150th LOMBARDY FAIR OPEN HOUSE, March 20 – OPEN HOUSE 1-4 p.m. at Lombardy Agricultural Hall. See the Memorabilia the Lombardy Agricultural Society has collected over the past 150 years.
The Lombardy and Smiths Falls area has seen many changes in the last 150 years, but their pride in their agricultural roots has remained strong thanks to the efforts of volunteers who have brought us the Lombardy Fair every year since 1866.
“We hope that we can invite all the past presidents and sectaries and past ladies presidents to the fair and to the special events that are going on,”
Just as one project strives to create new memories, a planned open house for the afternoon of Sunday, March 20 at the agricultural society hall on Highway 15. The drop in event will welcome the public out to see much of the memorabilia the society has collected in their 150-year history including scrap books, pictures, trophies and fair books dating back to 1918. There is little available prior to this date as the agricultural society suffered a fire where they stored their artifacts.
At 150 years old, the fair is officially one year older than Canada, however the Lombardy Fair can trace its roots back even further than 1866. Hicks said prior to this date Lombardy and Kitley would alternate hosting a country fair. This faded out and was replaced with the permanent Lombardy Fair we have come to enjoy.
Sunday March 20 | 1-4 p.m
Location event :
at Lombardy Agricultural Hall