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Agassiz debuts Farmers’ Olympics at Fall Fair and Corn Festival

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There’s a new event at the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival that has local farmers buzzing.

The fair organizers teamed up with West Coast Robotics to bring the inaugural Farmer Olympics to this year’s festivities. Farmers will gather in teams of six to compete across 10 categories. The best placings out of 10 categories will determine first, second and third prizes with the top farm bringing home bragging rights and $600.

The competitions consist of three events. The round bale push will see competitors pushing a round bale of hay the furthest distance in two minutes. A square bale toss will show how high farmers can toss a bale of hay. Finally, the tractor reverse obstacle course puts farmers’ driving skills to the test. How accurately and quickly can a farmer reverse a tractor and an implement through an obstacle course?

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In addition to competing in the Fall Fair parade, farmers may enter five categories for exhibits: agricultural, edible fruit dessert, vegetable dish, preserved and a wheelbarrow display. All produce used in the exhibits must be grown within the District of Kent.

Exhibits for the Farmers’ Olympics must be brought to the Agricultural Hall by Thursday, Sept. 21 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information on rules, prizes and more, visit

The entry fee is $60 per farm, and the deadline for entry is Thursday, Sept. 14. Email the entry form and e-transfer the fee to