Our Early Years
With the help of local service clubs, organizations and churches, several booths were operated on the Queen’s Bush street mall. In our early years, the Board of Trade ran the pancake and sausage breakfast, the Lions Club sold sausage on a bun, and the Optimist Club ran a wet booth with schnitzel on a bun, while the Lutheran churches sold apple dumplings, and the Mennonite churches sold apple fritters. For several years we also served a smorgasbord dinner serving Waterloo County home cooking, such as pigtails, spareribs, sauerkraut, and roast beef.
Many of our visitors enjoyed tours in years past to specialty farms and the A.W. Jantzi Cider Mill. We have seen over 100 competitors to our Horseshoe tournament, with many of the top players from Canada and the United States competing. Our street entertainment has always drawn from talent from the surrounding area.