Fall-time fair at the Falls

The Pontiac Country Fair took over the Luskville Falls last weekend, celebrating the fall backdrop with a farmers’ market, horse challenges, arts and crafts, and much more. Pictured, Lucas Fernandez Thomas leads his horse in a short race, ahead of the musical obstacle challenges Saturday afternoon.
Pictured, Gabrielle McNulty leads her horse in the short-distance race. The horse’s performance proved much better in the walking backwards race Saturday morning.
The fair is meant to promote local vendors while encouraging families to explore the beauty of the Luskville Falls’ hiking trail. Pictured, Emma Piché leads her horse in a jump over a small barrier.
Pictured, Sidne Benoit encourages her horse to gently cross the mattress, one of the harder challenges of the course.
The weekend saw John Egan himself join the fun, educating guests on his contributions to the area before his passing in 1857. Pictured, Egan wants you to vote for him when the Pontiac becomes its own riding in 1854.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
LUSKVILLE Oct. 6-8, 2018
Locals and guests to Luskville had the unique opportunity to hit some hiking trails before shopping till they dropped this weekend, as the Pontiac Country Fair returned for its fifth iteration.
Running Saturday through Monday, from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day, vendors, artists, horse trainers, plus at least one long-dead politician and lumber baron, could be found at the Luskville Falls, with plenty more for the whole family to enjoy.
“It’s a way to celebrate the fall colours, in partnership with the Municipality of Pontiac and the National Capital Commission (NCC),” said Emilie Chazelas, event organizer for the municipality.

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