Every year, on the third Saturday in September, Lyndhurst’s population of roughly 300 residents swells to a bustling crowd of up to 5000. People come from near and far to enjoy the annual Lyndhurst Turkey Fair. Run by local volunteers, the event is reminiscent of a time when farmers would gather in the village to show and sell their finest poultry. After a day of selling, the farmers would make arrangements to ship the birds as far away as Montreal and Toronto from the Lyndhurst train station. That evening, there would be a dance and celebration. The market drew a crowd then, and the tradition continues today as people meander through the village streets during the fair, enjoying a number of events.
The free day of fun goes from 10 am to 4:30 pm and includes:
- a quilt show & quilt raffle
- antique cars
- a craft & vendor fair
- a silent auction
- free Voyageur canoe rides
- live entertainment
- several prize draws
The fair abounds with free activities for children such as
- petting zoo
- pony rides
- face & hair painting
- a reptile show
- loads more!
The proceeds from the Turkey Fair are given back to local charities and communities.
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Coming from the Peterborough Area I have attended this Fair since 2009 and it has got better EVERY single year. It is without question, THE BEST Fair I have ever attended both with Entertainment, Vendors and just an “all around” great time. My hat is off to ALL involved with this event and I truly look forward to it being “The Event” of September. See you next week 🙂
Wow, Chris! On behalf of the Turkey Fair committee and all the volunteers, we thank you for such a glowing review. That’s what makes it all worthwhile!
This year it falls on my weekend to work…….I booked it off!!!! We’ll be there!!! wouldn’t miss it for the world!!
That’s so nice to hear! It’ll be a great day!
What are the hours??
Hi there – the fair officially begins at 10 and and ends at 5 pm. Check out the 2014 Program page for details on all events and activities.
Hello, I’m a volunteer with Agricultural Education Day at the Kingston Fall Fair, and the turkey happens to be our theme this year. We’ll be hosting over 500 grade 1-6 students on Friday, September 14th and teaching them about their agricultural heritage. Would you be interested in bringing a turkey or turkey-related information to display on that day? I know it’s the day before your big celebration, but would be thrilled if you might be able to find some time to join us. (The students are with us from 10:00 – 4:00.)
Hi Mary, thanks for this great offer! I’ll pass it along to our chair and get back to you. It’s true, the day before is pretty hectic in the village, but you never know.
We’re having a meeting this week and will bring it up. If no one is available, we can provide information on where you might be able to get turkeys.