The Hants County Exhibition grounds is getting a $50,000 boost.
Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter, known locally as MLA for Hants West, recently announced that the provincial government is pitching in $50,000 toward facility upgrades prior to the upcoming exhibition.
The Windsor Agricultural Society is using the Culture Action Plan funding to replace two sprinkler systems in the Industrial Building.
“The Hants County Exhibition is a long-standing tradition in the community, supports local jobs and attracts visitors to the region and Nova Scotia,” said Porter, speaking on behalf of Kings West MLA Leo Glavine, minister of communities, culture and heritage.
“This investment will ensure full use of the main building during this important event.”
The building is the main admission gate for the exhibition and includes booths for non-profit groups, vendors and displays, including 4-H projects.
“This funding is very important to the continued growth and improvement of the oldest agriculture fair in North America. It shows our government's continued support of local agriculture and its importance to the Nova Scotia economy," said Ryan Knowles, president of the Windsor Agricultural Society.
The Hants County Exhibition is recognized as the oldest agricultural fair in North America, with the 254th exhibition taking place in September.