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    Welcome to the 144th Grand Valley Fall fair!

    Our fair is “an all ages community event for agriculture, about agriculture and the rural way of life.” Our theme of “Butterflies and Honeybees” has been a part of our planning for vendors, exhibits and demonstrations. We are very proud of this year’s line up, including stars from Chopped Canada and MasterChef Canada, presentations by Beekeepers of Ontario and Grand Valley Historical Society, and exhibits from the community and beyond. From Friday night till Sunday afternoon we have continuous events on stage and upstairs in tour Country Kitchen. Outside, the livestock shows offer a close up of farm and show animals and 4-H competitions in showmanship. The track gives you thrills, spills, noise and intense competition all three days of the Fair.

    The board held a Strategic Planning session this year. We took a hard look at the next ten years for this event and made decisions accordingly. We were able to renew our agreement with the Community Centre Board for just 2 more years, so we plan to be independent of the arena by 2018. We also want to maximize every fundraising event– Spring Fling, Quilt Raffle, and rentals. This year we have no parade or midway. Instead, with the assistance and support of local farmers, we present “Strawmania!” for people of all ages to explore, climb, and play. Back by popular demand are the Ambassador Competition, Pet Show, Turquoise Tiger, Fair Dance and Beer Tent. Craft events for children have been added. Come prepared to be surprised, educated and entertained.
    Our hard-working members, ready volunteers and generous sponsors keep our annual fair viable. It is reputed to be “highly respected as the best attended, financially sound fair
    in our area.”

    A weekend pass is available from Scotiabank, Orangeville locations, for just $15 per adult!

    For up-to-date information, pick up an Events Brochure in September, or visit the website, then plan your weekend. See you at the fair!!

    Pat Kalapaca, President


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    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 11th Sponsorship Program. A new 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. Those listed in BOLD are sponsors as of June 2016; others in 2015.

    Gold Sponsor – $1,500+

    Grand Valley Wind Farms
    Orica Canada Inc.
    RES Canada Construction

    Silver Sponsor – $500+

    Allto Construction
    Avertex Utility Solutions
    Bob Severn, Auctioneer
    Dub-L “S” Transfer
    Grand Valley Lions Club
    Greenwood Ready Mix /Aggregates
    New Wave Pools & Spas
    Orangeville Banner
    Pat Kalapaca
    RBC Financial-Grand Valley
    Thomasfield Homes
    Trans-Alta: Melancthon Wind Facility
    WD Tait Enterprises Ltd.

    Bronze Sponsor – $250+

    Accord Business Solutions
    Amaranth Aggregates
    Arnold & Nina Townsend
    Arthurs Fuel Inc.
    Arthur Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd.
    Blackstock Ford Lincoln
    Burnett Farms
    Cribit Seeds-Wintermar Farms
    Davenport Automotive
    Davison Bus Lines
    Deckers’ Tire
    Don & Janice McGowan
    Ed Stewarts Equipment
    Grace E. Brown Insurance Brokers
    Grand Valley Ace Hardware
    Grand Valley Insurance Brokers Ltd.
    Grand Valley Storage/Car Wash
    Hallmark Toyota
    Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast
    Holmes Agro
    Janet Slater – Long Arm Quilting

    Jim Brown Trucking
    Linwood Veterinary Services
    MacEwen Glass & Mirror
    Master Buick GMC
    noBul Media
    Orangeville Equipment Rentals
    Orangeville Home Hardware
    Rayburn Construction
    Ron Crane Custom Farming
    Roslia Farms
    Royal Chevrolet Cadillac Inc.
    RBC Agriculture-Fergus
    Saputo Dairy Products Canada
    Styling Essentials Beauty Supply
    Swissbell Farms
    The Co-Operators Insurance
    The Orangeville Citizen
    Township of Amaranth
    Township of East Garafraxa
    Universal Rental

    Fair Supporter – Up To $250

    All Star Auto Glass
    All Treat Farms Ltd
    Amaranth Auto Service
    Bryan’s Fuel
    Coats-Clark Canada
    Cobwebs & Caviar
    Concord Cartage Delivery Service
    Connect Equipment
    Country Fair Baking-Crisco/Robin Hood/Bernardin
    Dufferin Cattlemen’s Association
    Dufferin County Milk Producers
    Dufferin County Museum & Archives
    Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company
    Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild
    Dufferin Veterinary Hospital
    Dufferin Veterinary Services
    Floradale Feed Mill Ltd.
    Freedom Lock & Security Inc.
    Gaylea Foods
    Geordawn Farms – Van Kampen Family
    GGG Greenhouses
    Grand Valley Drug Store
    Dr. Angela Barrow, Chiropractor
    Grand Valley Fortifiers
    Grand Valley Historical Society
    Grand Valley Horticultural Society
    Grand Valley Public Library
    High County Veterinary Hospital
    Highland Fuels
    Highland Supply
    Landman Gardens & Bakery
    John Bus Garage
    Marie’s Valley Inn Restaurant
    Mary Maxim
    Maxacre Farms
    McBride Farms
    McKinnon Timber Mart, Hillsburgh
    Olympus Dog Training & Boarding Academy
    Ontario Clydesdale Club
    Ontario Lamb Marketing
    Ontario Early Years Centre– Grand Valley
    Orangeville Building Supply
    Orangeville Flowers
    Orangeville Insurance Services
    Orr Family Farms
    OSC Seeds
    P&H Milling Group
    Parson’s Florist
    Rob’s Automotive Service
    Riverbend Artists of Grand Valley
    Royal Canadian Legion Shelburne
    Sew Jax
    Silverdale Motors
    Starview Financial Advisors
    Tait Bros.
    TD- Mount Forest
    TSC, Orangeville
    Upper Grand Trailway
    Alvin Taylor Family
    Amanda Phillip
    Anne McPherson
    Archie Taylor Family

    Art Taylor
    Bill & Mary Young Family
    Bill Richardson Family
    Bill Taylor Family
    Cathy Rooyakkers
    Donna Blackwell
    Edith Reilly
    Faith Cowan
    Foreman Family
    Ivadell Black Memorial
    Janice Crane
    Jennifer Tovell-Jamieson
    Jim & Alice Mournahan
    Joanne Everson
    Karen Loveless
    Kim Mournahan
    Kim Soloman
    Krista Taylor
    Leah Mitchell
    Les Soloman
    Lorna McPherson
    Lou Berger
    Lynda Moore
    Mayor Steve Soloman
    Marilyn Stuckey
    Michele Chessell
    Michelle Martin
    Olive Montgomery
    Paul Thompson
    Peter Curtis Family
    Russell & Susan Simpson
    Sherry Wick
    Spencer-Drew Wettlaufer
    Wm. G. White Family


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    The 2016 Grand Valley Fall Fair booklet is here!

    Download your copy now!

    2016-2017 Fall Fair Ambassador Information & Application is also available for download. 

    Senior Ambassador applications are open to anyone who will be 18 yrs. of age by August 1, 2017 and has not yet reached their 24th birthday. Junior Ambassador applications are open to anyone who will be 12-17 yrs. of age by September 20, 2016.


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    Looking for ways to earn volunteer hours in your community? Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of tasks at this year’s fair!

    Volunteering at the Fall Fair is a great way for high school students to earn hours towards the Community Involvement program.

    Download more information below!


  • 2016 DUCK DAY SALE!

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    Please join us on Saturday, May 28, 2016 between 8 and 11 a.m. in the Grand Valley Agricultural Society’s barn (behind Grand Valley and District Community Centre) for our Duck Day Sale!

    • Container gardening displays
    • Planting & preserving supplies
    • Vegetable & fruit plants
    • Composted sheep manure

    For $1 or $2:

    • herbs
    •  sweet potato
    • cucumber
    • zucchini (yellow/green)
    • beans
    • peas
    • squash (3 varieties)
    • lettuce
    • tomatoes (many varieties)
    • strawberries
    • raspberries
    • rhubarb

    Donations welcome!

    For information on the Grand Valley Lions 20th Anniversary Duck Race, click here!


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    Click to download the “Exhibitor & Vendor Space Application Form” for 2016!


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    Please download our 2016 Homecraft entry form and class descriptions here.
    Note: Subject to minor changes.

  • SPRING FLING 2016!

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    Join us April 23, 2016 for our annual Spring Fling!


    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.

    TICKETS: $24
    *Limited After Party Tickets Available at the Door ­$12



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    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”


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    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
    Chili $6
    Pie $3.50
    Sweets $1 – 2 cookies, square, or tart
    Drinks $1 – Coffee, tea, apple juice, or water