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.
Agassiz Fall Fair
In 2018 the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival takes place on the Friday and Saturday of September 14th and 15th.
Most years the fair runs on the Friday from 4 until 10 pm and on the Saturday from 8:30 am until about 10 pm (although the rides finish at around 8 o’clock). 2018 hours of operation will likely be the same (or at least very similar).
Fall Fair Location
Every year the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival happens indoors at the Agricultural Hall at 6800 Pioneer Avenue and outside at the fairgrounds next door, both of which 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 km northeast of Chilliwack, 8 km south of Harrison Hot Springs and close to 125 km 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 2018, the Fall Fair will have been running for 114 years and the Corn Festival will be in its 70th year!
Admission to the fairgrounds at the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is usually free on the Friday, but admission to the Exhibit Hall is about $2.50 for folk ages 12 and older. This is the case in 2018.
On the Saturday, admission to the fairgrounds is around $10 for adults at the gate but $6 or so for tickets purchased in advance. Also on the Saturday, children ages 6 to 11 cost $5 and little ones ages 5 and under are free. These prices are about $1 more than they were last year.
Amusement Rides Cost
The fair features a number of carnival-style amusement rides which cost different amounts and for which individual tickets are available for purchase. “All you can ride” bracelets, however, cost about $35 on the Friday and $40 on the Saturday. These are the 2018 prices, which were the same the year before.
Parking & Shuttle Service
Parking in the area at the fair is free, but spaces are limited. There is a free shuttle service from 9 to 6 pm on the Saturday, however, that goes to and from three different churches in the town that offer even more parking.
In recent years shuttle pick up and drop off have been 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.
Click Agassiz Fair Shuttle Service for 2018 information.
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 both days 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.
The midway amusement rides run from 4 until around 9 pm or a bit before on the Friday and from 1 to 8 pm on the Saturday.
On the Friday, in addition to the amusement rides, there is usually bingo hosted by the Lions Club, a beer garden and live entertainment.
There are also agricultural displays in the Exhibit Hall where, for $2.50, you can go inside and see tables of fresh produce and find out who won first, second and third place in various fruits and vegetables categories.
Most years the Friday evening also finishes with fireworks, although they were cancelled last year due to the dry weather.
Saturday activities usually include a small parade, 4H horse show, dog show, live music, corn husking and logging shows. There is also a Kids’ Zone with pony rides, mini golf, bouncy castles and other child-friendly activities.
Also on the Saturday there is live entertainment, the crowning of the “Corn King and Queen,” and the showing and/or judging of poultry, donkeys, sheep, llamas, goats and horses. Typical of a true small-town country fair, there is even a pie-eating contest!
For more details and times of the different activities in 2018, see the Fair Program.
For more information about the event, click Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival.