The Hants County Exhibition is an annual fall fair held in Windsor, Nova Scotia. It is the oldest continuously run agricultural fair in North America. It was first held on the grounds of Fort Edward beginning in 1765. It has been running continuously since 1815. September 2015 marked the 250th anniversary of the Hants County Exhibition. The fair is now held at the Hants Exhibition Arena and exhibition grounds.
The Hants County Exhibition is held every year over two weekends in September. The fair hosts a wide range of activities. There are horticulture, vegetable, craft and art exhibits every year. During the exhibition horses, miniature horses, hunter and jumper classes are in the arena. There are ox pulls and heavy horse pulls as well. There are beef and dairy cattle displays and competitions. There are poultry and waterfowl exhibits to be seen throughout the weekend.
Aside from the arena, there is a very large industrial building and fair grounds. There are many commercial exhibits for the public to enjoy. Within the building there is live music and events throughout the fair. On the fair grounds, there is a carnival for kids to enjoy. There are numerous rides and games throughout the weekend. Local 4-H clubs use the arena and industrial building throughout the exhibition for displays and events.
For the rest of the year, the exhibition grounds are host to other events. There is a pumpkin weigh-off featuring pumpkins grown with Atlantic Giant seeds. This annual event has many displays and competitions.
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