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Sneak Peak at the Main Stage for the 2016 Ancaster Fair


Mark your Calendar for the 2016 Ancaster Fair


Summer Camp spots still available at the Ancaster Fairgrounds


The Ancaster Fair Baby Show – Saturday Sept 24th!


The Homecraft Committee of the Ancaster Fair – Volunteers Needed

Homecraft Division is in need of about 20 new volunteers/members for both year round events and at the fair

Please contact

Susan Tremaine
Homecraft President

630 Trinity Rd. South
Jerseyville, Ontario, L0R 1R0
Phone: (905) 648-6198



Homecraft – Category 54A – “THE BUSY NEEDLES’ NOOK” – Ancaster Knitters 55 Categories to enter


Chairman: Betty Gilbert; Desiree Audette, Laura Baker, Lucy Fiander, Bob Gilbert, Cheryl Warner


1. No straight pins.

2. Articles must be new work, not previously worn.

3. Two pieces only where specified ie: select 2.

4. Section 1 thru 6 MUST BE hung on a baby hanger to protect your exhibit.

5. Please provide suitable hanger for garments. INFANT’S WEAR – Newborn to 24 Months

Section 1 thru 6 Must be hung on a baby hanger 1st – $5.00; 2nd – $4.50; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.50; 5th – $3.00

Section: 1. Infant’s Sweater with Panties or Booties or Bonnet knitted, MUST be hung on baby hanger

2. Infant’s Sweater with Panties or Booties or Bonnet, crocheted, MUST be hung on baby hanger

3. Infant’s Dress, knitted, MUST be hung on baby hanger

4. Infant’s Dress, crocheted, MUST be hung on baby hanger

5. Infant’s Cardigan, knitted, MUST be hung on baby hanger

6. Infant’s Cardigan, crocheted, MUST be hung on baby hanger

7. Baby Shawl, knitted crocheted – approx. 36”by 36”

8. Baby Shawl, crocheted – approx. 36”by 36”

9. Baby Afghan, knitted – no larger than 50”

10. Baby Afghan, crocheted – no larger than 50”

11. Carriage Cover, knitted – no larger than 50”

12. Carriage Cover, crocheted- no larger than 50”

13. Bunting Bag

14. 1 pair Booties, Bonnet, 1 pair Mittens, Toque, knitted or crocheted – Exhibitor’s Choice: select 2 different matching items

15. Any item not listed knitted or crocheted CHILDREN – Three to Six Years (knitted or crocheted)

16. Sweater, pullover style

17. Sweater, cardigan style

18. Hat, Scarf, or Mitts, any matching two

19. Slippers knitted

20. Slippers crocheted

21. Child’s Toy Knitted or Crocheted Youth – Seven to Sixteen Years (knitted or crocheted)

22. Sweater

23. Poncho

24. Cowl

25. Shrug

26. Any item not listed LADIES or Men’s WEAR (knitted or crocheted) 1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.50; 3rd – $5.00; 4th – $4.50; 5th – $4.00

27. Sweater, pullover style, 1 colour only

28. Sweater, cardigan style, buttons optional

29. Shawl or Poncho – Knitted

30. Shawl or Poncho – Crocheted

31. 1 Pair Socks

32. Hat, Scarf, or Mitts, any matching two – Knitted – 13 –

33. Hat, Scarf, or Mitts, any matching two – crocheted

34. Slippers

35. Vest or Shell – Knitted or Crocheted

36. Any item not listed HOME BOUTIQUE 1st – $12.00; 2nd – $10.00; 3rd – $8.00; 4th – $7.00; 5th – $6.00

37. Afghan, wave or zigzag stitch, crocheted, 42” x 50” or larger

38. Afghan, wave or zigzag stitch, knitted, 42” x 50” or larger

39. Afghan, granny squares, 42” x 50” or larger

40. Tablecloth 42”by 42” or larger

41. Any Christmas Afghan

42. Round Afghan, crocheted or knitted

43. Afghan, reversible style, knitted or crocheted, 42” x 50” or larger

44. Any Quilt style, crocheted or knitted, 42” x 50” or larger

45. Afghan, any other style, knitted or crocheted – 42” x 50” or larger

46. Lap Robe, knitted or crocheted, approximate size 36”x45”

47. Throw Rug, crocheted or knitted MISCELLANEOUS 1st – $5.00; 2nd – $4.50; 3rd – $4.00

48. Placemats, 2, knitted or crocheted

49. Pot Holders or hot pads, 2, knitted

50. Pot Holders or hot pads, 2, crocheted

51. Article of clothing suitable for a pet, knitted or crocheted

52. Dish cloth, knitted

53. Dish cloth, crocheted

54. Tea Cosy displayed on a teapot

55. 1 pair mittens, or 1 hat, or 1 scarf (article to be retained) No prize given for Section 55. Unlimited entries accepted. Donated to Ancaster Community Services. IN MEMORY OF JOYCE SATCHELL:

$10.00 to the Winner of Sec.24 BEST OF SHOW – $25.00 and Rosette Judges’s Choice Knitting – $25 gift card Mary Maxim Judges’s Choice Crocheting – $25 gift card Mary Maxim For Judges choice a proof of purchase from Mary Maxim is required Most PoinTs – $25.00 and THE ELMA & HAYES WOODLEY MEMORIAL PLAQUE

Homecraft has over 800 categories to compete in at the Ancaster Fair


The Homecraft Committee is a year round group, that organizes, and judges the Homecraft’s at the Ancaster Fair.  Year round they are organizing fund raisers.

There are over 800 different homecraft categories to participate in.

The 2016 Homecraft Committee

Carolyn Marsh – Past President
Susan Temaine – President
Elaine Latulippe – 1st Vice President
Audry McCann-Ryder – 2nd Vice President
Monica Kaminski – Treasurer
Linda Weylie – Friendship Convenor


Pick up your copy at the fair office and get an early start on your 2016 exhibits!

Download the Homecraft Prize List here

Download the Entry Form here

Ancaster Fair Volunteers – Filming – Farmers Point of View – Tuesday May 10th @ the Fairgrounds – starting at 7pm.

Tuesday May 10th @ the Fairgrounds – starting at 7pm.

If you are a volunteer with the Ancaster Fair, we want to hear from you.

The Publicity Committee is working with Michael D of https://vcardtv.com/ and we will be filming our first of 6 short videos to be used to promote the fall fair.

Come prepared to answer the following questions with a 2 minute limit :).  Or alternatively if you are camera shy please feel free to respond via email answers to the following.

How long have you been an Agricultural Society Member?

What is your role with the Ancaster Fair?

What is your favourite memory of the Ancaster Fair?

What does the Fair mean to you?

We encourage you to organize committee meetings, to encourage your members to come out.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Fairgrounds.

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RCMP Musical Ride is confirmed for the 2016 Ancaster Fair

The Musical Ride

A spectacle known around the world…

Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers who, after at least two years of active police work, volunteer for duty with the Musical Ride. Most members are non-riders prior to their equestrian training with the RCMP; however, once they complete the courses of instruction, they not only become riders but ambassadors of goodwill. Working through a unique medium, they promote the RCMP’s image throughout Canada and the world. RCMP members only remain with the Musical Ride for two years with half transferring out each year which ensures an annual rotation of approximately one third (33%) of the riders.

Today, in keeping with tradition, the Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The Musical Ride consists of the execution of a variety of intricate figures and cavalry drill choreographed to music. Demanding utmost control, timing and coordination, these movements are formed by individual horses and riders, in two’s, four’s and eight’s at the trot and at the canter. Months of training, practice and many kilometres/miles around the riding school make horse and rider one. The horses must not only appear in the Musical Ride, in parades, special events and have the ability to travel and adapt to different environments, not to mention, hours of petting and photo-taking that the horses must patiently endure.

Tentative Schedule

  • 2015: Atlantic Provinces and Saskatchewan
  • 2016: Southern Ontario and Manitoba
  • 2017: Canadian Tour – 150th anniversary of Canada
  • 2018: North Western Quebec, Northern Ontario and British Columbia
  • 2019: Quebec and Alberta

World renowned

The RCMP Musical Ride tours throughout Canada, as well as international venues, performing at approximately forty to fifty locations a year between the months of May and October. Thirty-six riders, thirty-six horses, a farrier, three non-commissioned officers (NCOs), and officer in charge travel with the Musical Ride.