Huge thank you to the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands for a grant to help pay for children’s activities at this year’s Turkey Fair! Because of this grant, we’ll have a climbing wall and kids’ slide.
Hello Turkey Fair fans! The committee wants to let you know that we are actively planning the next Lyndhurst Turkey Fair which will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2022. It may look a little different, but the small town welcoming atmosphere will be the same. Stay tuned for updates! We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the 2021 Turkey Sculpture Contest Winners!
1st: $100 – 116 Ford St.
2nd: $50 – 399 Sweet’s Corners Rd.
3rd: $25 – 184 Sweet’s Corners Rd.
Thanks to all participants and to our judges. See at the 2022 Turkey Fair!
Let’s celebrate the wonderful memories of 25+ years of Turkey Fairs and look forward to a banner Fair in 2022!
Cash prizes to be won along with the admiration of your local villagers.
- Turkeys can be made of any material. Upcycling and creativity are encouraged!
- Turkeys must be visible from the road and on display by Sept 12. *Turkeys within a 10km drive of downtown Lyndhurst are eligible for judging.
- Register your entry by calling 613.928.1196 or message our facebook page @TurkeyFair.
- Need a little help? Wood turkey heads can be purchased for a $10 donation. Available at The Green Gecko – call for info 613.928.1196.
- Winners will be announced on the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair Facebook and Website on Sat Sept 18.
- Any questions please call: 613.928.1196 or message our facebook page @TurkeyFair.
To complete your entry into the Turkey Sculpture Contest please provide:
- Any special directions or instructions for viewing.
Recognizing the uncertainty around events and gatherings in Ontario in 2021, the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair Committee regrets to announce the decision to cancel the 2021 Lyndhurst Turkey Fair. The annual event will be missed by many and the committee looks forward to a revived event in 2022. In an effort to keep the spirit of the Turkey Fair alive, the volunteer group will be working on creative ways to celebrate our local community in Sept 2021. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates. If you have any ideas or suggestions please send us a message through our facebook page or website.
Come to Lyndhurst today to get your quilt and 50/50 tickets! The draw is at 4:30 pm today. We have a booth set up in front of the library where you can see the quilt on display and get your tickets. Check out the sidewalk sales at our local businesses, too!
2020 Lyndhurst Turkey Fair Cancelled
Although choosing to skip a year of the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair was a difficult decision for the organizing committee, putting the health and safety of the community first was not. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many events to evaluate whether they will be able to run this year. The Turkey Fair committee has made this decision now in order to make everyone aware and so that all deposits and payments can be returned. The group feels it is a necessary safety measure for all concerned, including vendors, participants, attending public, volunteers and committee members.
Vendors who have prepaid will be contacted and reimbursed.
“Of course we are very disappointed not to have a Lyndhurst Turkey Fair this year, but the Fair has always been about community and so we know, at this time, we have to put the safety of all involved first,” said Mary Jo Sibbald, Chair of the organizing committee.
Never to be ones to sit around, the committee will continue to raise funds in anticipation of the 2021 Turkey Fair, which they plan to make an extra special celebration. Tickets for the gorgeous Turkey Fair quilt, hand-made by local guild The Stone Bridge Quilters, are available for purchase. As well, the 50-50 draw will still take place. Anyone can purchase tickets by emailing TurkeyFairRaffles@gmail.com. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
“We will continue to sell tickets to the raffles as we are obliged by OLG to hold the draw on the original date. We hope that many will still buy tickets as it’s important that we continue to raise money in order to fund the Fair in 2021. Our goal is to always keep the Fair a FREE Day of Family Fun” said Terri Dawson, committee member. “Last year’s 50-50 draw winner received $1542. Maybe the pot won’t be quite as big this year, but every bit counts.” She also notes that despite canceling the Fair, there are ongoing expenses, such as insurance and incorporation costs, that must be paid and that the Fair has always worked on a shoe-string budget. Draw dates for both raffles are Sat. Sept. 19, 2020.
The committee sends out a sincere wish for the health of everyone who works hard to make the Fair a success year after year, as well as those who attend. The group looks forward to seeing everyone at the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair in 2021. “The committee is fully committed to making 2021 a banner year for the Fair,” noted Sibbald.
For further information or to contact the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair committee please visit www.turkeyfair.com or our facebook page @turkeyfair
The Lyndhurst Turkey Fair committee wishes to send out many thanks to all for such a great day! We had incredible weather this year! We hope you all enjoyed the day and took home good memories of your time at the fair. We appreciate all your feedback and please know that all comments and messages are being compiled for presentation to the committee. Your opinion matters to us and we make changes each year to try to improve the fair.
Thanks to all of our volunteers! Without so many coming together throughout the year and on the day, the Turkey Fair would not be possible. You’ve all created something wonderful!
Thanks to all of our donors, also without whom the fair wouldn’t be what it is. Whether it’s monetary donations, discounted rates, or items for the silent auction and prizes, we greatly appreciate the generosity that is show to our fair by local residents, businesses and artisans.
To our local villagers and businesses – your openness to sharing your property for fair events and the way you decorate and promote and take part in the fair shows our patrons what an incredible place this is to live. Thank you for your huge part in this day.
And to our fairgoers – we’re so grateful to have you all travel to our little village and enjoy all that we have to offer! It’s great to see people experiencing and enjoying this amazing place and we hope you’ll come back throughout the year!
See you next year on Saturday, Sept 19, 2020 for the 27th Turkey Fair!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21 and be sure to head to Lyndhurst for a free day of family fun! We have many of our fairgoer favourites this year, such as the Voyageur canoe rides, car show and craft market as well as some new features. A new music venue can be found on the Main Street and the Zoo Crew will have animals to see and learn about. Hope to see you in beautiful Lyndhurst!
The Turkey Fair committee is going to be meeting this week to begin planning the 2019 fair which will take place on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019. If you’re a vendor who would like information on being part of the Craft Fair, please visit the Craft Fair page on our website. We hope to have some new events to offer this year and look forward to seeing you all on this Free Day of Family Fun!