Follow your nose and discover the sweet smell of fresh local hot dripping ears of corn and barbecued chicken, to the midway, complete with thrilling rides and games. Such is the flow of the fair, from exhilarating spins on the Scrambler to an unhurried stroll through the exhibitor barns for a visit with farm animals — the pride and joy of the 4H kids.
Then it’s time for Bingo hosted by the Lions Club, or a cold one in the beer garden.
On Friday night, no fair is compete without fireworks, which will thrill the crowds at 9pm.
THE TRAINED HUMAN
This year we’ve got something real special. You won’t believe your eyes.
Matt Henry’s serious skills, cutting-edge effects, and innovative wit have awed and amused audiences around the world. He’s a World Juggling Champion who’s rocked the stages of Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, New York, Paris and Las Vegas. His one-man-show, which ran for 8,000 performances at Walt Disney World in Orlando, is perfect for all ages. The original “trained human” and “master of the unnecessary” will have your audience on the edge of their seats and rolling in the aisles! He’ll be at the outdoor stage, and later in the Kid Zone.
KID ZONE: All weekend long there are kid-friendly events including a KidZone with pony rides and mini golf, bouncy castles, balloon animals, candy hay toss and the ever-exciting duck races until 5pm (sponsored by ReMax), The kids will love Matt Henry and Rosie Ribbonstar.
Have a cold one, and party to the band Leaded at the Beer Garden. Outdoor Stages will have music by Funk Romance and Orion on Friday night, and on Saturday, enjoy The Harrison Highlanders Pipe Band and the amazing harmonic singing of the Chilliwack Harmony Group. Saturday afternoon enjoy the “Essence of Elvis” Tribute to Elvis by Jeff Bodner at the Outdoor Stage.
• Who’s going to be royalty this year? The outdoor stage will have the yearly crowning of the Corn King and Queen.
• It’s not a country fair without a pie eating contest! The BC Blueberry Council and Cabin Fever Junction Pie Company is sponsoring the annual pie eating contest.
Everyone loves the Celebrity Goat Milking Contest. Courtesy of Agassiz Goat Dairy. Who will be the Celebrity who shows his goat milking skills off and wins this year?
Sparkles Corn Barn will be supplying the corn for the annual Corn Husking Contest.
It’s the year of the Sunflower, and the outdoor stage at 11:30 on Saturday will have the finalists showing off their biggest, tallest and most beautiful contributions to the Sunflower Contest. Prizes supplied by Allenby’s.
The Antique Tractor Pull (sponsored by Star 86.3 and Country 107.1) is a crowd favorite. Don’t miss the action!
This year 4H shows will take place on Saturday throughout the day. From horses, showmanship, dairy, dogs, calf placing, poultry and cavy, and sheep. Each year the Fall fair showcases livestock from cows to dogs to rabbits and more importantly, highlights the work of dozens of youth who have trained these animals through the 4H club. Check the Events Schedule for times of the various judging and showmanship.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND SHOWS
Display areas in the Agricultural Hall are packed with entries in various categories from fruits and vegetables, needlecraft, baking and preserves to antiques and collectables and winning examples of flowers and plants. The creative entries might inspire fairgoers to tackle similar projects and join in the fun for next year!
Many of the home craft entries come from urban residents who try their hand at making pies from scratch or explore their abilities as photographers, crafters or gardeners.
There’s bingo to be played, logging contests to cheer on, marvel at the beautiful Friesian horses and laugh at the little costumed donkeys, mini golf to be played and music to dance to. It’s the best way to end summer and enjoy the salute to country living that the Agassiz Fall Fair brings.
Check our e-edition of the Reader’s Guide to the Agassiz Fall Fair & Corn Festival