Harvest Memories At The Ramona Hall Agricultural Society

By Liz Gow

Whether you’ve been in the Washago area for a long time, a little while, or are just new, we hope that you’ve heard about us at the Ramona Hall Agricultural Society.

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We are a not for profit organization and a member of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS). Located at 2212 Fairgrounds Rd, Washago, which is just outside of Washago, off of Hwy 169, in Ramara Township.

Our hall and fairgrounds have hosted a variety of different events/functions over the past decades.
One of our main events is the Fall Fair which has been taking place since 1890. It is held on the third weekend of September and involves a horseshoe tournament on the Friday evening, followed by a full day of activities on the Saturday. Agricultural competitions take place, with a barn in the back for livestock, and the hall houses the balance of the exhibits, for both judging and display. Fall Fair books, to explain all categories, can be viewed on our website. Fun activities and delicious food are available throughout the day and finishes with a Light and Heavy Horse pull competition.

Our second major event is Winterfest, typically held on the Saturday of Family Day long weekend in February. There is a Poker Run, held on a five km groomed trail near the Ramona Hall, where you can walk, snowshoe or cross country ski. Inside the hall there is a Euchre Tournament. Prizes are awarded for both. Also inside the hall there is a Silent Auction and delicious food.

Additionally, we have a Fall Bazaar and a Christmas Market, where lots of goodies, crafts and great food are available. Santa is also known to pop in at the latter. Occasionally we make our fairgrounds available for a Community Yard Sale.

Ongoing throughout the year, we have organized dinners, such as our delicious Fish & Chips, and our hall is available for various private functions.

We enjoy being a vital part of the community and rely heavily on volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about us, check out our website; www.ramonahall.ca or email us at info.ramonahall@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Fall Fair on September 15 & 16!