Great Northern Exhibition

by Judi “Scoop” McWilliams

The Great Northern Exhibition, or the GNE as it’s referred to, is located between 3 communities, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Stayner.

Great Northern Exhibition

To me it serves all three communities.

Great Northern Exhibition

The Fair or Ex is held each September and is a great way for the family to spend an “almost” Fall day!

Great Northern Exhibition

We had never visited the Great Northern Exhibition before, so we were really looking forward to experiencing it!

Great Northern Exhibition

To make our visit even better, we were meeting our friends, Lory and Al.

Great Northern Exhibition

Like so many fairs that we visit, the GNE offers so much for everyone.

Great Northern Exhibition

The fairgrounds were very crowded when we arrived, so finding Lory and Al was going to be a challenge.

Great Northern Exhibition

Thank goodness for “cell phones“!

Great Northern Exhibition

After we met up, we started to explore the Fair.

Great Northern Exhibition

Our first stop was the exhibit building where the homecrafts were on display.

Great Northern Exhibition

From there it was a”whirlwind” of experiences.

Great Northern Exhibition

There were the “farm animals“, a “staple” at all fairs.

Great Northern Exhibition

From there, the Great Northern Fair offered visitors so much more!

Great Northern Exhibition

There seemed to be something for everyone! I loved the “dog agility show“.

Great Northern Exhibition

Gary was fascinated with the tractors, new and old.

Great Northern Exhibition

The barrel racing caught every ones attention!

Great Northern Exhibition

The more we explored, the more we enjoyed this “Great” Northern Fair (Exhibition)!

Great Northern Exhibition

At the end, it was the “roar” of engines that caught our attention!

Great Northern Exhibition

The “garden tractor pull” was about to begin!

Great Northern Exhibition

The Great Northern Fair is a wonderful event for the whole family, one that offers so many activities and attractions! If you are looking for a Fall fair to visit, the Great Northern Fair should be on you “to visit” list!

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  1. I could not resist commenting. Very well written!| а

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