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2017 Summer Fair & Farm Expo

Featuring Fordson’s 100 Year Anniversary

As part of the All Colour Spectacle

July 14 - 16, 2017

 

Summer Fair & Farm Expo featuring:

  • The 18th Annual All Colours Antique Tractor Show (the Odds and Sods Edition)
  • The Tractor and Truck Pull
  • The Heavy Horse Pull
  • Classic Car Cruiser Night
  • Magical Midways
  • and much, much more!

View 2017 Event Schedule
View Event Map

Going into its 18th year, the former All Colour Show was a representation of various antique tractors with clubs at Country Heritage Park (and their outside affiliates) bringing together models from specific companies. Such events include Massey Ferguson weekends, International Harvester (Big Red) weekends, Ford and John Deere weekends. These individual companies and the owners of these tractors are committed to ensuring the longevity of these relics from a bygone era.

However, antique tractors, despite having an appeal to a fair number of dedicated enthusiasts throughout Ontario and even North America, is not ensuring that the public attends these events in greater numbers, and, in fact, there are declining numbers for all so-called "tractor"; shows throughout the continent - simply because the aging of these dedicated men and women has meant most are no longer "gathering". Simply put, in order to follow the mandate of Country Heritage Park, its board, and its membership, changes needed to be conducted in order to ensure that the cornerstone (these antique tractors) remained but the rest of the three-day event was altered. Thus was born the Summer Fair and Farm Expo – a first in Ontario. 

Country Heritage Park (CHP) is an 80-acre site depicting a rural crossroads community reflective of the past 185 years, complete with historic buildings, fairgrounds, and a story built into the fabric of the innovators and entrepreneurs who built the foundations of modern food and farming, and guide its future even today. Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, and on the western frontier of the fastest growing community in Canada (being Milton), CHP provides a unique rural-urban bridge to the more than seven-million residents of the GTA.

It is within this context that CHP is expanding its focus on both food and families - to be able to showcase and highlight the importance of our farming history while putting the spotlight on innovation. There have been a number of new features added that will draw families from throughout the province: the heavy horse pulls; the lawn tractor pulls and pedal pulls for children; the tractor and truck pulls; a full midway and carnival; a fully enclosed swap and parts meet (for all ages); a Classic Car Cruiser Night; and evening entertainment. All are new features to a traditionalist show and will add to the vendors that are going to be discussing farming in other countries, given the demographics from the Greater Toronto Area. This is an educational link that is important with kids since the other new feature will be an Agriculture and Food Awareness.


Events at a Glance

Friday

4pm Fair Opens
4 - 8pm Vendors Open
4 - 8pm Buildings Open
4 - 10pm Midway
4 - 10pm Food Service
5 - 10pm Beer Garden
6 - 10pm Heavy Horse Pull
5 - 8pm Classic Car Show
10:30pm Gates Close

 

Saturday

9am Gates Open
9am - 5pm Buildings Open
9am - 8pm Vendors Open
10am - 11pm Midway
9:30am - 7pm MCRC Kids Area
9am - 11am Food Service
9am Antique Tractor Pull
10am Tractor Pulls
12pm - 1pm Kiddies Pedal Pull
9am - 5pm Sawmill Demonstartions
3pm Grand Parade
4 - 7pm Music Entertainment (Admissions Gate)
12pm - 11pm Beer Garden
4pm Super Pull Registrations
5 - 11pm Super Pull
11:30pm Gate Closes

 

Sunday

9am Gates Open
9am - 4pm Vendors Open
10am - 4pm Midway
9am - 4pm Food Service
9am - 2pm Sawmill Demo
12pm - 1pm Kiddies Peddle Pull
9am 4-H Clubs Lawn Pulls - registration
10am Pulls
9am Antique Tractor Pull - registration
10am Pulls
11am Powder Puff Pull - registration
12pm Pulls

 

People Wagons are all around the park. Look for signs and enjoy a free ride around the park!


Event Map


In 2017, Fordson – which is the trade name for tractors built by Ford – celebrates its 100th anniversary and CHP is making sure that it doesn’t go away without a small party. But just because we are featuring Fordson (and Fords) doesn’t mean that All Colour is limited to grey. CHP is asking ALL COLOURS to feel like this is their time too – and let everyone see what it means to honour our past.


Matt Dirksen on Highly Addictive in Milton 2013 pulling in the heavy class


Dirksen Pulling teams Unleashed pull #1 FULL PULL


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Thank you to our 2016 Event Sponsors
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

PLATINUM
Green Tractors
Sovereign Fusion
Connect Equipment
OLG

GOLD
Bailey Heating & Cooling
Bryans Farm & Industrial
Stewarts Equipment
Hunt Chrysler Fiat
Moffatt Scrap Iron & Metal Inc.
Premier Equipment
Rockwood Material Handling
R.A. Currie Hay & Straw
Steiner Tractor

SILVER
Homestyle Realty
Milton Nissan