2011 Olde Time Fair on the Square

It wasn’t an overly warm day, but in spite of the overcast conditions, the weather was conducive to the outdoor Olde Time Fair on the Square festivities.

Churchill Square

Churchill Square

While it may not have been as bustling as last week’s River City Round Up Kick-Off, organizers made up for it with spirit (the DJ in particular was energetic), and fire.

Retro vehicles

Retro fire and police vehicles on display


Mack loves a good fire pit

There was a whole host of activities for children, including carnival games, arts and crafts, wagon rides and the always-coveted balloon animals.

Carnival Games


Similar to last week, food vendors were also on hand to feed the hungry hoards, most of which didn’t seem to mind the slight chill. Still, we had to wonder why the City didn’t bring out the heat lamps on this occasion to keep the seating area warm, especially given they already had staff manning the fire pits.

Food Vendors


For whatever reason, the City Market had been split up in half. Some vendors were inside the heated tent located right on Churchill Square, while others were located in their usual home. Again, signage wasn’t great in pointing shoppers to City Hall, but given how busy it was inside the City Room, perhaps word of the year-round market is picking up steam after all.


Inside the City Market tent

Doef's Greenhouses

It’s hard not to be drawn to Doef’s display at City Hall

Doef's Greenhouses

Doef’s has the right to these heart-shaped cucumber moulds in Canada – expect to see these special cucumbers everywhere leading up to Valentine’s Day

Before we left, we took a picture of the Christmas tree that will be lit up at next Saturday’s event – hope to see you there!


Christmas tree

One thought on “2011 Olde Time Fair on the Square

  1. The Esso Tiger was around during the old days? Me smells the work of a time machine and corporate greed!!! 🙂

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