Just as Country Music Week is underway in London, the Western Fair also kicks off Friday.
The annual attraction, which brings in hundreds of thousands of guests, runs from September 9th to the 18th. Gates open Friday at 3 p.m.
There will be almost 60 rides at this year’s midway to suit thrill-seekers’ fancy, including plenty of new rides to go along with old classics.
“We have something called the Niagara Falls Flume ride, which is a water rollercoaster. I would highly recommend that, somthing the whole family can ride,” said Fair Manager Kris Dinel.
“For the extreme riders out there, I’d say it’s Mach 3 would be the one to look for. It’s a large pendulum type ride that moves at extremely high speeds.”
The usual deep-fried treats will be available at the fair, as well as some new local offerings this year.
“We have a new area this year, it’s called the I Love Local area, and we have just a fantastic menu that all of the ingredients have been sourced locally, from local farmers and producers, and there’s some mouth-watering meals on that menu,” said Dinel.
The Western Fair will be closed Monday and Tuesday for school tours and agriculture programming, but will open early on Saturday and Sunday.
Admission ranges from $5 to $15, while a ride pass is $40.
For more information, visit the Western Fair website.