Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival 2013by
The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is happening this weekend out in the Fraser Valley, celebrating the best of what the season has to offer. This is the 109th Fall Fair and 65th Corn Festival in Agassiz, an amazing tradition of family fun, entertainment, 4-H exhibits, corn husking, educational displays, and much more.
Friday at the Agassiz Fall Fair
Starting Friday, September 13th, the Agricultural Hall ( 6800 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz) will open from 4:00pm until 8:00pm along with the midway (admission is $2.50 plus midway ride tickets/passes). The Agricultural Hall will be full of the latest entries in the baking, canning, vegetable, flower and handicraft sections.
The Beer Garden will open at 5:00pm and live entertainment, music, comedy, and bingo will run into the evening on indoor and outdoor stages. A full event schedule is available online.
Saturday at the Agassiz Fall Fair
On Saturday, September 14th things kick off with a parade at 8:30am which will gather on Cheam Ave in front of the high school. At 9:30am the 4-H events begin for the day, with rabbit judging and a horse show, as the parade sets out at 10:00am. The Agricultural Hall opens at 10:30am as do other activities like pony rides, mini golf, a bouncy castle, and a petting zoo. At 11:00am the official opening ceremonies will welcome everyone to the fall fair.
4-H events will take place throughout the day on Saturday, lawnmower races will begin at 11:30am, and a Beer Garden will open up at 12:00pm. Stage entertainment (sponsored by Prospera Credit Union) will begin at 12:00pm with live music, corn husking, demos, tribute bands, and more. Outside there will be wheelbarrow races, a donkey show, a logging demo, and other activities.
Heading into the afternoon you won’t want to miss the pie eating competition (sponsored by BC Blueberry Council and Blackberry Lane Pies). From goat milking to a BMX show, the action will be back-to-back all day while you enjoy corn on the cob, hamburgers, BBQ chicken, and hot dogs.
Admission and Shuttle
Admission on Saturday is $8 for adults ($6 if purchased in advance), $3 for children 6-11, and children 5 and under are free. Ride tickets for the midway are $35 for “all you can ride” on Friday, and $40 for a full day ride bracelet on Saturday. Individual tickets can also be purchased on-site. *These prices are based on the online listings at the time this post was published and may or may not include GST.
Parking is free at the fair but you can also park at the Agassiz Christian Reformed Church parking lot (7452 Morrow Rd.) or Agassiz United Church parking lot (6860 Mc Caffrey Rd.) between 9:00am and 6:00pm and take a free shuttle to and from the grounds.
Check it Out!
John and I have been to a fall fair back near his hometown in Iowa but we haven’t experienced the fun in the Fraser Valley. We have enjoyed doing the Circle Farm Tour and Slow Food Cycle Tour in Agassiz and definitely know that there are great things being produced in that community, which is so close to home.
Follow Tourism Harrison’s events calendar and @HarrisonTourism on Twitter for more information. Agassiz is just 90 minutes from Vancouver and the late summer weather should be cooperating.