We used to mark the end of summer with the arrival of the Ottawa Ex. The makeover of Lansdowne Park brought that era to an end, but the Gloucester Fair has taken over. Renamed “The Capital Fair”, the event runs ten full days at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Osgoode. Take the kids for the day and enjoy midway rides, children’s entertainment, the petting zoo and Kemptville’s own Reptile Rainforest. Live music is on the GAS bar stage every night, with Freakfest, an all-day alternative rock show happening on Saturday, August 23rd. For a full schedule of events, go to www.gloucesterfair.ca.