Brooklin Spring Fair Prize List, 1951
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Description
Creator
Port Perry Star Printing Co. Ltd., Printer
Media Type
Text
Item Types
Pamphlets
Programs
Description
Brooklin Spring Fair Prize List 1951 contains prize lists, fair information, an officers list, local advertisements, and sports and entertainment programs.
Notes
The Brooklin Spring Fair was initiated by the South Ontario County Agricultural Association, a group of farmers and businessmen in the Township of Whitby that also operated the Oshawa Fair. The first fair, lasting one day, was held at Grass Park on 24 May 1911. By 1915, the Brooklin Spring Fair became independent of the SOCAA.

In 1913, fair moved to the Vipond Farm where it continued until 1925. At that time admission costs were 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. In 1926, the fair relocated to Brooklin Community Park, the current site of the fair.

By about 1935, the fair occurred over two days on the first weekend in June. The early fair consisted of shows of light and heavy horses, beef and dairy cattle, races, and sports.

The construction of Brooklin Memorial Arena in 1948 allowed the addition of many new classes and events such as preserves, canning, crafts, sewing, and a horticulture show.

Since 1975, the fair has encompassed the first Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June. In 1976, the Miss Brooklin Spring Fair Pageant crowned its inaugural queen, Sharon Rice.

In 2011, the fair will celebrate its 100th anniversary making it one of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada.
Place of Publication
Port Perry
Date of Original
2 June 1951
Subject(s)
Collection
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.9538274831338 Longitude: -78.9550631640625
Creative Commons licence
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Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Brooklin Spring Fair Prize List, 1951, Whitby Archives.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from original document.
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Brooklin Spring Fair Prize List, 1951


Brooklin Spring Fair Prize List 1951 contains prize lists, fair information, an officers list, local advertisements, and sports and entertainment programs.