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The Russell Fair is a wonderful 4-day event that celebrates its community’s agricultural heritage while providing a diverse array of family entertainment. Enjoy a pleasant country drive to our slice of rural heaven as we welcome you to take in all that we have to offer.  Not only are we proud to bring the Russell Fair to fruition each year, we also bring together 500 women for our annual Ladies Night fundraiser, we work with our local Lions Club to celebrate Canada Day and we also host our annual curling bonspiel to raise funds that go towards improving our facilities.

Russell fair

Russell Fair

Harvesting excitement is what we do best every September since 1858 in the pleasant rural village of Russell where the tradition of agricultural and homecraft exhibits is complemented by Robertson Amusements, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby and daily live entertainment for young and the young at heart.  Come join us! We’re only minutes on the 417 east of Ottawa. learn more…

RAS Truck Raffle

The Russell Agricultural Society is excited to announce a Raffle of a brand new black Chevrolet Silverado 4 by 4 and (3) $1,000 cash bonus prizes! Only 1,000 Tickets to be sold!! Tickets are available for purchase at $100.00 each; Draw to take place on the Russell Fair Grounds, Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. Learn More…

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Ladies Night

“Spread the wealth!” we say, because every year we raise thousands of dollars for a different worthy cause. It’s an event that women from far and wide look forward to attending because, without a doubt, they always enjoy a night to remember.  learn more…

Canada day celebration at the russell fair grounds

Canada Day

This is our opportunity to give back to the community that supports us with their patronage, volunteer hours and sponsorship. We join forces with the Russell Lions Club to bring about a fun-filled day for the entire family with, of course, the best fireworks around for miles.  learn more…

Bonspiel

RAS Bonspiel

Every March you can look forward to our Curling Bonspiel.  Register for this event early as it fills up quickly. It’s no wonder – the camaraderie is exceptional, the fun is unbelievable and the meals are amazing! learn more…

 

 

 

Sep 10, 2015

 

Midway

September 10, 2015 from 5pm to 10pm
Midway #12
Robertson Amusements
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TONIGHT IS TOONIE NIGHT FOR THE RIDES. http://www.robertsonamusements.biz
 

Stock Truck Pull

September 10, 2015 at 7pm
Track #8
Truck Pull
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watch your neighbours and friends wage war on each other to see who has the right stuff to make the pull to the end of the track
 

The Flying Trapeze Show

September 10, 2015 from 7pm to 7:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Flying Trapeze Show
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Breathtaking demonstrations of athletic beauty in the air

Sep 11, 2015

 

Education Fair

September 11, 2015 from 9am to 3pm
Arena #1, #4,#5
Today's Farms; Today's Technology
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hosting more than 1,000 children, this day provides lots of education about agriculture in our community.
 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 11, 2015 from 10am to 10:30am
Horse Ring #6
Extensive Bird collection and education
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Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!

 

Sheep Herding Demonstration

September 11, 2015 at 11am
Horse Ring #6
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Sheep Herding demostration

September 11, 2015 at 1:30pm
Horse Ring #6
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Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 11, 2015 at 2pm
Horse Ring #6
Extensive Bird collection and education
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Midway

September 11, 2015 from 3pm to 11pm
Midway #12
Robertson's Amusements are back
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 $25 BRACELETS RIDE ALL DAY FOR TODAY ONLY! http://www.robertsonamusements.biz
 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 11, 2015 at 6:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Extensive Bird collection and education
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The Flying Trapeze Show

September 11, 2015 from 7pm to 7:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Trapeze Show
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Come out to see extraordinary athletic feats while flying through the air

Sep 12, 2015

 

Magical Marvin

September 12, 2015 from 10am to 11am
Tent #4
Magical Marvin
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Magical Marvin is a local entertainer who has performed thousands of magic shows in the Ottawa area since 1998.  His shows are crammed full of great tricks, stunning magic and outrageous humour! Audience participation is a big part of getting everyone involved. Magical Marvin’s shows are tailored to kids of all ages! (http://www.magicalmarvin.ca)

 

 

Amateur Talent Contest

September 12, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Arena #1
Talent contest
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Come out and check out some local talent

Rules

a) Competition will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the arena.

b) Duration of performance will last between 3 and 4 minutes.
c) Due to time constraints the number of entries accepted may be limited.
d) Deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
e) Talent will be accepted in the following areas – vocal, instrumental, dance and variety.
f) If there are 4 entries or less in any class, age groups may be combined.
g) Go online to enter by visiting www.russellfair.com
h) Submit a short biography (in comment box) with your Registration Form.
i) First place winners from previous years will not be permitted to register or compete.

CLASSES

a) Group 1 – 12 years of age and under.
Prizes: 1st – $175; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
b) Group 2 – 13 to 25 years of age.
Prizes: 1st – $350; 2nd – $200; 3rd – $125

 

Children's Face Painting

September 12, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
Round Barn #5
Face Painting
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Student Volunteers will face childrens faces
 

Midway

September 12, 2015 from 10am to 11am
Midway #12
Robertson Amusements
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After a great review from 2014. Robertson Amusements are back.

http://www.robertsonamusements.biz

 

Monalea Petting Zoo

September 12, 2015 from 10am to 6pm
South Ball Diamond #9
Petting Zoo
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Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
 

Clarol The Clown

September 12, 2015 from 11am to 12pm
Tent #4
Clarol the Clown
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Clarol the Clown is an award winning clown who has performed on stage and in the streets of Canada, the USA, Mexico and Central America, but she is no clown off the street. Her goofy, bubbly, energetic, and endearingly cute character transcends time and age. 
 

4-H Junior Cattle Show

September 12, 2015 from 11am to 1pm
Tent #2
4-H Junior Cattle Show
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see young people working to show how they have trained and raised a calf for the summer.
 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 12, 2015 from 11am to 11:30am
North Ball Diamond #11
Canadian Raptor Conservancy
► more

 Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!

 

The Magic of Michael Bourada

September 12, 2015 from 12pm to 12:45pm
Tent #4
Magician-Illusionist
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 Michael Bourada is full-time professional magician in Ottawa, performs over 200 shows annually and has over 17 years of experience; he's undeniably become the premier choice among Ottawa Magicians.

 

The Flying Trapeze Show

September 12, 2015 from 12:30pm to 1pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Trapeze Show
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Magical Marvin

September 12, 2015 from 1pm to 1:45pm
Tent #4
Magical Marvin
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Magical Marvin is a local entertainer who has performed thousands of magic shows in the Ottawa area since 1998.  His shows are crammed full of great tricks, stunning magic and outrageous humour! Audience participation is a big part of getting everyone involved. Magical Marvin’s shows are tailored to kids of all ages!  (http://www.magicalmarvin.ca)

 

 

Sheep Herding Demonstration

September 12, 2015 from 1:15pm to 1:45pm
North Ball Diamond #11
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 Ever want to see how a sheep dog is able to move sheep around. Come out and watch this very entertaining demonstration.

 

 

Clarol The Clown

September 12, 2015 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Tent #4
Clown
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 Clarol the Clown is an award winning clown who has performed on stage and in the streets of Canada, the USA, Mexico and Central America, but she is no clown off the street. Her goofy, bubbly, energetic, and endearingly cute character transcends time and age. 

 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 12, 2015 from 2pm to 2:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Bird Show and descriptive show
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Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!

 

 

The Magic of Michael Bourada

September 12, 2015 from 3pm to 3:45pm
Tent #4
Magician/Illusionist
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Michael Bourada is full-time professional magician in Ottawa, performs over 200 shows annually and has over 17 years of experience; he's undeniably become the premier choice among Ottawa Magicians.

 

 

The Flying Trapeze Show

September 12, 2015 from 3:30pm to 4pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Flying Trapeze Show
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Sheep Herding Demonstration

September 12, 2015 at 4pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Sheep Herding Demonstration with dogs
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 Ever wanted to see how a dog can keep the sheep in line. Now is the time to find out.

 

http://www.eweniquebordercollies.com/

 

The Amazing Race

September 12, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Refreshment Area #10
Amazing Race
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4th Round, come out and see who will be eliminated in this leg of the race
 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 12, 2015 at 6pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Extensive Bird collection and education
► more
Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!
 

Power Wheels Kids Demolation Derby

September 12, 2015 at 6:30pm
Track #8
"mini derby" for Kids ages 4-8
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First time ever at the Russell Fair, register and bring your eclectic Power cars to the Fair on Saturday, night, just like the big guys

 

Flying Trapeze Show

September 12, 2015 from 6:30pm to 7pm
North Ball Diamond #11
trapeze show
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Watch some high flying entertainment
 

Demolition Derby

September 12, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Track #8
Demo Derby
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Come out and cheer on the local favourites to see who can survive to the end smashing into each others vehicles. http://www.ontariodemoderby.com

Sep 13, 2015

 

Giant Tiger Pancake Breakfast

September 13, 2015 from 9am to 11am
Arena #1
Pancake Breakfast
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Served by the Russell Knights of Columbus and thanks to the generous support of Giant Tiger - Embrun. All patrons with a PAID gate admission will receive a ticket for a pancake breakfast. While supplies last.
 

Agricultural Education Exhibits

September 13, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm
Round Barn #5
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Educational Displays
 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 13, 2015 from 10am to 10:30am
North Ball Diamond #11
Birds & Prey show
► more
 

Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!

 

Clarol The Clown

September 13, 2015 from 10am to 10:45am
Tent #4
Clarol the Clown
► more
Clarol the Clown is an award winning clown who has performed on stage and in the streets of Canada, the USA, Mexico and Central America, but she is no clown off the street. Her goofy, bubbly, energetic, and endearingly cute character transcends time and age. 
 

Monalea Petting Zoo

September 13, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
South Ball Diamond #9
Petting Zoo
► more
Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
 

The Magic of Michael Bourada

September 13, 2015 from 11am to 11:30am
Tent #4
Magician - Illusionist
► more

 Michael Bourada is full-time professional magician in Ottawa, performs over 200 shows annually and has over 17 years of experience; he's undeniably become the premier choice among Ottawa Magicians.

 

Midway

September 13, 2015 from 11am to 6pm
Midway #12
Robertson Amusements
► more
 

The Flying Trapeze Show

September 13, 2015 from 11am to 11:30am
North Ball Diamond #11
The Flying Trapeze Show
► more

Come see some dare devil moves on the high wire

 

Magical Marvin

September 13, 2015 from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Tent #4
Magical Marvin
► more

Magical Marvin is a local entertainer who has performed thousands of magic shows in the Ottawa area since 1998.  His shows are crammed full of great tricks, stunning magic and outrageous humour! Audience participation is a big part of getting everyone involved. Magical Marvin’s shows are tailored to kids of all ages!  (http://www.magicalmarvin.ca)

 

 

Sheep Herding Demonstration

September 13, 2015 from 12pm to 12:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Sheep Herding
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Ever wondered how a dog does such an amazing job of rounding up the sheep. Come check this out.
 

CLarol The Clown

September 13, 2015 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Tent #4
CLarol the Clown
► more
CLarol the Clown is an award winning clown who has performed on stage and in the streets of Canada, the USA, Mexico and Central America, but she is no clown off the street. Her goofy, bubbly, energetic, and endearingly cute character transcends time and age. 
 

Canadian Raptor Conseervancy

September 13, 2015 at 1pm
North Ball Diamond #11
► more
Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!
 

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

September 13, 2015 from 1pm to 1:30pm
Barn #3
Come see how a sheep gets a trim
► more
 

The Magic of Michael Bourada

September 13, 2015 from 1:15pm to 2pm
Tent #4
Magician- Illusionist
► more
Michael Bourada is full-time professional magician in Ottawa, performs over 200 shows annually and has over 17 years of experience; he's undeniably become the premier choice among Ottawa Magicians.
 

The Flying Trapeze Show

September 13, 2015 from 1:30pm to 2pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Flying Trapeze Show
► more

Come see some dare devil moves above you on the high wire

 

Sheep Herding Demonstration

September 13, 2015 from 2pm to 2:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
► more
Ever wondered how a dog does such an amazing job of rounding up the sheep. Come check this out
 

Magical Marvin

September 13, 2015 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Tent #4
Magical Marvin - Magician
► more

Magical Marvin is a local entertainer who has performed thousands of magic shows in the Ottawa area since 1998.  His shows are crammed full of great tricks, stunning magic and outrageous humour! Audience participation is a big part of getting everyone involved. Magical Marvin’s shows are tailored to kids of all ages! (http://www.magicalmarvin.ca

 

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

September 13, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm
Barn #3
Come see how a sheep gets a trim
► more
 

Canadian Raptor Conservancy

September 13, 2015 at 3:30pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Extensive Bird collection and eduction
► more

Their presentations educate and excite audiences of all ages. Canadian Raptor Conservancy combines education with entertainment to teach spectators about raptors and their important role in nature. Each show consists of five distinctly different raptors and each will show off their unique flight capabilities. They will share with their audience such topics as the food chain, distribution, habitat, adaptations, hunting style and historical significance.  You won't want to miss this!

 

The Flying Trapeze Show

September 13, 2015 at 4pm
North Ball Diamond #11
Flying Trapeze Show
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Come see the thrill of high wire feats.