One of Abbotsford’s most popular summer events returns this weekend, but with a new format.
Abbotsford Agrifair: A Drive-Thru Safari takes place today to Sunday (July 31 to Aug. 2) at Exhibition Park.
As guests drive into the park, they will present their pre-paid ticket to the masked and gloved attendant, and will then be directed to the staging area to receive a goodie bag.
Those bags will contain two passes to the 2021 fair and other items, such as coupons, recipes, educational material for kids, and more.
Guests are invited to turn their radio to the Agrifair FM dial to hear a history of the fair, stories about sites they will see, and regulations reminding them to stay in their vehicles.
Safaris will take place every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 7 p.m. on Sunday. Each tour will follow a pace car through the grounds.
As the safari begins, visitors will be greeted by goats, sheep, donkey and horses and maybe a princess, followed by a 25-foot T-Rex.
Other attractions include 4-H displays, a Duplo build, a magician, a tribute to first responders, a Canadian Centurion MK3 tank, a demolition derby display, the Laughing Loggers, Francine the Buffalo and Nancy the Bison, and more.
The safari ends with a visit to the Food Truck Jungle – which has six trucks, including mini donuts – and/or a photo op area, where guests remain in their vehicles while they have their picture taken under an arch and have it entered into a social media contest.
Tickets are $15 per vehicle and are available only in advance at agrifair.ca