Comber Fair Marks 160th Anniversary

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The Comber Fair is celebrating its 160th anniversary.

The three day event kicks off on Friday at the Comber Community Fairgrounds.

It features a parade, live stock auctions, fireworks, chainsaw carving and a demolition derby.

Comber Fair President Ian Pearce says some events and activities have changed this year.

"We got a new midway this year," says Pearce.  "We got some new pony rides.  We got fireworks Friday night.  The demo derby is still on, lots of new things to see, we're pretty excited.   

Pearce tells AM800 News the event attracts more than 10,000 people and many out of town visitors.

"We got two families coming up from Tennessee, another one coming from Peterborough," says Pearce.  "There a lot of people that come into the town, for a town this size, for the weekend it's a big deal."   

Pearce says Sunday's demolition derby is a crowd pleaser.

"We're always three to four thousand spectators for that event," says Pearce.  "It is our biggest draw I guess.  It starts at one o'clock and finishes around five-six.   

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Photo courtesy of www.comberfair.on.ca

The event includes axe throwing, antique farm equipment and a beer tent.

The Comber Agricultural Society organizes the event.