A sunny Sunday afternoon in Vankleek Hill as dozens upon dozens of tractors rolled along the village streets to celebrate the community’s farming heritage. The August 16 event was part of a small-scale celebration in place of the annual Vankleek Hill Fair, which was cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A sunny Sunday afternoon in Vankleek Hill as dozens upon dozens of tractors rolled along the village streets to celebrate the community’s farming heritage. The August 16 event was part of a small-scale celebration in place of the annual Vankleek Hill Fair, which was cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tractors take over the streets

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
Tractors took over the streets of Vankleek Hill on Sunday afternoon.

The annual Vankleek Hill Fair became one of casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Vankleek Hill Fair Society was forced to cancel the popular celebration of the farming heritage for the Champlain Township area.

A sunny Sunday afternoon in Vankleek Hill as dozens upon dozens of tractors rolled along the village streets to celebrate the community’s farming heritage. The August 16 event was part of a small-scale celebration in place of the annual Vankleek Hill Fair, which was cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But fair organizers still wanted to commemorate the local agricultural sector, so they organized a smaller-scale festive event that included a colouring contest for children, and a Sunday afternoon tractor parade.

Dozens of tractors rolled out from the Vankleek Hill Fair grounds just after 1 p.m. and made their way through the village. Tractors of all makes, models, and sizes dominated Main Street on their way back to the fair grounds.

The fair society is now occupied with planning for next year and the triumphant return of the annual Vankleek Hill Fair in 2021.

A sunny Sunday afternoon in Vankleek Hill as dozens upon dozens of tractors rolled along the village streets to celebrate the community’s farming heritage. The August 16 event was part of a small-scale celebration in place of the annual Vankleek Hill Fair, which was cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.