AGRIFAIR: Agri fun at Agriland

Agriland will be home to many animals over the weekend, and organizers are focusing on babies this year.

A five-year-old boy tries his hand at milking the full-size cow model. Agrifair’s directors work hard at maintaining the fair’s agricultural roots.

A five-year-old boy tries his hand at milking the full-size cow model. Agrifair’s directors work hard at maintaining the fair’s agricultural roots.

Agriland will be home to many animals over the weekend, and organizers are focusing on babies this year.

There will be a foal, a baby llama, ducklings, a calf and, of course,  those irresistible piglets. Visitors can watch the bunnies run, jump and play, or come and say hello to the miniature horses.

Those who still have energy after spending time with all the animals can have a try at being a farmer for a day. Here you will have a chance to dig for potatoes, pick apples from the orchard and collect eggs from the chicken coop.

Agriland will also feature live horse shoeing and sheep shearing. As well, the BC Dairy Classroom will give daily milking demonstrations – visitors will get up close to see first-hand how a dairy farmer milks his cows.

The public can also get a closer look at the impressive Strathcona Mounted Troop horses, which will be stabled in the Agriland area.

Agriland has grown this year. Normally it is on the blacktop of the west end of the trade show building. This year it will take over the whole area in between the trade show building and the Agrifair Arena, plus it will still have area on the pavement!

Come early and listen to the rooster waking up, and stay late to watch all the animals go to bed.