On behalf of the Wilmot Agricultural Society, it is my privilege and honour to welcome you to the 161st New Hamburg Fall Fair. I would like to thank the members of the Executive and Board of Directors for
their year-long commitment. I would also like to thank our sponsors and volunteers for all their time and funding throughout the year, without your support we would not be able to do what we do. As you walk around our fair grounds this year make time to visit our Home Craft exhibits, showcasing our local talent.
This year, we are Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H in Ontario.
Though it may seem obvious, 4-H extends far beyond the fair. It extends past the club meetings, past the projects, and past the hours of work. The values taught by 4-H impact each and every one of us every day. Whether it is putting in a little extra effort around the barn, being active in your community, or applying knowledge gained in 4-H at school or in the workplace, 4-H helps us all grow and teaches us important lessons. One of those lessons is to work together to achieve a common goal.
As you walk around the fairgrounds, you will see children and adults of all ages working together. The ability to work in a group, overcome
adversity, and work cohesively are all invaluable qualities, and ones that we learn from 4-H. Throughout the weekend take time to look at all the displays, get up close to the show calves and stop to talk to 4-H members as this is a special weekend for most of them. It’s their time to shine and show what they have accomplished in their clubs this year. The members have put a lot of effort into these projects and they are more than willing to talk to you about them.
We look forward to seeing you all at the fair!