2021 Parade

On Saturday the 18th of September, The Rodney Fair will be having a Parade through Rodney at 11AM., We ask that anyone who wishes to participate in the parade start arriving at the Track on the Fairgrounds at 10AM to line up. Any Child 13 or younger who participates in the Parade will be given a Toonie as well as an entry to the Bike Draw, sponsored by The Natterack Brewing Company in West Lorne.

Immediately following the Parade, the Rodney Agricultural Society will be selling Lunch at the Rec Centre and there will be Live Music at the Fairgrounds for anyone who wishes to join us.

We would like to remind anyone who will be watching the parade on the streets of Rodney, to please maintain social distancing with anyone who is not in your family.

Community Flower Show 2021 Results

The Community Flower Show held on Saturday, August 21st was a great success. Combined entries totaled 31.
Here are the results from each site:


RODNEY KIWANIS SENIORS APARTMENTS “Vivid and Vibrant
There were 10 entries here.

1st prize Lynda Ford, Rodney
2nd prize Karen Carroll, West Lorne
3rd prize Laura Kieraszewicz, Rodney
4th prize Marion Binks, Rodney
Honorable mentions go to June Ford, Rodney, Vicki Slack, Rodney, Kendra McKillop, Mt
Brydges, Gwen Schneider, Rodney, Elaine Gray, West Lorne, and Asa Sjoberg, Oakville.


WEST LORNE HERITAGE HOMES SENIORS APARTMENTS “Green and White Delight
There were 7 entries here.

1st prize tie Marion Binks, Rodney and Jennifer Newport, Port Stanley
2nd prize Theresa StPierre, west Lorne
3rd prize tie Katherine Johnston, West Lorne and Karen Carroll, West Lorne
Honourable mention to Elaine Gray, West Lorne and Gwen Schneider, Rodney


BABCOCK COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE “Simply Sweet
There were 6 entries.
1st prize Gwen Schneider, Rodney
2nd prize, Marion Binks, Rodney
3rd prize Janet Fiore, Woodbridge
4th prize Karen Carroll, West Lorne
Honorable mention to Elaine Gray, West Lorne and John Marshall, Wardsville

BEATTIE MANOR
There were 8 entries.

1st prize Laura Kieraszewicz, Rodney
2nd prize, Louise Gillies, London
3rd prize June Ford, Rodney
4th prize Gwen Schneider, Rodney
Honorable mention to Elaine Gray, West Lorne, Lynda Ford, Rodney, Karen Carroll, West Lorne,
Marion Binks, Rodney.


Many “THANKS” to the exhibitors! Many “THANKS” to the hosts for allowing us to hold this
Flower Show in lieu of our regular Fair Flower Show.

And many, many “THANKS” to our local businesses for donating gift certificates as prizes.
They are:
The Decorating Diva, Rodney
Erie Gardens, New Glasgow
Green St Landscaping, Rodney
Out to Lunch, West Lorne
The Wild Goat Beach Club and Cafe, Rodney

Online Exhibition

The Rodney Fair is debuting the Online Rodney Fair Exhibition. This “community-oriented” event will be the temporary place-holder of the traditional fair exhibition for this year. With no entry fee and potential prizes, there are eight classes planned for the Online Rodney Fair Exhibition which include: Field Crop Competition, Grain and Seed, Fruits and Vegetables, Creative Crafts, Flowers, Photography, Antiques, and Junior Fair.

We want to still be able to provide a fun way for the community to showcase their talents and accomplishments, and to be able to celebrate that — even if that means it is in a non-traditional format.

The categories may take place at different times, so those interested in any of the classes should check our website and social media regularly for announcements .

For most classes, unless otherwise specified, exhibitors are to submit a photo of their entry to the Rodney Fair website, Facebook page, or by email at rodneyaldboroughagsociety@outlook.com.

Any entries or participation by exhibitors 13 years or younger will be provided with a virtual entry into the annual bike draw that is sponsored by The Natterjack Brewing Company.

Photography

MONTHLY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST


Each month, a new category will be chosen and announced HERE.
Participants will have until the LAST DAY of THAT month to submit their photo.
Only ONE (1) entry per month permitted.
Photos submitted will be sent to be judged WITHOUT participant name.
WINNING PHOTOS will be posted here WITH photographer’s name attached.
ALL PHOTOS WILL BE INDEPENDANTLY JUDGED BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER


Rodney Aldborough Agricultural Society will not be responsible for permissions required for images posted to the Rodney Fair website OR Social Media page.
Photographers, please make sure you have permission from any person(s) in your photos before submitting.


ALL photos MUST have been taken by the entrant, and NOT have been entered in any previous Rodney Fair.


1st place winner each month will receive a DAY PASS for ONE (1) to the next Rodney Fair and their name and photo posted on the Rodney Fair Facebook page and website.
At the end of AUGUST 2022, ALL WINNING PHOTOS will then be entered into a DRAW for a grand prize.
Submit your photos in JPEG format only.

CHECK BACK HERE MONTHLY FOR NEW CATEGORIES.
Please note: this contest is not open to Professional Photographers.


    Fruit and Vegetables

    The category for the Fair this year is a decorated pumpkin not carved. It is open to all ages. The pumpkins need to be submitted virtually by posting a picture on line to the Rodney Fair site. Please include your age, anyone over 18 can be adult on their submission. There may be multiple prizes according to age group and number of entries. First prize is a Fair pass for the 2022 fair or $20. cash. Winner can take their choice.

    Giant Pumpkin is still going. Entries to this category need to post pictures which include a yard or meter
    stick to portray the size. A measuring tape can also be used. It is going to be difficult to get the size
    shown in a picture so we leave it up to the entrants to use their own discretion. Prize money is First $20,
    Second is $15 and third $10. Hope everyone keeps their pumpkins growing!

    Deadline for entries is September 15th , 2021

    Any entries made by children 13 and under will receive a free entry to the Bike Draw.
    If you have any questions contact email RodneyAldboroughAgSociety@outlook.com or call 519-785-0559.

    Grain & Seed

    Superintendent Travis Roodzant – Email: RodneyAldboroughAgSociety@outlook.com

    Thanks to our sponsors for their contribution.

    All entries must be submitted by 9:00 pm on Thursday September 16, 2021.

    Must be from the current year.

    Prize Sections 1-7: $30, $25, $15, $10

    1. One quart of winter wheat in a glass jar, named
    2. 6 stalks of soybeans, named
    3. 6 stalks of silage corn, named
    4. 6 ears of corn, named
    5. One quart of soybeans in a glass jar, named
    6. One quart of corn in glass jar, named
    7. Combined entry of 5 ears of corn and 5 stalks of soybeans

    SPECIALS FOR ENTRANTS UNDER AGE OF 16

    Prize Sections 8-10: $25, $20, $15, $10

    8. 6 stalks of soybeans

    9. 6 stalks of corn

    1. One quart of grain – mix of corn, soybeans, wheat, decorated to Fair theme.

    Field Crop Competition

    FIELD CROP COMPETITION – CORN

    Superintendent Travis Roodzant – Email: RodneyAldboroughAgSociety@outlook.com

    Thanks to the following sponsors for supplying prizes for our field crop classes.

    Roodzant Seed Services

    All entries must be submitted by 9:00 pm on Thursday September 16, 2021.

    Minimum size of field – 5 acres

    Your attention is directed to the rules and points awarded.

    1. General appearance 20 pts 2. Weed control 20 pts
    2. Uniformity of stand 15 pts.
    3. Plant growth & vigour 10 pts
    4. Freedom from disease & insects 15 pts
    5. Maturity – Uniformity & size of cobs 15 pts 7. Exhibiting fair – 6 ears of corn 30 pts

    FIELD CROP COMPETITION – SOYBEANS

    Superintendents: Ken Roodzant 519-871-4211 Travis Roodzant 519-719-7921

    Thanks to the following sponsors for supplying prizes for our field crop classes.

    Roodzant Seed Service

    Minimum size of field – 5 acres

    Your attention is directed to the rules and points awarded.

    1. General appearance 20 pts
    2. Weed control 20 pts
    3. Uniformity of stand 15pts
    4. Plant growth & vigour 10 pts
    5. Freedom from disease & insects 15 pts
    6. Maturity – Uniformity & size of cobs 15 pts
    7. Exhibiting fair – 6 ears of corn 30 pts.

    Antiques and Collectibles

    We are excited to have a few, non-traditional fun entries for this year’s online fair. There is no entry fee
    to enter and you submit at least 2 photos with different angles to the fair’s Facebook, website or our email.
    The deadline to submit the entries is September 10, 2021.

    1. Antique Farm Implement – repurposed (e.g. yard display)
    2. Decorative art creation from antique item(s)
      For ideas, see Facebook site – Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle

    You will have a chance to win a Day or Weekend pass for Rodney Fair 2022!

    Can’t wait to see the creative work done by members of our community. Thank you for participating.

    Creative Crafts

    We are excited to have a few, non-traditional fun entries for this year’s online fair. There is no entry fee
    to enter and you submit at least 2 photos with different angles to the fair’s Facebook, website or our email.
    The deadline to submit the entries is September 10, 2021.

    The theme is Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle.

    1. Outdoor Useable Furniture (eg. wood pallets reinvented)
    2. Yard Art (eg., birdfeeder, garden sign, painted stones, etc..)

    You will have a chance to win a Day or Weekend pass for Rodney Fair 2022!

    Can’t wait to see the
    creative work done by members of our community. Thank you for participating. If you have any
    questions, please contact Jill Downie at 519-785-0730