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.
The Fall Fair was cancelled in 2020 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. The event returned in 2021 and in 2022 it took place on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. Dates for 2023’s Fall Fair are still to be confirmed.
Agassiz Fall Fair
In 2020 the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival was going to take place on Saturday, September 19th. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled because of COVID-19. The festival returned in 2021 on September 17th and 18th.
The 2022 fair ran on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th from about 9:00 am until 10:00 pm.
Fall Fair Location
Every year the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival 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, 8 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 2022 the Fall Fair celebrated its 118th year and the Corn Festival celebrated its 74th year!
In 2022 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 folk 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 were 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 2022. The rides were open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the Friday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on the Saturday.
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.
Unfortunately, the shuttle service was unavailable in 2022.
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 2022 the midway was open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the Friday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Saturday. Those times were subject to change as the amusement rides usually opened a little later and closed 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 2022 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.
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.
To learn about other things to do in the area, click Harrison Hot Springs or the Fraser Valley.
For a list of other events in the Lower Mainland at various times of the year, see Vancouver’s Calendar of Events or Festivals & Events Calendar.