Public input sought on Chesterville Fair; unclaimed prize draw numbers announced

Visitors from the Puenter farm turned out at the Chesterville Fair on Sunday and tried out the Scrambler: Andy Puenter (in rear cab) with daughters Rachel, 11 and Fabienne, 14 (in front cab) and Swiss guest exchange worker Roger Walher, 23 (front, left). Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE —The Chesterville & District Agricultural Society is inviting the community to submit feedback on the recent 85th annual Chesterville Fair.

Organizers are looking to determine what worked, and what did not, at the Aug. 26-28 fair. Final numbers are not yet known, but attendance at the 2016 fair “was down slightly compared to last year,” according to Society President Tina Asselin, who attributed the dip “partially to the extreme heat.”

Asselin asks that feedback, if negative, be constructive and respectful. “I’m sure we didn’t please everyone, despite our efforts, but if someone says, for example,’it was a terrible fair,’ we would like them to expand a bit and tell us why,” says Asselin.

The Society has already had some discussions with fairgoers, and in preparation for next year’s edition “we thought it would be helpful to us … to actively seek input from the community,” says the president in a Society press release. “After all, it’s their fair.”

Feedback may be sent to either or “If we receive feedback on something out of our control (midway rides or demolition derby rules, for example), we will collect and relay that feedback to the appropriate people,” she says.

Unclaimed draw prizes

On Sunday afternoon, fair organizers drew tickets for several prizes donated by community partners.

If you have a winning ticket, please contact the Society ( to claim your prize. Any prizes unclaimed by Oct. 31, 2016 will be recycled to next year.

The unclaimed winning numbers are as follows:

0230051 – Childs outdoor chair (Blue)

0230062 – Inflatable Pool Toys

0230066 – 4 tickets to Spooky Wagon Ride

0229850 – Milano’s $25 Gift Certificate

0230267 – Milano’s $25 Gift Certificate

0230207 – Milano’s $25 Gift Certificate

0229956 – Milano’s $25 Gift Certificate

0229860 – Cloverdale Links 2 for 1 golf

0229934 – 2 x $25 gift certificates – Precision Diesel

0229973 – 10% off Dundas Performance

0229963 – 1 Yr Subscription – Winchester Press

0230060 – 12 x 12 Screened Tent from Winchester BMR

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