Fall is in the air.
School is back in session, September has begun and the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is just around the corner.
This year marks the 118th Fall Fair and 74th Corn Festival, held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17. This year’s theme is “We Love our Fraser Valley Farmers,” focusing on local farmers and growers and everything they do for the community.
The Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association is a local non-profit responsible for running the time-honoured event.
In years outside of the early days of the pandemic, the Fall Fair and Corn Festival draw in an average of 10,000 visitors to the area, according to the AAHA.
The two-day fair and festival kicks off with the parade and the unveiling of the Corn King or Queen, a coveted local title for nearly 75 years.
New this year is a performance from the Trials Stars Demo Team featuring some of the best trial bikers in North America.
Prize books and tickets are available now. Advance gate passes are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 11; they must be purchased no later than Friday, Sept. 16.
For more information, entry forms and prices, visit agassizfallfair.com.