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Abbotsford Agrifair Amusement Rides

The Abbotsford Agrifair is an agricultural fair that features amusement rides, 4-H shows, live music and other activities at Exhibition Park in August.

In 2020 the event runs on the weekend of July 31 to August 2.


Information in this article includes the following topics:

Dates & Location | Admission Rates | Events & Activities | Friday Schedule | Saturday Schedule | Sunday Schedule | 2019 Concert Stage Entertainment | Agrifair Video | Tips & Advice | Other Information

Click on any of the above links to jump to specific information, or continue reading to learn all about the Abbotsford Agrifair.


Agricultural Fair in Abbotsford

Billing itself as the “biggest little country fair since 1911,” the Abbotsford Agrifair is an annual event in the Fraser Valley which is one of, if not the, most important farming regions in the Lower Mainland.

Abbotsford is in the heart of farm country and the event is a major community affair. Vancouver’s Best Places is a proud media sponsor of the event.

Abbotsford Agrifair at Exhibition Park
Abbotsford Agrifair at Exhibition Park

Agrifair Dates & Location

In 2020 the Abbotsford Agrifair takes place in Abbotsford on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of July 31 to August 2 which is also the BC Day Long Weekend.

Gates are open daily from 10:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night and the facility shuts down each day at 11:00 pm.

The Abbotsford Agrifair takes place at Exhibition Park at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford.

Agrifair Admission Rates

In 2020 general admission to the fair is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children ages 10 and under. These prices are the same as they were in previous years. These prices are also a fabulous deal as they include admission to most venues, including the lumberjack shows, demolition derby and other performances.

3-day weekend passes are also available at $18 per person and provide in-and-out privileges. Rides are extra and parking costs $5 or so per vehicle (with no in-and-out privileges unless you pay extra for the full weekend).

Amusement Ride Rates

Individual tickets for the rides at the Abbotsford Agrifair cost about $1.25 each or $25 for a book of 20. Little kid-type rides typically take between 3 and 4 tickets and more serious rides require between 4 and 5. The most expensive ride is the Zipper which costs 6 tickets per trip.

All-day wristbands are also available for $38 on Friday and Sunday, while they are $40 on Saturday. This is a comparatively good deal (especially if you want to hang out on the Zipper).

Another way to save is to go on the Friday between noon and 3:00 pm when all rides cost just $2 each.

Note: Shooting Star Amusements’ ride tickets are non-refundable, so don’t buy more than you need. The tickets never expire, however, so if you don’t use them all up this year you can use them at the Abbotsford Agrifair another day, another year or even at another event in the future.

Abbotsford Agrifair Midway
The Midway at the Abbotsford Agrifair

Agrifair Events & Activities

There is so much to see and do at the Abbotsford Agrifair. There is something for everyone in fact, which makes it a fabulous multi-generational event.

Favourite Agrifair activities most years include the following:

  • Midway Amusement Rides – there is a good selection of rides at the Abbotsford Agrifair including a Ferris Wheel and other traditional carnival attractions.
  • Demolition Derby – a series of entertaining events featuring cars racing around a track and crashing into one another.
  • Global FMX Bike Show – motocross jumping and other stunts (although not in 2019).
  • Canadian Wrestling
  • The Laughing Loggers – a logger show that features daily performances.
  • 4-H Club Exhibits – an on-site agri-tour featuring various 4-H Clubs and explanations about the importance of livestock and the agricultural industry.
  • Richards Racers Pigs & Ducks – pig and duck races with Buffalo Bill Beaulieu.
Richard's Racers Pigs in Action
Richard’s Racers Pig Races

Agrifair Events Schedule

For an idea of what to expect in 2020, below is the schedule of events for the Abbotsford Agrifair in 2019.


Friday, August 2, 2019


(Note: Times and other details are subject to change.)

  • 11:00 am – Logger Show (at the Laughing Logger Area)
  • 12:00 pm – Oxen Demo (Barns)
  • 12:00 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 12:00 pm – Pro-Wrestling (Cadet Building)
  • 12:30 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 1:30 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 1:30 pm – Open Horse Showmanship and English Riding Event (Richard Meyer Arena)
  • 2:30 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 3:00 pm – Live Demo and Tours
  • 3:00 pm – Llama Demo (Barns)
  • 3:00 pm – Pro-Wrestling (Cadet Building)
  • 3:00 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 3:30 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 4:00 pm – 4-H Opening Ceremonies (in the Barns)
  • 4:30 pm – Logger Show (at the Laughing Logger Area)
  • 5:00 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 5:00 pm – Barrel Racing (in the Thunder Bowl)
  • 5:30 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 5:30 pm – Demo Derby
  • 6:00 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 7:00 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 8:00 pm – Pro-Wrestling (Cadet Building)
  • 8:30 pm – Logger Show (Laughing Logger Area)

For more information, including an outline of the day’s schedule sorted by activity location, click Friday Event Schedule.

Amusements rides are a Toonie only! But for today only from 12 pm until 3 pm. The rides are open until 11 pm.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival


Saturday, August 3, 2019


(Note: Times and other details are subject to change.)

  • 9:00 am – 4-H Horse Dairy (in the Richard Meyer Arena)
  • 9:00 am – 4-H Rabbit (in the Barns)
  • 10:30 am – 4-H Dairy and Beef (in the Richard Meyer Arena)
  • 11:00 am – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 12:00 pm – Pro Wrestling (in the Cadet Building)
  • 12:00 pm – Oxen Demo (Barns)
  • 12:00 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 12:00 pm – Demo Derby
  • 12:30 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 1:00 pm – 4-H Cavy (in the Barns)
  • 1:30 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 2:30 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 3:00 pm – 4-H Goat Showmanship (in the Barns)
  • 3:00 pm – Pro Wrestling (in the Cadet Building)
  • 3:00 pm – Mini Jumping (Richard Meyer Arena)
  • 3:30 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 4:00 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 5:00 pm – Country Horse Classic Event (in the Agrifair Arena)
  • 5:00 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 5:30 pm – Demo Derby
  • 6:00 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 7:00 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 8:00 pm – Pro Wrestling (in the Cadet Building)
  • 8:00 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Logger Area)
  • 9:00 pm – Headliner concert with Chilliwack (on the Main Stage)

Today there are also logger competitions all day from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm as well as interactive activities (including ax throwing opportunities).

Amusements rides are open from 12 pm until 11 pm.

For more information, including an outline of the day’s schedule sorted by activity location, click Saturday Event Schedule.


Sunday, August 4, 2019


(Note: Times and other details are subject to change.)

  • 9:00 am – 4-H Rabbit (Barns)
  • 11:00 am – Logger Show (in the Laughing Logger area)
  • 12:00 pm – Pro Wrestling (in the Cadet Building)
  • 12:00 pm – Oxen Demo (Barns)
  • 12:00 pm –  Pirate Show (Laughing Loggers Area)
  • 12:00 pm –  Mini Horse Racing (Richard Meyers Arena)
  • 12:00 pm – Demo Derby
  • 12:30 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 1:30 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 2:30 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 2:30 pm – Pirate Show (Laughing Loggers Area)
  • 3:00 pm – Pro Wrestling (in the Cadet Building)
  • 3:00 pm – Llama Demo (Barns)
  • 3:30 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 4:00 pm – 4-H Closing Ceremonies (in the Barns)
  • 4:00 pm – Logger Show (in the Laughing Logger area)
  • 5:00 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 5:30 pm – Demo Derby
  • 6:00 pm – Dairy Classroom Demo (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 7:00 pm – Richard’s Racers Pigs and Ducks (in the Agriland Zone)
  • 8:00 pm – Pro Wrestling (in the Cadet Building)
  • 8:30 pm – Logger Show (in the Laughing Logger area)
  • 9:15 pm – Headliner concert with The Afters (on the Main Stage)

For more information, including an outline of the day’s schedule sorted by activity location, click Sunday Event Schedule.

The Canadian Military display, Tank Crush, is at 2 pm.

Amusements rides are from 12 pm until 10 pm.

Concert Stage Entertainment

As always, there is Main Stage concert entertainment for everyone.  It comes free with your admission, so bring your own lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the shows.  The 2020 lineup has not been released yet but should be similar to last year. The 2019 line-up included:

Agrifair Video

Below is a video showcasing some of the events and activities at the Abbotsford Agrifair most years.

Included in the video are views from the Ferris wheel, Richard’s Racers pig races, the demolition derby and motocross jumping stunts. Also featured in the video is the RCMP Musical Ride which visited the Agrifair in 2018.

Things not included in the video are the lumberjack shows, evening concerts, animal displays and lots of other fun stuff.

There are so many amazing things to see and do at the Agrifair.

Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to the Abbotsford Agrifair.

TIP #1: Don’t forget that Midway rides cost just $2 on the Friday between 12:00 and 3:00 pm. At all other times regular ride attraction rates apply.

TIP #2: We highly recommend the Global FMX Motocross events (in years when they take place). The motorcycle jumps and stunts are amazing! The Demolition Derby can be pretty fun to watch too.

TIP #3: If you want a seat in the bleachers for the Global FMX Motocross or Demolition Derby events, get to the respective venues early, and well before show time. On busy days and at popular times, the seats fill up quickly.

TIP #4: If you have young children with sensitive ears, consider letting them use ear plugs or ear protectors of some kind. Most children will love the show, but it can get pretty loud and folk with extra-sensitive hearing may want to cover their ears.

TIP #5: Take a hat and sunscreen and be sure to keep hydrated if it’s a sunny day. It can get hot out in Abbotsford!

Other Information

For more details on the event see the Abbotsford Agrifair website or any of the following:

For ideas on other things to do and see in the area, click Fraser Valley or Abbotsford.

For a list of other events this time of year, see the August Event Calendar.

For other events in the Lower Mainland throughout the year, see the Festivals & Events Calendar.

For a list of other activities on the August Long Weekend, click BC Day Weekend Events.

BC Day Long Weekend