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Poultry shows cancelled at Brigden Fair 2022 due to biosecurity

Office of the Chief Veterinarian for Ontario (OCVO) September 23, 2022Vince BrennanOntario Association of Agricultural Societiesmanager@oaasfairs.com Dear Vince Brennan: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in Ontario domestic poultry. While the CFIA leads the disease response for highly pathogenic avian influenza and may impose …

Brigden Fair 2021 Postponed

It is with sincere regret that the Moore Agricultural Society is announcing the postponement of this year’s Brigden Fall Fair to the Fall of 2022.

This is the second consecutive postponement of the annual Brigden Fall Fair as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) global pandemic.  Collectively we had hoped that the summer months would bring relaxation to pandemic related restrictions and easement to gathering limitations that would allow our celebration of agriculture to proceed as customary.  However, despite the progress being made in communities across the province, it is now clear to organizers that the alleviation from critical restrictions will not be made quickly enough.

The health and well-being of every person that attends our fairgrounds over the Thanksgiving Weekend is of paramount importance to the Moore Agricultural Society.  Proceeding with the Brigden Fall Fair at this time could compromise months of slow and painstaking progress that has been made in the fight against COVID-19.  With infection rates dropping and immunization rates on the rise, now is not the time for unnecessary risk taking.

The Moore Agricultural Society would like to thank the Business, Organizations and Individuals whose generosity and support has helped sustain us through this difficult time.  We recognize that our sponsors have all been hit hard by the economic repercussions of the ongoing global pandemic.  We appreciate all that you have done for us, and we look forward to celebrating together in the future.

Please monitor the official website for the Brigden Fair (WWW.BRIGDENFAIR.CA) along with its various social media accounts for news regarding future activities. Plans are already in motion for smaller ticketed events and more will be announced as pandemic restrictions are relaxed and events can be conducted safely.  We recognize that the Brigden Fair has far reaching social and economic impacts, and the Moore Agricultural Society is committed to mitigating the losses felt across the community.

Please continue to work on your exhibits using the theme “Hats Off to Brigden Fair”, hone your prize winning recipes and plan for a time when we can all meet again and truly give “thanks” that together we have endured.

All the best to everyone.

Stay healthy, stay safe and we will see you Thanksgiving Weekend 2022.