September 5th, 2020

The 209th Edition of the Williamstown Fair Postponed

Williamstown, ON – With great regret, the St. Lawrence Valley Agricultural Society, organizer
of Canada’s oldest annual fair, announces the postponement of the traditional 209th Edition of the Williamstown Fair (August 7, 8, 9, 2020) due to the ongoing pandemic.

“In light of directives from the government and public health officials, we have taken this
difficult decision,” said Michael Seguin, President of the Society. “Our top priority is ensuring
the health and safety of our volunteers, community partners, and fairgoers and we thank the
public for their understanding and support.”

Generations of dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to organize this beloved annual event and
the current situation is only one of the many challenges the Fair has faced since its inception in
1812. Despite this latest setback, the Fair Board is committed to celebrating the community and its agricultural heritage and will be looking at ways of holding an alternative fair later this year.

Please stay tuned for more information, which will be posted on our website ( and on social media channels (@williamstownfair).

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