It won’t seem like September in Cochrane this year, without the fall fair.

It was set to go the weekend after Labour Day, but Cochrane Agricultural Society second vice-president Heather Brouwer says the board decided to call off the 108th annual event, amid the uncertainty about COVID-19.

However, the Ag Society is working on a smaller, different format.

“We’re hoping that we might be able to do a photo scavenger hunt and encourage people to kind of get out in their comfort zones and find things in and around Cochrane that are related to agriculture and heritage,” says Brouwer.

“And we’re also hoping to create a kind of country harvest competition where we’re going to encourage people to make kind of front yard displays that promote agriculture.”

Still going ahead is the quilt block competition.  And the president’s choice cake competition has been moved to a fundraising yard sale on July 25th.

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