CHESTERVILLE – The early bird does indeed get the worm, the chicken, rabbit or pheasant as the Chesterville and District Agricultural Society held its first annual buy/sell/trade event Sat., June 1 at the village fairgrounds.

More than 15 vendors and an estimated 500 people flocked to the event in the early morning hours as people came to purchase different varieties of poultry, small animals, tools and some tech.

Erin Probert from Brighton showed off a pair of bunnies available for sale at the Chesterville and District Agricultural Society first annual buy/sell/trade event Sat., June 1. Schoch Photo

Vendors from as far away as Belleville were happy to pay the $20 fee to sell their livestock and other products at a table or from the back of their truck.

The one-day event comes on the heels of a similar successful endeavour last fall and the board hopes to expand on their success by allowing for a wider range of vendors in the future. A fall date, potentially in September, has been discussed, but not yet finalized.

The money raised from the event will go towards improvements of the poultry show at the Chesterville Fair.