Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Annual Fall Festival in Dunvegan Ontario

Every year, I go to the Annual Fall Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, Ontario. So last Sunday (September 13), I kept up the tradition and went even though it had been a very rainy day. Despite the soggy weather I had fun! Lots of good food, music, animals, activities and people wearing pioneer costumes. I was taking a picture of the town crier when he came over and handed me his bell. My friend Mac took a picture of the town crier and me, holding the bell (I didn't want to ring it because then people would think I had something to announce!). 

The music was appropriately down-home-y and old fashioned, like the music out of the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou". These guys were really good - playing banjo, mandolin and guitar. 

There were sheep. These guys were waiting their turn....

...because there was sheep-sheering exhibition, and they were next. This guy was a pro at sheering sheep. 

Nearby there was a man giving a demonstration on rope-making. He had a special machine to do this. It was fascinating to watch. 

There were a number of roosters in cages. I missed the rooster-crowing contest, but it was nice just to see the roosters in all their glory. 

There were also chickens. 

The blacksmith was hard at work at his forge. This was a very popular exhibition. 

And finally, there was more music. The fiddler was dynamite. Altogether, a fun day and worth slogging through a few puddles to enjoy.  


Sarah said...

Great pics! Looks like a fun day.

Jamie said...


I found some images on google from the glengarry wood fair.

I am part of the committee and run the social media pages. Would it be possible to use some of your images on our sites?