Children are invited to create their own vegetable art as one of the many options for entries into the Agassiz Fall Fair Exhibition.

Exhibition open to all at Agassiz Fair

Competition includes arts and crafts options for children

You’d be nuts to miss this year’s Agassiz Fall Fair. With the theme of hazelnuts, this year’s annual tradition will focus on one of this area’s top crops.

But it’s not all about nuts, and as always, everyone is invited to submit their own homegrown goodies for judging. The exhibition is always one of the most popular components of the fall fair, with judges keeping a keen eye out for top quality produce, flowers and crafts.

Prize lists are available at businesses and organizations throughout Agassiz, including the Agassiz Library. Rules for each category in each division are included, with information about what judges will be looking for.

Children are invited to submit entries in any division, and there are special categories for them as well.

Some of the categories include fruit, vegetables, field produce, floral, household arts, needlework, weaving, spinning, basketry, painting, canning, collections, photography and woodwork.

Deadlines for entry into the exhibition are in early September. Entry costs for children and junior classes are fifty cents. For children and adults exhibiting in adult classes, the entry fee is $1.

Prizes range from $2 to $10.

The fair runs throughout the evening on Friday, September 14 and all day Saturday, September 15. It will be the 108th Agassiz Fall Fair and 64th Corn Festival.

While parking at the fair is free, the fair board will once again be offering a free shuttle bus to and from the fairgrounds throughout Saturday to help relieve traffic congestion. Everyone is invited to park at either St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or Agassiz United Church. The bus leaves hourly starting at 9 a.m.

Ticket prices this year are $8 for adults and $3 for children ages six to 11. Tickets for adults bought prior to the fair are a discounted $6. Children five and under are free.

In addition to the exhibition portion of the fair, there is a large 4H participation every year, with entries and demonstrations throughout the fair, including calf showmanship, lamb showmanship, goat, lamb, rabbit, beef, poultry, horse and dog competitions.

For more information, phone 604-796-3246 or pick up a prize list at the library.