Agassiz – The 114th Fall Fair and the 70th Corn Festival is Friday afternoon September 14 and all day Saturday September 15.
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, and Photography entries as well as Educational displays.
Expect Road Closures on Saturday morning for the parade.
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 Beer Garden, a Midway, a Corn Husking Competition, a Goat Milking Contest, an Antique Tractor Pull, 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.
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.