It's a throwback to the olden days, when food was fresh and natural and fun was measured in the smiles on kids' faces.
This is the goal of the Brackendale Fall Fair, now in its tenth year of providing "a good neighbourhood fair" to the 2,000 people who visit the site of the Brackendale Farmer's Institute each year.
"We want people to experience the park and realize what a jewel we have here with the Brackendale Farmers' Institute - a 40-acre walk-in park," said Fall Fair "Reeve" Thor Froslev.
The Fall Fair features an abundance of fresh, local produce and a wide variety of natural products and art from more than 50 local vendors. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday (Aug. 28), the site will be packed with every imaginable home-grown, home-baked, and homemade item, each with its own unique flavour.
For the kids, who always enjoy the good times to be had a the event, there are a number of different activities. The ever-popular zucchini races and needle in the haystack will be back, and there will be live animals galore to pet and play with.
Visitors will be able to tour the site by taking a hayride, and will be entertained by a number of local musicians and live performers.
"Every year, people come here and have a blast," said Froslev. "It's a really fun, family event. People can come and visit and socialize and just have an old-fashioned good time."
This year a knight in shining armour can be seen galloping around the grounds, which are situated directly behind the Brackendale Art Gallery, on the east side of the train tracks. Some folks will be dressed in traditional old-time costumes and attire, and historians will be present to tell of old Brackendale tales and how the community used to be.
"It's a tradition," said Froslev. "Two thousand people can't be wrong."