2018 Show

Food, family fun, antique farm equipment and live entertainment at farm show

Antique tractors, crafts, a flea market, entertainment, a parade and demonstrations of turn-of-the-century farming practices will promote and showcase Bruce County’s rich agricultural history August 17-19 at the 25th annual Bruce County Heritage Farm Show, staged south of Paisley on County Road 3.

The event also marks the 25th anniversary of the Massey Expo of North America 2018.

“We expect between 16,000 and 17,000 visitors over three days and have a calendar full of events for everyone,” said Farm Show publicist Ken Kelly in an August 7 telephone interview.

“The rich proud agricultural history of this area would be lost without an event like this,” Kelly said, recounting how in 1993 the event was a dream for members of the Bruce County Heritage Association who were involved with the annual International Plowing Match.

“We started small and by 1997 had purchased 113 acres of land to stage the event and store and display 95 large farming items for the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre,” Kelly said, adding the collection includes buggies, cutters, farm equipment and 500 agricultural artifacts.