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Brigden Fair marks triumphant return

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Journal staff

Lambton County’s largest fall fair makes its triumphant return this weekend — and it could be the biggest yet.

“We’re expecting big numbers and we’re prepared for that,” said Julie Maw of the Brigden Fair, underway this weekend after a two-year hiatus. “Everyone is just overjoyed to be back — the volunteers, the patrons — the excitement is everywhere.”

Maw and her family are among the hundreds of volunteers who work year-round to stage the four-day event, a longstanding popular Thanksgiving weekend tradition.

“There are many new events this year,” she added. “And we’ve changed the layout, so it’s easier for families to move about.”

The fair officially opened Friday, with exhibit buildings, entertainment, and the Southwest Ontario Tractor Pullers Association & Good Times Truck Pullers ‘Truck & Tractor Pull’ at 7 p.m.

Other events include the parade at 12 noon Saturday, ProRider Freestyle MX Shows, lawnmower races, helicopter rides, midway, and more.

For a full schedule of events and ticket information, visit

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