Cape Breton Farmers Exhibition celebrates 101 years of operation
Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:41PM ADT
Farm animals of all shapes and sizes are getting all of the attention they can handle this week at the 101st-annual Cape Breton Farmers Exhibition.
"I'm from Ontario, always heard about it,” says attendee Jorja MacInnis. “My dad's been coming here since he was a kid, so I really wanted to come, mostly for the animals."
The livestock seem to love being there, too. MacInnis and her months-old lamb, Josie, have already won their first medal.
Victoria Salt and her horse “Blue” didn't place at the exhibition, but may have come first in popularity due to the animal's small size, but big personality.
"Everybody really likes him because he's so adorable, which is a good thing because he's a bit of a brat," says Salt.
After 101 years, it seems every summer offers something new.
"The night before last we had a new calf born and there's a donkey ready to give birth to a new baby. The children are really interested in that," says Mamie Johnstone of the Cape Breton Farmers Exhibition.
The exhibition is also about education, as well as celebrating how agriculture and 4-H clubs are still alive and well, even in this age of technology.
"The young people that are in it, seeing how interested they are in it, that's what keeps me coming back," says Johnstone.
The exhibition wraps up for another summer on Saturday.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Ryan MacDonald.