The Norwood Fall Fair, Norwood, Ontario

Thanksgiving Weekend - October 12, 13 & 14, 2019

"Scarecrows and Fence Rows"

President's Message

It’s long been a saying in the area that there are only two seasons in Norwood, “Before the fair and after the fair.” This was definitely the mantra in my house as I was growing up. Many months before Thanksgiving Weekend, seeds were ordered, gardens were planted, tended and harvested, and crafts were planned and created. Closer to the fair, baking was done, flowers were arranged, and entry tags were filled in by all members of the family. The weekend finally arrived, bringing with it all the excitement that only the Norwood fair can bring. Friday night was always full of anticipation - what prizes would be won, how would the float fare in the parade, would our pumpkin be big enough? We would help mom tally the points for the Homecraft Division and dad would be busy with the vegetable displays. All three days would be spent at the fair with friends and family, taking in the midway, the barns, the displays and the shows. All too fast the fair would pass, we would take a breather, and not long after, the cycle would start again. I can honestly say that not much has changed in our house, except that now we are continuing the same traditions with our own children.

The Norwood Agricultural Society is celebrating a historic milestone this year with the 150th anniversary of its first fair in 1868. It is a history steeped in traditions. Some have lasted from its inception, others have come and gone and been replaced with new traditions. However, the one thing that remains the same is the society’s commitment to provide a first-class fair that maintains its agricultural roots. Although the fair continues to grow and new attractions are added, the first priority is to ensure that the fair’s focus is to showcase our local agriculture and teach young and old about the importance of rural communities.

The Norwood Agricultural Society would not be what it is today without the dedication, foresight, and vision of the hundreds of volunteers who have given so selflessly over the past 150 years. Whether setting up during the weeks leading up to the fair, serving on one of the boards, feeding volunteers, working gates, helping with year-round maintenance, advertising, organizing entertainment, managing the books, looking after prizes, or cleaning up when it’s all over, the work of the fair is done in large part by volunteers. These volunteers have taken a small, one-day fair held on rented land, to a 3-day event on grounds that are used by many organizations for multiple events including 4-H achievement days, dog shows, and this year, the RCMP Musical Ride.

Many people ask, “What makes the fair so successful?” I believe it’s all about tradition. School fair traditions are continued by the many children who, in adulthood, come back to volunteer. Fair Ambassadors continue the tradition of representing the fair by taking on various roles within the fair community. Volunteers show up every year to carry out jobs without even needing to be asked. Exhibitors carry on family traditions and create new ones. Fairgoers return every Thanksgiving to meet up with friends and family, catch up on old times, and take in all that the Norwood Fall Fair has to offer. I am truly looking forward to carrying on all of these traditions at our 150th fair. See you at the Fair.

Kerstin Walsh
President, 2018 - 2019
Norwood Agricultural Society

These folks make it happen!

Without a doubt, no event of this scope can come together without the tireless dedication of dozens of volunteers. Here are the people that make this event possible:

Officers & Directors


Kerstin Walsh

1st Vice President
Krista Tweedie

2nd Vice President
John Steele

General Manager
Paul Quinlan


One Year
Frank English
Murray Lobb
Ryan Sedgwick
Philip Strawbridge
Ron Timmermans
Krista Tweedie


Two Year
Jeff Dornan
John Kloosterman
John Steele
Greg Stewart
Kerstin Walsh
Maureen Walsh


Three Year
Jim Buck
Julie Hughes
Brent Ross
Steve Ross
Ed Walsh
Matt Walsh

Evan Calder
Katelyn Moore
Emma Smith
Evan Stanley
Joey Walsh
Megan Wilson

Associate Directors

Jason Aggett
Shelley Aggett
Jeff Bailey
Terry Baker
Murray Baptie
Scott Baptie
Joan Barraball
Blayne Barr
Ken Bell
David Brackenridge
Bruce Brett
Jane Bryenton
Kenny Bryenton
Lindsay Burtt
Kevin Chappel
Bill Cheek
Cal Clarke
Pam Conley
Edgar Cornish
Paul Craig
Francis Crowley
Jane Crowley
Jennifer Crowley
Joseph Crowley
Alex Davidson
Jack Deen
Tom Deen
Brenda Doherty
Pat Doherty

Bill Duke
Andy Elmhurst
Al English
Bill & Leona English
Frank English
Kevin English
Ron English
Jason Ferguson
Doug Fleming
Gerald Fry
Don Funston
Kathy Galbraith
Marg Garden
Larry George
Liz George
Robert Gerow
David Graham
Bill Hay
John Heath
Mike Heron
Russ Homewood
Bill Hooper
Kevin Horsby
Blaine Jessup
Paul Kavanagh
Claire King
Jerry King
Karrie Kerber
Brenda Lamey

Jack Lamey
Mike Livingston
Shirley McCracken
Tom McKeiver
Carl Millet
Terry Moher
Jim Moore Jr.
Pat Moore
Claire Newel
Jesse Newman
Deen O’Brien
Hendrina Parcels
Al Partington
Terry Patterson
Bruce Payne
Sid Payne
Katie Pollock
Chris Quinlan
Frank Quinlan
Len Ranee
Dan Reed
Kathy Reid
Grant Ross
Murray Ross
Pat Ross
Elizabeth Ruttan
Suzanne Ruttan
Bill Scott
Ron Scott
Robert Sedgwick

Meri Lynn Shaw
Murray Shaw
Scott Shearer
Paul Sherwin
Bill Sherry
Rose Spencer
John Steele
Beverly Stephenson
Scott Stewart
Cameron Stockdale
Cathy Stockdale
Colleen Terpstra
John Terpstra
Rick Thompson
Cathy Turner
Jim Turner
Will Vanderhorst
Theo Van Will
Marg Van Will
Halie Wagner
Barry Walsh
Bernard Walsh
Barb Walsh
Brad Walsh
Joe Walsh
Ron Warner
Richy Webb
Irene Wood
Rick Wynne

School Division

Co-Presidents: Lindsay Genge and Laurie Strawbridge
Past Co-Presidents: Lori Burtt and Jeanette Marshall
Secretary-Treasurer: Jennifer Payne


Carrie Barr
Nancy Begg
Bonnie Davidson
Danica Donald
Anne English
Jenna English

Shelley Elmhurst
Joleene Hurtubise
Julie Hurtubise
Donna Kelly
Dorothy Kloosterman
Beth Lobb

Annalene Miles
Allison Rutherford
Maureen Sedgwick
Shelley Vandenburg
Lynn Wilson
Lori Zapletal

Homecraft Division

Co-Presidents: Denise Calder and Joan Higgins
Past President: Maureen Walsh
Secretary-Treasurer: Marilyn Heming


Joyce Archer
Laurie Barton
Louise Bray
Ashley Calder
Blanche Collinson
Jan Crowley

Tracy Dafoe
Fern DeBaeremaker
Rose Gordon
Lesley Hobbs
Bev Howat
Robin Howat

Laurie Inglis
Anne McIntyre
Heather Ormiston
Debbie Ottley
Joan Payne
Elaine Scott

Barb Sherwin
Joy Seabrook
Michelle Simpson
Suzi Stanley
Rene Toms
Cathy Turner

Thank You!

This annual event cannot happen without the financial help and support of the Municipalities, businesses, organizations and individuals in the surrounding area who have been most generous in contributing trophies, special prizes, cash donations or in purchasing advertisements in our Prize Book.

#1 Sewing Centre
Shelley Aggett
Russ Anderson
Doug Andrews
Apple Auto Glass
Wilburn Archer Trucking
Asphodel Fire Trucks
Asphodel/Norwood Fire & Rescue
Helen Auckland
Audrey's Bulk Foods
Auto Care Centre
B.A. Auto Repairs (Norwood)
Allan Baker
Robert, Barb & Jeff Bailey
The Barr Families
Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance
Begg Fuels
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Belmont Simmentals
Bioinchiche, Bruce Wilson, Mgr.
Ernest Boyles and Sons
Brett Funeral Chapel Ltd.
Jim Buck
Bud's Music Centre
Lindsay &amp, Lori Burtt
Andy Calder Excavating
Carline Auto Service
Centennial Pharmacy
Kevin Chamberlain
Dianne E. Chandler
Corner Gate Foodland
Mr. Convenience
Ann Corden
Cross Town Shoppe, Norwood
Francis Crowley
Janet & Joseph Crowley
John & Cynthia Crowley & Family
D.C. Operations Pay Advance
Jim & Tracey Dafoe
Craig Dart
Alex & Bonnie Davidson
Evelyn Davidson
Deal Taxi Ltd.
Dee Jay Trailers
DeLaval Inc.
Dog Day: Inn & Salon
Carl Drain
Drain Bros. Excavating
Designer Trophies
Janet Duke
Dunfords of Havelock
Debra Richardson Edge
Mary & Grant Elmhirst
Ron Elmhirst
Elmhurst Bros.
Ann English

Neil McClure
Dan McDougall
Dr. Andy McGee Trust
Carol McGaffin
Cindy McGaffin
Anne McIntyre
Wayne McNeely
Bert McMillan
John McMillan & Family
Meljesnic Computer
Joyce Metcalfe
Marilyn Millet
Mill Line Woodworking
Mary Montgomery
James Moore
Bruce & Alice Murray
NAPA Auto Parts
Claire Newell
Nitro Lacrosse
Northumberland Trophies
Norwood Auto Wreckers
Norwood Centennial Pharmacy
Norwood & District Funeral Home
Norwood & District Horticultural
Norwood Home Hardware
Norwood Lions Club
Norwood Veterinary Service
Oakland Greens Golf Course
Ontario Belgian Association
Debbie Ottley
Bruce & Joan Payne
Peterborough County Cattlemen’s Assoc.
Peterborough Community Futures Dev. Corp.
Peterborough County Milk Producers
Peterborough Mitsubishi
Peterborough Tack
Peterborough & The Kawartha’s Tourism
Peterborough Veterinary Services
PG Towns General Store
Pineview Belgiums
Pleasant Meadow Manor
Rick & Fred Pulfer
Chris Quinlan
Kathleen Quinlan
Paul Quinlan
Rag Doll, - Ethel Henry
RBC Royal Bank
Restwell Upholstering
Janet Ridgeway
Ronbeth Farms
Murray & Pat Ross
Royal Canadian Legion #300

Kevin English
Vicki English
Esso Convenience- Norwood
Esso & Esso Variety-Havelock
Zora Fisher
Evelyn Forgrave
Bill Freeman
Friendly Town Carwash
Insurance Protection Group
Jim Glenn
Godfrey’s Resort
Rose Gordon
HSN Equipment Sales - Whitby
HTM Insurance Company
Elwood Hamilton Bus Lines
Hastings Home Hardware
Havelock Baptist Sunday School
Havelock Foodland
Havelock Home Hardware
Havelock Pharmacy
Havelock Rent All
Havelock TIM-BR Mart
Mike Heffernan, Bowes & Cocks
Art & Marilyn Heming
Evelyn Heron & Family
Lucinda Heron
Hilts Butcher Shop Ltd.
Hilray Farms- Warren Shrub
Jackie Hodge
Holiday Ford
Robin Howat
Janette’s Esthetics
J.P.R. Manufacturing
Doris Johnston
Paul & Jean Joliquer
Kawartha Battery
Keendale Lodge Farm
Ken’s Pizza-Havelock
Annette Klompmaker
Dorothy Kloosterman
Lawnranger’s Garden Centre
Jeff Leal MPP
Beth Lobb
Laura Lobb
Lockhead Lock & Safe
M&C Hydraulics
MJ’s Hair design
M&M Disposals
Madoc Cooperative Association
Maple View Retirement
Katherine and Tara Marshall

Royal Canadian Legion #389
Delores Rutherford
Suzanne Ruttan
Don Sampson & Family
Robert Scott
Ron & Elaine Scott
Robert & Maureen Sedgwick
Barb Sherwin
Sheila Stanley
Stanley Auction Services
Scott and Madeline Stewart
J.J. Stewart Motors
Ron Stevenson
Harold Stinson
Neil Stockdale
Sherry Stockdale
Robert & Laura Stockdale
Storey Pontiac-Buick-GMC
Strawbridge Family
Ivy Sucee
Taraley Farms
Teach Centre Havelock
Telford Egg Farm
John and Colleen Terpstra
The Township of Asphodel-Norwood
The Township of Douro-Dummer
The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Valu Mart - Hastings
Johan & Herma Van Beek & Family
Andrea Veldhuyzen
WNC Energy Solutions
Bernie Walsh Electric
Ron Warner
Richard Wood, Royal LePage
United Church - Westwood
Maureen Walsh
The Webb Family
Woods Farm Automation
Woody’s - Havelock
Debbie Wynne
Zeibert - Peterborough

In Memory of
Fred Begg