Piglets and their mother have a rest at the 2011 Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival. The fair runs September 14 and 15 this year.

Time to celebrate the Agassiz Fall Fair

Free parking, free shuttle and plenty of entertainment at this year's annual fair

The Agassiz Fall Fair kicks off tonight, with live music, bingo and more at the fairgrounds.

But tonight’s activities are really just a small taste of what’s on tap at the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival tomorrow.

For many, the highlight of the fair is taking in the 4H competitions, featuring many local youth and their projects along with visiting 4H clubs. These kids work throughout the year to make sure their animals are in tip top shape, and the Agassiz Fall Fair is the final competition for their scrapbooks each year.

The judges are always watching, and just stopping by to chat with these young people gives them a chance to brush up on their knowledge of their skill and their public speaking.

As a bonus, you’ll probably learn a little about farm animals, too.

Each year, Sparkes Corn Barn donates thousands of ears of fresh corn on the cob, and that will be cooked up throughout the day on Saturday, along with a few other tasty barbecued items for sale.

With a full belly, you can take a few minutes to look over the entries in the Agricultural Hall. Some of the area’s best crafters and artists submit their top notch knitting, scrapbooking, photography, baked items and more.

Other highlights include a full lineup of entertainment, including the crowning of the Corn King or Queen, and a special, interactive performance by comedic hypnotist Lee Dyson, and a special concert by Treble Hook in the beer gardens on Saturday night.

 

Free parking and shuttle

Parking is free, however this year the Fair Board is once again offering free shuttle service.

The shuttle will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., making a loop from Agassiz Christian Reformed Church, to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, to the Agassiz United Church and then the fair.

See the map below for a guide to the shuttle pick up and drop off areas.

Admission to Agricultural Hall is $2.50

Admission to fairgrounds is $8 for adults, $3 for children six to 11 and free for children under six.

 

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