Heritage Hall opened it’s doors for the first time during the 2016. The idea to create a permanent home for history and heritage came about during the Fair’s bicentennial year (2011 to 2012) which was focused on the rich and colourful history of the longest continuous fair in Canada. You don’t have to spend much time in the Village of Williamstown or anywhere in Glengarry County to realize the significance of its history to Canada.
In 2017 the St. Lawrence Valley Agricultural Society celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout the fair weekend with Heritage Hall as the focal point of this celebration. We would like to thank the following organizations who helped us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday: Glengarry Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum, Sir John Johnson Manor House Committee, St. Andrew’s United Church Williamstown, the Williamstown Green Thumb Horticultural Society, Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame, Glengarry Archives, Glengarry Agricultural Wall of Fame, Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame and the Glengarry Fencibles.
In 2023, the Williamstown Fair is excited to be collaborating with Akwesasne Travel to provide fair goers with some awesome Indigenous cultural experiences throughout the weekend. Visit the Mohawk marketplace inside Heritage Hall to see cultural displays, demonstrations with hands-on opportunities, and shop vendors from Akwesasne’s creative community. On Friday evening, the public is invited to join a social hosted by the talented singers of Native North American Travelling College’s Travel Troupe. On Saturday, you’ll want to attend 1 of 2 sessions of corn husk doll making. Hear the Haudenosaunee legend and while supplies last, follow along as you craft your own doll. Join award-winning artists and makers for demonstrations on quillwork, beadwork, and plant-based remedies. Stay tuned for the schedule of events!
Friday 11am to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm