The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair was a great place to be, no doubt about that. The Fair had lots of great things: a petting zoo, animal shows and of course, the amazing shops.
When we got to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, we were amazed to see what was there. Everybody at
the Fair seemed pleased. While some people greeted each other, others were running around shopping. Of course, the first thing we saw were the shops. They seemed to sell practically everything – food, hats, scarves, souvenirs, toys, and even riding gear!
While browsing the stores, we had time to interview the vendors and the shoppers at the Fair.
We caught up with two shoppers outside a booth selling tack. We asked Megan and Debra Brownrig what they had bought so far.
“We bought saddle pads, a hoof pick, brushes, and stirrups,” said Debra.
It sounded like a lot of riding gear. When asked what all the gear was for, Debra told us they had bought it for Megan’s first riding lesson, which would be on her seventh birthday. We were curious as to why a six year old girl would want to ride horses.
“Riding horses is fun! My sister rides horses,” Megan said. Megan also told us she had a pony named Otise.
After thanking Debra and Megan for their time, we went to another store that sold knitted colourful purses,
clothing such as vests and hats, and finger puppets featuring animals and characters from famous stories. We helped ourselves to what we wanted first, and then took the chance to interview the vendor of the store, Silvia. She told us she has been in Canada for 30 years and had been coming to the fair for 15 years. Can you believe that? 15 years, which was half the time she lived in Canada. Silvia really liked the fair.
Next we visited a cheese stand. The vender, Grace Vanoudenaren, was very busy. There were many customers sampling and buying cheese. We could taste why she was so busy. The cheese was just delicious. There seemed to be more than a million flavours. I wish I could go back and eat some more!