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  • 2017 LAWN TRACTOR PULL, DEMO CROSS, DEMOLITION DERBY AND TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL INFORMATION

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    Lawn Tractor Pulls
    Friday, September 22nd @ 6:30 PM
    Please see http://stoneboatpullers.com for registration details.

    DEMO Cross
    Saturday, September 23rd @ 12:00 PM
    Pre-registration recommended. Please email krlins@hotmail.com or call Bryan 519-928-5383.

    Demolition Derby
    Saturday, September 23rd @ 2:00 PM
    Pre-registration recommended. Please email krlins@hotmail.com or call Bryan 519-928-5383.

    Truck & Tractor Pull
    Sunday, September 24th @ 12:00 PM
    For more information, contact Russell Simpson 519-925-9801.

  • 2017 GRAND VALLEY FALL FAIR PARADE

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    We are having a parade this year, on THURSDAY, Sept. 21st @ 7:00 PM!

    Should you wish to take part, judging will be based on:

    1 – Relevance to the Fall Fair theme “Red & White Canada’s 150th”
    2 – Content
    3 – Imagination & Creativity
    4 – Attractiveness

    Come sign up at the Lion’s Park Ball Diamond at 6:00 PM Thursday evening.

    Parade Route: Start at Lion’s Park Ball Diamond, North on Main St., West on Amaranth St., North on Emma & ends on Fair Grounds.

  • 2017 FALL FAIR BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE!

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    The 2017 Grand Valley Fall Fair booklet is here!

    Download your copy now!

  • 2017 INDOOR/OUTDOOR VENDOR APPLICATION FORM

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    Are you interested in being at our fair as a vendor? We are currently looking for people and businesses to fill some spaces!

    Our 2017 Vendor Application Form can be downloaded here.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email vendors@grandvalleyfallfair.ca.

  • HOMECRAFT CLASSES 2017

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    To review our fair’s Homecraft classes, you may download an excerpt from our fair book at the following link: Homecraft 2017

    *Please note: Subject to change

  • SPRING FLING 2017!

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    Winter’s done – it’s time to party!

    Once again we are having our annual Spring Fling with our signature cocktail hour from 6-7pm followed by a delicious meal provided by Landman Gardens. We are also going to have a live auction again this year with DUFFERIN COUNTY LINE!!

    Last year’s event sold out early, so join us by getting your tickets on Main Street or online by clicking here: Grand Valley Agricultural Society 2017 Spring Fling Tickets

  • 2017 MARCH BREAK – FREE SKATE!

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    The Grand Valley Agricultural Society invites you and your family to join us on Monday, March 13 from 1:00 to 2:30 at the Grand Valley and District Community Centre for a FREE SKATE.

  • GRAND VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY RECEIVES CANADA POST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORT

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    Grand Valley Agricultural Society Receives Canada Post Community Foundation Support

    The Grand Valley Agricultural Society received $550.00 from the Canada Post Community Foundation for an exciting project, Family Creativity Activity Stations, held at the 144th Grand Valley Fall Fair. A family friendly interactive, educational hands-on activity centre that provided different age-appropriate craft stations to create and explore new hobbies and techniques. The stations setup at the community fair, provided work-stations for youth to create projects and learn about Butterflies and Honeybees, with assistance from community volunteers. The Grand Valley Fall Fair is held the third weekend after Labour Day each year in Dufferin County, Ontario.

    A non-profit organization led by volunteers from the local community, the Agricultural Society hosts the annual celebration. The Fall Fair is a three day event, which focuses on encouraging awareness and appreciation of agriculture and the rural lifestyle. To kick-off their event – a craft day was held in early August for children, free of charge to begin creating theme- related crafts to exhibit at the Fall Fair held in September. This event was provided with support from the Ontario Early Years Centre in Grand Valley. The Family Creativity Activity Stations will enable families to interact with different mediums to create items based on this years’ fair theme: Butterflies and Honeybees. They will learn about the importance of each, to our ecosystem and the impact on the economy. Ten craft and learning stations will be made available for families to visit throughout the weekend event. Youth volunteers will interact with children to share their learned knowledge and experience with youngsters. Information and hand-outs will be provided to take home, for further discussion and learning. Entry tags and exhibitor sheets are available to encourage youth to exhibit these items in the Fall Fair, with the opportunity to display their projects along with the chance to win prizes. We encourage involvement and participation with the community while in attendance at our local Fall Fair, to increase excitement and enhance the desire to learn about agriculture in the future.

    “We are thrilled to have received word of the support of the Canada Post Community Foundation for our organization! Our small community works very hard to host one the largest family-friendly events in our area and as always, we are excited to offer new events. We encourage everyone to come visit our Fall Fair: explore, learn and share in all that Grand Valley has to offer!” says Pat Kalapaca, President of Grand Valley Agricultural Society. “We are proud of our employees and retirees who have devoted many hours to raising awareness and funds,” says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO, Canada Post. “The Canada Post Community Foundation aims to help community groups deliver a difference in the lives of children in communities across Canada.

    About Grand Valley Agricultural Society
    The Grand Valley Agricultural Society was established in 1872. Operations are based exclusively by hard working volunteers, using contributions and donations from local, corporate and personal sponsors. The membership hosts approximately 75-90 members annually.

    About the Canada Post Community Foundation
    The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. It has granted more than $4 million to over 300 community organizations across Canada. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.

    For further information please contact: Jennifer Tovell- Secretary at gvagsociety@live.com
    Grand Valley Agricultural Society, 60 Main Street North, Grand Valley, Ontario

    Download Press Release Here

  • INVITATION TO CREATE!

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    Join us, Wednesday August 3rd from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Early Years Centre where children of all ages will have the opportunity to crate crafts which they can exhibit at the Fall Fair in September.  Parents & Guardians can create crafts with their children, ask any questions they may have and learn how to complete exhibit forms and entry tags at this time.

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  • STRAWMANIA! TAKES OVER THE MIDWAY

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    13580474_690128597791698_1086746615907051118_oThis year in Grand Valley, something amazing is coming to our Fall Fair, September 23rd-25th, and it will be unique in all of Ontario. We will be the only Fair – anywhere – with STRAWMANIA!

    Tired of expensive, broken old rides that nobody really likes, run by bored operators that nobody knows? Weary of paying big ticket prices for little thrill rides – even for small kids? We are too. And they cost a fortune to bring to Town.

    Now imagine instead, hours of family fun, for all ages, with attractions completely constructed from straw bales. A massive climbing pyramid, maze, traditional games, obstacle courses, fishing pond, pumpkin bowling alley and much more. There’s even a giant human-sized group foosball game! Parents can relax on straw bale lounge seating and watch the fun – delighted that a wrist band will only cost $10! For the whole day!13528318_690128697791688_6063230150923417974_o

    It’s good “old-fashioned” fall fair fun, with local family farms supporting with straw bales sourced from the community. Step back in time to a real and authentic village of straw amusements to interact with and to enjoy family photographs.

    STRAWMANIA! is sponsored by Country 105 who will be broadcasting LIVE from the event.

    13529153_690128714458353_5731444756404207803_n STRAWMANIA! is just one of the many surprises coming for this year’s new Grand Valley Fall Fair. Stay tuned. We’re just getting started.

    This year is going to be a three day celebration of the bounty and beauty of our local community. Visitors from all over the Headwaters and the GTA are expected to attend this year as never before. Over the next three years your Grand Valley Agricultural Society board is working to create the most authentic Fall Fair experience in the region.