• Hall opens at 6:30 PM
• Program Begins 7:30 PM
2015-2016 Fair Ambassador Competition
• 5:00 – 10:00 PM – Magical Midways “pay one price” Rides
• 7:00 PM – DEMO CROSS & Beer Tent
• 9:00 AM – Doors Open
• 11:00 AM – Parade of Floats
• 2:00 PM – Demolition Derby
• 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM – Grand Valley Fall Fair Dance
• 9:00 AM – Doors Open
• 11:00 AM – Heavy Horse Show
• 12:00 PM – Tuck & Tractor Pull
• 1:00 PM – Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull
• 2:00 PM – Pet Show (inside barn)
Click to download the “Exhibitor & Vendor Space Application Form” for 2016!
Please download our 2016 Homecraft entry form and class descriptions here.
Note: Subject to minor changes.
Doors Open 6PM
Cocktail Hour 6-7PM
Landman Gardens Dinner 7PM
WESTWIND performance and Dance 8PM
AfterParty Doors Open 8:30PM
Tickets available at Valley Inn or Brewed Awakenings in Grand Valley or online @ Grand Valley Ag Society website.
*Limited After Party Tickets Available at the Door $12
Please join us on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at St. Alban’s Church for our Annual General Meeting .
6:00 P.M. Social & Membership Renewal
6:45 P.M. Pot Luck Dinner (Please provide one dish for 12)
7:30 P.M. Business meeting (Annual & Financial Report, Election of 4 Directors)
8:00 P.M. Quilt Draw
8:15 P.M. Guest Speaker – Jamie Stams, on “Sugar”
Join us at our all homemade lunch booth at the Christmas in the Valley Craft Show this Sunday, November 29th! Take-out available!
Sandwich $4 – Egg salad or chicken salad
Soup $4 – Curried squash & apple or chicken noodle
Beef Stew $6 – Beef, veggies, potato with roll
Sweets $1 – 2 cookies, square, or tart
Drinks $1 – Coffee, tea, apple juice, or water
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Welcome to the 143rd Grand Valley Fall Fair! Our fair is “an all ages community event for agriculture, about agriculture and the rural way of life.” The Grand Valley Agricultural Society’s board of directors and members have worked all year towards this annual event. We believe that we have something to offer everyone, but that you will not be able to see everything!
The Wednesday of Fair week, we host Agricultural Awareness Day for grade three students from Grand Valley, East Garafraxa and Laurelwoods Elementary Schools. They rotate through 8-10 centres, hosted by local farmers and agricultural specialists, learning about each business. Dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep, goats, fowl, bees, eggs, conservation and seeds provide a small-group, interactive opportunity to share knowledge, dispel myths and create an interest in and understanding of what the rural lifestyle offers.
We want to thank the local businesses for their efforts to dress their window displays on the theme, “Feathered Friends.” Have a closer look as you shop downtown Grand Valley.
Friday night’s entertainment is Dirty Dishes, a trio of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds we think you will enjoy! The Ambassador Competition will provide some drama/suspense and the hall showcases local talents and skills with Homecraft and Junior exhibits. At the track, which we are told is one of the best, if not THE BEST in the province, the Demo Cross will provide thrills and spills.
The parade kicks off Saturday morning. There is great prize money, thanks to the Lions Club and GVAS support. Consider entering one of the categories, or line the street to watch and cheer them on! All the livestock shows are in or beside the barn. We have new corral gates this year, thanks to supportive donors. The proud exhibitors appreciate the interest of the audiences and the antics of their animals amuse the children in the crowd. At the track, Lawn Tractor Races and the Demolition Derby deafen the air and fill the bleachers. The Fair dance brings us back in the evening.
Our theme this year is “Feathered Friends.” The Fur and Feather Show is in the barn all weekend. Because the fowl is very susceptible to crowding, we ask that no other animals, especially dogs, be taken into the area. The Pet Show will move to the hall stage on Sunday to accommodate this. “Farmtastic Soundz” will return to provide an interactive hour for children. Plan to attend one of their three shows, get your face painted by Turquoise Tiger and join the fun of the Straw Bale Surprise!
Again this year, you can purchase advance tickets to the fair at Scotiabank, Fergus and Orangeville branches, for $6 per day; a savings of $4 for the weekend! We appreciate their sponsorship. Our loyal members, hard-working volunteers and generous sponsors keep our fair viable. Our visitors give us feedback to improve each year. As a result, our event is “highly respected as the best attended, financially sound fair in our area.” Thank you all! For up-to-date information, pick up an Events Brochure or visit the website www.grandvalleyfallfair.ca., then plan your weekend. See you at the fair!!
President, Grand Valley Agricultural Society
The directors and members of the Grand Valley Agricultural Society extend a heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and corporations for their continued support and participation, and to our new sponsors for taking part in our 10th Sponsorship Program. A sign has been mounted inside the exhibit hall with your name under the appropriate sponsorship category for recognition by the community and fair-going public.
The purpose of the Grand Valley Agricultural Society is to serve and participate in the interests and needs of the community and to promote agriculture. Your donations will go towards helping to meet prize money and the expenses of the fair. The listed were sponsors as of June 15, 2015.