2016 Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

Date(s) - Fri, Sep 16 - Sat, Sep 17
12:00 am

Agassiz Fall Fair


“The Year of the Pumpkin”

In 2016 we will celebrate the 112th Fall Fair and the 68th Corn Festival. On Friday afternoon Sept 16 and all day Saturday Sept 17 the midway will again offer a special price for rides.

Our midway has one of the best collections of rides for a fair. The Friday night entertainment is being finalized and there will be great musicians for you to enjoy.

The Agricultural Hall will be open on Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In the hall one can view Arts and Crafts, Painting, Needlework, Baking, Canning, Floral, Fruit, Vegetable, Pets, and Photography entries as well as Educational displays.

On Saturday several 4-H groups will be at the Fair show casing their cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, swine, dogs, goats, rabbits, sewing, photography, educational poster and educational displays.

Saturday activities will include: a Parade, Crowning of the Corn King/Queen, Stage Entertainment including musicians and dancers, a Midway, a Corn Husking Competition, a Goat Milking Contest, an Antique Tractor Pull, a BMX Bike Demonstration, Lawn Mower Races, a Farmer’s Market, and a Kid’s Corner. There is always some of the traditional fair activities and something new. “Poultry in Motion” demonstration trailer will be on site.

What is a Fair without great food? On fair day, don`t miss the best barbecued chicken and corn, burgers and hot dogs in town.

For more information:http://agassizfallfair.com/index.html

Did You Know?

  • The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is run by a non-profit association called the Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association.
  • The first Agassiz Fall Fair was held in 1901.
  • The Kent Agricultural and Horticultural Association was incorporated on November 16, 1899. The name was officially changed on August 20, 1914 to the Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association.
  • The annual fall fair and corn festival is always held on the second Saturday after Labour Day.
  • In 2007 the first Corn Queen was crowned after 58 years of Corn Kings.
  • The present Agricultural Hall was built in two phases; the kitchen was completed in 1983 and the auditorium in 1987.
  • Hundreds of volunteers are needed to put on the Fall Fair and Corn Festival.
  • The primary function of the association is to protect and advance agriculture, horticulture and fruit growing interests in the District of Kent.
  • Each year an average of 10,000 people attend the Fall Fair and Corn Festival.
  • For 6 years, the Agassiz Fall Fair has won the coveted title of Fair of the Year. The fair competed for the title with other fairs in the same attendance class. This award was given out by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exhibitions.