Last year the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society was faced with the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Vankleek Hill Fair, due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19. At the time, we had high hopes that we would return to gather and celebrate our roots and traditions at the fairgrounds in August 2021. Nobody expected us to be faced with this most difficult decision once again this year. Regrettably, we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel this year’s Vankleek Hill Fair. We recognize that society is moving in the right direction with case counts being lower and vaccination rates increasing and these are positive steps for reopening. We understand that this decision will bring disappointment to many, but please understand that this call was not made lightly. Directors of the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society have met a number of times and have considered all aspects of hosting a large event, such as health & safety protocols, including maximum number of guests permitted on site, the participation of Midway contractors and the financial feasibility that comes with having a fair. Please know that we share with your disappointment as we were really looking forward to gathering with our friends and family at the fair this summer. We can say that the August 2022 edition of the Vankleek Hill Fair will be filled with amazing entertainment, fabulous concessions and exciting agricultural shows and displays. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Vankleek Hill Fair next summer. Until then, stay safe and support local businesses that are the heart of our small community. Follow our Facebook page for some small events we have planned.
Amanda McDonald, President
Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society
Fair dates for the next few years are as follows:
AUGUST 18-21, 2022
AUGUST 17-20, 2023