Sept. 9, 2009
RIVIÈRE-DU-NORD (CNB) - The traditional agricultural fair with its craft exhibition and sale is once again being held at the Village Historique Acadien, on Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. The fair will feature an animal auction, a variety of produce, and items from the village's farm and shops.
This year there are several new features at the fair, including:
The fair will begin at 10 a.m. on both days, with the opening of the various craft booths in the Antoine Landry Room of the village's reception centre, where several new craftspeople will participate.
Also at 10 a.m., the Robin shed will open to offer jams, jellies, and pickles for sale, along with wool and potatoes from the village. At 11 a.m., wood-cutting, a very important fall activity, will take place at the Robichaud House. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Post House 1 will be a gathering place for musicians to entertain the crowd. Free corn-on-the-cob and molasses cakes will be provided to visitors.
The auction will called by Dominique Breau and Jean-Claude Doiron, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. Attendees may buy a pig, items made by the artisans of the Village, grey hens, or an ox weighing more than 765 kilograms (1,700 lbs.).
The 2009 Village Historique Acadien season will close on Sept. 26.
MEDIA CONTACT: Myriam Léger, public relations officer, Village Historique Acadien, 506-726-2600.