Darrelyn Hubley is thrilled with the way things went during this year’s Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition.
Hubley, general manager of the NSPE complex, reported almost 20,500 visitors attended the exhibition, and with exhibitors added to the numbers, there were about 32,000 people on the grounds during the event.
“It was a fantastic year,” she said. “Mother Nature was on our side; we couldn’t have asked for better weather.
“There’s been so much positive feedback from vendors and other exhibitors, it was well worth all the effort.”
Staff will meet with committees in September to do a wrap up and begin planning for next year.
“We’re working hard to get ready for the Colchester Highland Games, which will be held Sept. 8 and 9, now. We’re looking forward to hosting that.”
Plans are also underway for a new barn on the grounds. Stalls and cattle ties that were originally on the Atlantic Winter Fair grounds have been purchased, and Hubley hopes the new barn will be complete before next year’s exhibition. It’s estimated there will be material for more than 100 box stalls, about 40 straights stalls, and as many as 200 cattle ties. Plans are for the barn to be built on the site where the old blue barns were located, across from the 4-H barn.