Author Archives: Sophie Roberge

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Fair needs helping hands


PORT HOPE – The Port Hope Fair board is looking for volunteers, not just for the fall fair itself.

“We are looking for volunteers to enjoy and support a variety of events during the year,” Fair Past President Connie Martinell stated in a media release.

“Opportunities include volunteers to help during the fair on the gates, with the animal shows, and with the exhibits.

“There are many jobs to suit a variety of interests and how much time you can contribute.”

In addition to the September fair weekend, she said, “there are opportunities during the year,” she said.

“We enter a float in the Canada Day and Christmas parades, and we welcome fun-loving volunteers to help decorate and ride along.” (In 2017 & 2018 there was be a demo derby to help celebrate Canada Day.)

Working as a volunteer is also a way for students to accumulate the volunteer hours they need.

“The Society’s purpose is to encourage awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the quality of life of people living in the agricultural community. The fair promotes conservation of natural resources and supports activities that enrich the rural lifestyle. It is also a great deal of fun!”

For more information, e-mail

Hundreds of volunteers are needed.

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Talent Show


Calling all singers, dancers, magicians, actors, actresses, jugglers, story tellers and instrumentalists!

Come and be a part of this year’s Talent Show.

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Outdoor Stage

Director in charge: Marleen Campbell, 905-269-9237

Please provide your own keyboard if needed.

This year’s show will be divided into five sections:

  1. 10 years of age and under Prizes will be given to all participants
  2. 11 to 17 years of age Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  3. 18 and over Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  4. Groups of any age Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  5. Any entry wishing to share a story, dance or other performance to celebrate out theme Country Roots & Cowboy Boots

Note: A sound system and microphone are provided. If you require music for your performance, please bring your own CD’s, tapes or instrument(s)

All performances must be under 5 minutes in length
A warning will be given at 4 minutes
At 5 minutes you will be asked to stop and leave the stage
No late entries will be accepted

Entry Form for Talent Show

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Horse Pull


Sunday, September 16,  11:00 am

Light + Heavy Pony Pulls

Light + Heavy Horse Pulls

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE: Stan King 905-376-5770

All entrants must be members of the Port Hope & District Agricultural Society.

Supported by:


Cashway Building Centres – Cobourg & Port Hope




  • Light Weight Horse Teams
  • Heavy Weight Horse Teams
  • Light Weight Pony Teams
  • Heavy Weight Pony Teams


  • Light Weight Teams:
    $250 / $225 / $200 / $175
    $150 / $125 / $100
  • Heavy Weight Teams:
    $250 / $225 / $200 / $175
    $150 / $125 / $100


$50 per team that qualifies but does not place above 8th place in the standings.
There is no entry fee. In the event that this competition is cancelled on the day by the
Port Hope Fair Board, $75 will be paid to each team that has registered and is ready
for competition. Proof of insurance will be required.