The Norwood Fall Fair

Thanksgiving Weekend -  October 7, 8 & 9, 2017

"Fun For The Whole Herd"

President's Message

As President of the Norwood Agricultural Society, it is my pleasure and honour to invite you to the 2016 Norwood Fair. I encourage everyone to have a look at the Norwood Fair’s prize book and to find a category in which to enter a piece of art, livestock, or even a simple display of veggies from the garden. Everyone is warmly invited. If you come, you will be greeted by a team of friendly volunteers. We want to make sure that everyone feels welcomed and we take great pride in helping you join in the fun.

Participating makes your experience of the fair richer. Make sure to enjoy it and not take the competition too seriously. As intellectual Gary Chapman wrote: “life’s deepest meaning in not found in accomplishments, but in relationships.” As the president, I am only a small piece of a much larger family of
volunteers that makes this endeavour a success. I have been around the fair all my life, but decided to “join the fun” more seriously when I saw and heard from friends and family about the dedication and togetherness that volunteering with the fair gives someone. It brings one even closer to their community, deepens friendships, and grows your roots where you belong. The family of volunteers is similar to every family; we have common visions but sometimes different opinions. For five days each year we eat together, laugh together, have fun together, clean up after each other, build memories together, and sometimes even trip over each other. Like in every family, we have to first and foremost communicate
with love and respect and keep our common goal in mind, which is the success of the fair and our community.

For those of you who may not know, the best days of the Thanksgiving Weekend are the Fridays before and the Tuesdays after the fair. I don’t mean to confuse you because the fair gate’s do officially open at 8am on the Saturday and the last pumpkin and cow should be taken home just after 5 pm on the Monday of the Thanksgiving Weekend. Those who volunteer with the fair will know what I am talking about; those who don’t should come and experience it. Working shoulder to shoulder with our army of volunteers is an uplifting feeling. Watching the fair take shape on Friday and cleaning up after a successful fair on Tuesday are some of life’s wonderful moments.

We are blessed to have a successful fair in Norwood since 1868. It is clear that our ancestors knew that the secrets of a strong community lays not in accomplishments but relationships. Today the value of building community remains, as the heart of the fair is still about the people involved. We need the fair to stay strong for future generations to enjoy. When you come as an exhibitor, volunteer or spectator you build relationships and you make it possible for our children to inherit something special and valuable from our past. It is simple: come to the fair, perhaps join in some healthy competition or volunteer but, ultimately, spend time with each other to build memories, deepen relationships and have fun.

Steve Ross
President, 2016 - 2017
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 and the generous support of corporate sponsors. Here are the people that make this event possible:

Officers & Directors


Steve Ross

1st Vice President
Kerstin Walsh

2nd Vice President
Krista Tweedie

Paul Quinlan


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


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


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

Evan Calder
Katelyn Moore
Emma Smith
Evan Stanley
Adam Vanderhorst
Joey Walsh

Associate Directors

Jason Aggett
Shelley Aggett
Jeff Bailey
Terry Baker
Murray Baptie
Scott Baptie
Joan Barraball
Blayne Barr
Fred Begg
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: Lori Burtt and Jeanette Marshall
Past Co-Presidents: Katelyn Moore and Rosemary Davidson
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

President: Maureen Walsh
Past Presidents:
Annette Klompmaker
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

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

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

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
Allan Baker
Gordon Chamberlain
Rick Kloosterman
Harry Stanley
Bill Vanderhorst