It’s a busy, wonderful time of year at VG Meats. Thanksgiving is less than a week today, and before you know it, the Christmas season will be upon us. Weren’t we just talking about summer BBQ ideas?! It’s crazy how time flies. But before we get to Thanksgiving, the VG Meats team gets to take place in an annual tradition that means a lot to our farm and our family: the Norfolk County Fair.
This year marks the 177th edition of the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show. It’s hard to say exactly how many years VG has been at the fair - we’re talking decades! - so let’s just say it’s at least as long as the four brothers have been alive, and then some. The tradition runs way back, and we love being a part of this amazing community event. As kids, we’d spend hours checking out activities like the tractor pull and carnival rides, eating delicious food and visiting baby animals in the petting barn. The demolition derby has always been a good time, and in recent years, live music has become a fantastic element of the fair. Our parents and grandparents took us every single year, working hard and having a great time. Now that we’re grown, we still spend hours exploring the grounds, eating good food and having fun - but now, we have our own kids in tow!
Our Big Beef Truck will be back in action starting today - be sure to come check us out! We’re offering a ton of VG Meats favourites, including our Big Beef Steak Sandwich with sauteed mushrooms and onions. It’s served with cheese and a garlic herb aioli that’s as delicious as it sounds. There’s also our Big Beef Bacon Cheeseburger, Big Beef Hotdog, Smoked Beef Brisket and more...think fried chicken, poutine, and tasty sides like coleslaw. If your mouth isn’t watering right now, you haven’t tasted our food yet. Get over there and try some!
If you’re heading to the fair this week or over Thanksgiving weekend, here are a few highlights to check out:
The Midway: Because everyone loves to win a prize for that special someone.
The Demolition Derby: It’s loud, it’s crazy, and it’s always a good time. Cow
Milking and Sheep Shearing: Happening on Tuesday, Thursday and the weekend, this agricultural demonstration is fun for the whole family.
Flavourfest Indoor Farmer’s Market: Shop local, right at the fair!
Barrell Racing: Be there at 1pm on Saturday afternoon at the Tim Horton’s Paddock.
Kids World: Open all weekend, check out the tent at the bandshell starting at 11am daily.
If you’ve got a favourite Norfolk County Fair activity, let us know in the comments. Remember, we’re there every day from now until Thanksgiving Monday - find us at the Big Beef Truck and ask how you can win a VG Meats gift card by sharing your meal on Twitter! Thanks for reading - we’ll see you on the midway.