The Norwood Fall Fair

Thanksgiving Weekend -  October 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Celebrating our 150th year
"Proud of the Past, Poised for the Future"

President's Message

“Coney Island Red Hots Coney Island Red Hots; they tickle you teeth, they curl your hair, they make you feel like a millionaire.” I am not sure how many people are alive today that can remember this little jingle that use to echo across the midway at the Norwood Fair. It may not be obvious, but this enticing refrain was bellowed over the crowds by a fair vendor to attract customers to their hot dog stand. Regrettably, I never heard this rhyme in person; it was a saying that my grandfather use to recite every time hot dogs were on the menu at the family meal. It was something that he had heard in person as a young boy at the fair. My grandfather passed away nearly 20 years ago but remembering him smiling as he would share this tune with family and friends brings back heartwarming memories for me too. It’s clear that it left an impression on him and he left one on me.

My grandfather’s memory is only one of an immeasurable number of memories throughout the years that have kept people coming back to the Norwood Fair as exhibitors, spectators, and volunteers. These countless experiences and traditions, whether exhibiting livestock, participating in the school fair, or volunteering, have brought my family back for many generations. I am the third person in my family to hold the honour of being president of the Norwood Agricultural Society. Many things have changed over the generations. Dad and Grandpa were full time farmers. I, on the other hand, still live on the farm and have some hobby farm projects, but, like many others of my generation who were raised on farms, I have a full time job not related to agriculture. Techniques of farming continue to modernize and terms like “sustainable farming” are now increasingly popular.

The Norwood Agricultural Society continues to be diligent in protecting the traditions of the Norwood Fair. One of the main goals of sustainability is resiliency. The strength to rise and flourish through difficult times should be something for which we all strive. We were fortunate to have had fair stewards that have steered our ship through uncertain waters. With this hard work, careful planning and a feeling of family, the fair has shown that it has been resilient for 149 years. I am one of hundreds of current stewards of the fair and think we owe a debt to the past generations for developing the Norwood Fair to what it is today. I wish I had known stewards from the past, but a part of me feels I do know them.

Just like Sarah McInnis sings: “I wish I knew these hard working men, in my blood and bones is where I carry them”. We have something special in the Norwood Fair, but it is hard to put your finger on what exactly it is. We are so fortunate to have this tradition in our community and we should never take it for granted. I welcome you to join us on Thanksgiving Weekend to experience the fair. Please let me know what makes it so special for you. You can support the fair by exhibiting; the displays and agricultural competitions are spectacles that educate many in the crowd, not from rural backgrounds. By visiting the fair and sharing your memories, you are ensuring that this special feeling is passed on. By attending /participating in the Norwood Fair you are sustaining it for EVERYONE’S children, grandchildren, and their grandchildren; this is how we pay our debt to the generations that came before us.

“Coney Island Red Hots”, “Coney Island Red Hots”, they tickle your teeth, they curl your hair, they make you feel like a millionaire.

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. 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
Carl Heffernan
Theodore McCracken
Gordon Stewart
J.J. (Jack) Stewart