Music Line-Up Announced for 2018 Chesterville Fair

Seen in image above: Three of the feature bands and musical acts of the Chesterville Fair and McCloskey Music Series, Cory Coons,The Bordertowne Boys, and Charlie the Kid. Zandbergen photos, Nation Valley News

McCloskey’s to Help Bring Local Music for All-Day Entertainment

CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville & District Agricultural Society (CDAS) is excited to announce the musical entertainment planned for the 2018 Chesterville Fair. Including the traditional age of majority evening dances plus a new partnership that will see local outdoor live music throughout day, this year’s fair will be a special treat for music lovers far and wide.

The CDAS and McCloskey’s are partnering for the first time to bring the McCloskey Music Series to the Chesterville Fair. The local hotel and bar, well-known for promoting live music and artists, is working closely with fair organizers to book music from local artists who will perform in the fair’s outdoor refreshment tent. The new arrangement will ensure live music throughout each day of the fair, bringing one more way fair goers can enjoy their visit. Some of local favourites include Cory Coons, Conor Veinotte (from Sons of Gord), and Charlie the Kid.

No Friday or Saturday of the Chesterville Fair would be complete without each day’s traditional capstone dances. Bordertowne Boys will return to the Fair on Friday, August 24, back by popular demand after impressing crowds on the Saturday night of the 2017 fair. The show, which follows the popular Truck Pull, will be free for anyone with an admission bracelet. The Saturday night dance will star Canada’s #1 50’s and 60’s rock and roll show, Eddy and the Stingrays and promises energetic entertainment along with solid musicianship that captures the mood and memories of the era.

While live music throughout the day will be outdoors, each of the evening dances will take place in the Chesterville Arena. The venue is not only warm and dry regardless of unpredictable end-of-August weather, it also provides washroom facilities for guests who prefer not to use a porta-potty.

“The schedule supports local bands and artists, ensures entertainment throughout the day and night, and includes something for all generations to enjoy.” says CDAS President, Carol Johnson.

The fair’s website ( will be updated with more information about this year’s musical line-up as it becomes available, plus all other details on what’s happening at the 2018 Chesterville Fair. Questions can be directed to or through the Facebook page at

About the Chesterville & District Agricultural Society

The Chesterville & District Agricultural Society is organized under the authority of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act of the Province of Ontario.  Its primary objective is to encourage awareness of agriculture and promote improvements in the quality of life for those in the Chesterville Area. The Society is best known in the community for organizing and hosting the annual Chesterville Fair. The Society is made up of a number of members throughout the community and governed by the Board of Directors, which is selected at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, held in the final quarter of each calendar year.

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