sussex  433-2220
Amsterdam Inns, 143 Main St, Sussex  432-5050
BlueBird Motel, Four Corners, Sussex  433-2557
Covered Bridge Inn, 818 Main St, Sussex  433-1085
Fairway Inn, Roachville  433-3470
Jonah Place Bed and Breakfast Inn, 977 Main St, Sussex  433-6978
Maple Shade Bed and Breakfast, 43 Church Ave, Sussex  433-8300
Timberland Motor Inn and Restaurant, Penobsquis  433-2480
 
Campgrounds
All Done CampingSmith Creek area 
Lone Pine Park Campgrounds and Cabins  45 Lone Pine Rd, Penobsquis  433-4007
Pine Cone Camping, Rte. 114, Sussex  433-4389
Three Bears Family Camping, 12049 Rte 114, Penobsquis  433-2870
Town and Country Campark, 133 Aiton Rd, Sussex  432-9114

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Enjoy other great Sussex area agricultural showcases this fall!
 
Open Farm Day (Sunday, Sept 21, 2014) is your chance to visit farms and learn about how food is produced on New Brunswick farms!
 
Harvest Day, Sussex Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick; Traditional harvest dinner available at lunch time.
Featuring traditional harvest activities such as threshing grain, baling straw, pressing apple cider, churning butter and pulping turnips as the summer's bounty is preserved for the upcoming winter. 
See both a horse and dog treadmill in action as all farm residents are called into action at this busy time of year!
 
Queens County Agricultural Fair  (mid September ) at the Queens County Fair Grounds, Gagetown