The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is a community event with a midway, parade, live music and an agricultural theme in the Fraser Valley in September.
In 2023 the fair happened on September 22nd and 23rd.
Agassiz Fall Fair
In 2023 the Agassiz Fall Fair ran on Friday, September 22nd, and Saturday, September 23rd. It happens indoors at the Agricultural Hall at 6800 Pioneer Avenue. Festivities also take place outside at the fairgrounds next door. Both locations are just a few blocks west of the main part of the small town of Agassiz.
Agassiz itself is a small agricultural community in the Municipality of Kent in the Eastern Fraser Valley. It’s about 25 kilometres northeast of Chilliwack, eight kilometres south of Harrison Hot Springs and close to 125 kilometres east of Vancouver.
About the Fall Fair
Hosted by the Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association, the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival features a carnival midway and various agricultural-related activities. Although nowadays combined into one event, in 2023 the Fall Fair celebrated its 119th year and the Corn Festival celebrated its 75th year!
In 2023 admission to the fairgrounds at the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival was free on the Friday. However, admission to the Exhibit Hall was about $3 for folks ages 12 and older.
On the Saturday, admission to the fairgrounds was around $10 for adults at the gate. Children ages 6 to 11 cost $5 and little ones ages 5 and under had free admission.
Amusement Rides Cost
The fair features a number of carnival-style amusement rides. Costs vary depending on the ride and individual tickets that are available for purchase. “All you can ride” bracelets cost $45 for each day in 2023.
Parking & Shuttle Service
Parking in the area at the fair is free, but spaces are limited.
In previous years there was a free shuttle service. Rides were to and from three different churches in the town that offered even more parking. In recent years shuttle pick-up and drop-off were available at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 7237 Morrow Road, the Agassiz Christian Reformed Church at 7452 Morrow Road, and Agassiz United Church at 6860 Lougheed Highway.
Details about the shuttle service in 2023 were to be confirmed.
Fall Fair Activities
The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is a small event but includes an impressive selection of things to see and do.
The midway happens on all days of the festival and features a typical selection of rides that go up and down, round and round and even right up and over. There aren’t a lot of rides, but a reasonable number and enough of a selection that there’s something for everyone.
In 2023 the midway was open from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm on the Friday and 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on the Saturday. Those times were subject to change as the amusement rides usually open a little later and close a little earlier than the rest of the midway.
Activities usually include a small parade, 4H horse show, dog show, live music, corn husking and logging shows. There is also often a Kids’ Zone with pony rides, mini golf, bouncy castles and other child-friendly activities.
Also on the Saturday in previous years there was typically live entertainment, the crowning of the “Corn King and Queen,” and the showing and/or judging of poultry, donkeys, sheep, llamas, goats and horses. 2023 details were to be confirmed.
For the most up-to-date information check out the programming page on the Agassiz Fall Fair website.
For more information about the event in general, see the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival‘s website.