Fair Person(s) of the Year


2018 - Tom & Dana Parker

Tom & Dana Parker

The Halifax County Exhibition is a popular topic in the Parker household. For Dana it began when she was a young child, entering the school competitions held every year at the Exhibition. Later it was through volunteering with community groups such as the Brookvale Ladies Aid running the canteen, the Lionettes selling sandwiches or the Artisans coordinating the homecraft and handcraft displays. As their children grew and joined 4-H, Dana soon found herself volunteering as a General Leader for the 4-H. In 2006, Dana came on board to help in the Exhibition office in a variety of roles from sponsorship committee to treasurer and so much more.

Tom’s first experience of the Exhibition grounds was travelling from Upper Musquodoboit to the Exhibition grounds to enjoy the July 1st picnic held on the grounds. Fast forward 50 some years and you will find Tom on the very same grounds fixing water pipes, maintaining buildings and preparing for the Halifax County Exhibition. As a director with the Middle Musquodoboit Agricultural Society and this area’s representative with the Exhibition Association of Nova Scotia, Tom has a vested interest in helping to keep the Halifax County Exhibition the successful and popular event that it is today.

Through the family business, Tom & Dana have been long time sponsors of the Halifax County Exhibition, in particular the Champion Ox Pull. The tradition of helping in the community has been passed down to their children, Chris & Kim, who you will find have been involved with the exhibition in various ways over the years. As the grandchildren grow, they too join in helping to create the Family Fun Fair.

When asked what her favorite memory of the Ex was, Dana replied, “I can’t think of any one favorite memory, I just know being there was always fun”

It is with great pleasure that the Halifax County Exhibition Committee, presents to Tom & Dana Parker, the Fair Persons of the Year Award during the Official Opening, August 15th at 6:45pm. Thank you Dana & Tom, for your many long volunteer hours, resources and talents. Your continued support of the Halifax County Exhibition has been greatly appreciated. We would also like to extend best wishes for a “Happy 50th Anniversary”.

Written by: Juli Oxford

2018 Theme of the Year


We're pleased to announce that this years Exhibition theme is: "BEE" at the Ex!

Check out our Themes page for more details.