Celebrate Abbotsford’s rich farming history at the 2016 Abbotsford Agrifair. With a focus on promoting the importance of agriculture, this year’s fair will showcase the Gate to Plate program. Participants from 4-H Clubs across British Columbia will educate visitors on where our food comes from.
Held at Exhibition Park, you’ll be greeted by llamas, rabbits, donkeys and maybe even a buffalo as you enter the fair. Head over to the Thunderbowl and enjoy in the mini chuckwagon races and chariot racing. Take advantage of the centre grassy area and relax by the misting tents.
What’s New for 2016
Emphasising family fun, this year’s fair features an indoor family area with parents’ room for kids who need a break. Inside you’ll also find loads of activities like mini golf, climbing wall, Science World shows, video games, arts and crafts, and more.
All weekend long enjoy roving entertainment from clowns, magicians, drum bands, balloon artists, and on-site games with Gallery 7.
Shooting Star Amusements is bringing new rides for the family-friendly midway and each evening a community-chosen movie will play on a 33-foot screen.
This year’s fair is action packed and full of surprises. With demonstrations from Twisters gymnasts, BC Buzz Honey, Fraser Valley Antique Farm Machinery Association, and Laughing Stock Ranch, these new and returning attractions ensure there is something for everyone at the 2016 Abbotsford Agrifair.
Make sure to visit Poultry in Motion and Mobile Dairy Classroom and don’t miss the horseshoeing and sheep shearing demos.
And back for a third year, the Country Horse Classic show features wheelbarrow races as well as the hilarious horse and hound show.
See agrifair.ca/attractions for the full list of attractions.
This year’s live shows are an exciting mix of new and returning acts throughout the long weekend.
Enjoy shows like Richards Racing Pigs and Ducks, X Corps Drumline, wrestling, and the West Coast Lumberjack Show. The popular demolition derby is back and has an entire parking lot dedicated to the smashing good time.
New for 2016 is the Global FMX Motorsports and Sport Bike show and Segway education road safety zone.Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford and CiVL radio talent contest winners will take to the main stage throughout the weekend and community groups will provide fair-goers with strolling entertainment.
With an emphasis on family fun, affordability, and agricultural awareness and education, this year’s fair aims to be the best little country fair on earth. From July 29 through July 31 enjoy the country fair with weekend passes from $15. Visit agrifair.ca/pricing for more information.
Robyn Roste lives and works in Abbotsford. She loves telling stories and learning more about her city.
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