Arnprior Fair brings back special needs day

ARNPRIOR – Arnprior Fair organizers are making sure absolutely everyone can enjoy the fair this year.

The Arnprior Fair has announced the return of Special Needs Day. The second annual Special Needs Day will be Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Special Needs Day provides a low sensory midway experience, where the midway ride’s lights and sounds are turned off. A helping hand is given to get people on to the rides if it is required and people are given the time they may need.

Lunch is provided at Special Needs Day as well.

If you or someone you care for has a special need and would like to participate in the low sensory midway event, please email Amanda Deschamps and Sue Clark at to request a registration form.

This year marks a new location for the fair as well.

“The Arnprior Agricultural Society is in a rebuild-rebrand mode,” fair board President Brad Runtz said.  “Since the early 1860s, the Arnprior Agricultural Society called 10 Galvin Street home. Given the circumstances that we faced in the last couple years, we regretfully had no other choice but to sell the property. It was not an easy decision to make. It has been a very stressful time for our board of directors. I personally want to thank each and everyone who have contributed their time to making this possible.”

The 2019 fair will be held at the end of VanDusen Drive in Arnprior.

“Now that the property has been secured, we now have to work extra hard to get to planning the fair and events,” Runtz said. “I can tell you that we will be offering the pay one price admission again this year. There will also be parking on the property for approximately 200 vehicles. Thank you for your patience and I hope to see everyone at the new location.”

The fair runs from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11 and for more information visit their website here.