|History: The Halifax County Exhibition began
in the 1870's in Cole Harbour, but relocated to Middle Musquodoboit in 1884
under the sponsorship of the Middle Musquodoboit Agricultural Society.
With roots tracing back to the early 1800's, the Society was incorporated in
1909 and purchased property for the development of the exhibition grounds
which exist today - a property which has the distinction of having been
registered as a Historical Site. The exhibition has operated annually
with the exception of one year during the Second World War. In 1965,
the exhibition date was changed from September to mid-August and the
exhibition was expanded
to 4 days.
The theme of the exhibition remains
focused on agriculture and is known as the "Family Exhibition".
Exhibitors range in age from 3 to 90 plus. There is a large dairy
show, and the Dahlia exhibit is one of the largest non-competitive shows
east of Montreal.
Opening day is Children's Day and includes a parade
with over 70 exhibits. The 4-day event continues to promote
agricultural awareness and, by combining old and new, will also continue to
provide a "Family Exhibition" that attracts young and old alike.