MAXVILLE – There were plenty of things to see and do during the 2022 Maxville Fair held on June 17-19. From the Amazing Race held on the opening day to the highland dancing competition on June 19, fairgoers were treated to a large selection of activities and agricultural competitions during the weekend.

Despite the rainy weather, the first annual Amazing Race Challenge was held in front of the grandstands on Friday evening. There were 24, two-person teams registered with 12 events for them to participate in, with a view of taking home prize money for 1st and 2nd as well as the “best dressed team.”

On Saturday, the 4-H Open Showmanship Show, and Holstein Show were held in one of the onsite buildings. These shows provided an opportunity for people to visit, with good turnouts for both events and people expressing their pleasure at the return of the cattle shows. The English Horse Show was held in the horse ring, with organizers explaining there were no jumps used this year. With a Baby Show, tractor pull, youthful programs in the educational tent throughout the fair and a beach volleyball tournament, there certainly was something for everyone to enjoy. 

On Sunday the sunny weather returned with people coming out to visit the fair.  The SD&G Highland Dancing Association held a highland dancing competition, with the sound of the bagpipes heard over the fairgrounds.  Families seemed to enjoy the inflatable games, the petting zoo, and youngsters able to take a pony ride or visit the education tent to see some interesting presentations or displays.  There were vendors selling a variety of items and food trucks for those who had worked up an appetite.  As the 2022 Maxville Fair came to an end, Homecraft awards were presented, and people were able to enjoy the music of Whiskey on Tap as the fair ended.

Volunteers and members of the Kenyon Agricultural Society are to be congratulated for their work which resulted in a weekend of fun and informative events at the 2022 Maxville Fair.