VIDEO: Agassiz Fall Fair celebrates 115 years of fair fun

The under six division gets ready for the corn husking competition at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The under six division gets ready for the corn husking competition at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The antique tractor pull gets underway at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The antique tractor pull gets underway at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The 4H dog contingent gets put through its paces at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The 4H dog contingent gets put through its paces at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A border collie herds geese during a demonstration at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)A border collie herds geese during a demonstration at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A llama enjoys some time out of its pen at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)A llama enjoys some time out of its pen at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A chicken gets some pets while waiting to be judged during the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)A chicken gets some pets while waiting to be judged during the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A 4H representative shows off his fancy chicken at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)A 4H representative shows off his fancy chicken at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The 10- to 12-year-old division of the pie eating contest gets underway at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The 10- to 12-year-old division of the pie eating contest gets underway at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Agassiz United Church minister Lynn McGrath during the celebrity goat milking competition. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Agassiz United Church minister Lynn McGrath during the celebrity goat milking competition. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Floral displays in the Agricultural Hall at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Floral displays in the Agricultural Hall at the Agassiz Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A selection of jams, jellies and preserves on display in the Agricultural Hall during the Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)A selection of jams, jellies and preserves on display in the Agricultural Hall during the Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

The Agassiz fairground was once again a place of excitement, entertainment and fun at the 115th Fall Fair Saturday (Sept. 14).

From the morning parade to the afternoon pie-eating competition, hundreds spent the day enjoying family events, food and rides on the midway.

RELATED: Agassiz Fall Fair kicks of Saturday events with parade, Corn King

The exhibits inside the Agricultural Hall showcased some of the best home-grown and home-made items from local residents. This year saw more than 1,500 exhibits, for everything from quilts to Lego structures to green tomatoes.

Outside, attendees visited animals brought in by Agassiz’s 4H club, took in dog herding demonstrations, checked out the antique tractor pull and participated in some annual competitions: corn husking, pie-eating and goat milking.

The goat milking competition saw late-addition Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent, take home the top prize, followed by first time milkers Sgt. Mike Sargent and Agassiz Christian School principal Judy De Waal.

The Fall Fair festivities will continue throughout Saturday evening. The midway will be taken down Sunday, and the fair won’t return until September of next year.



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