Agrifair will feature variety of activities all weekend

Carz and More, learn to cook, or visit the dunk tank at Agrifair

A variety of entertainment will be available at the upcoming Agrifair.

A variety of entertainment will be available at the upcoming Agrifair.

Carz and More, and Brickville Design Works give Agrifair patrons an opportunity to show off their stuff

Calling all car builders, car enthusiasts, LEGO builders and people of all ages with imaginations who want to create! Whether you want to show off your handiwork and finished project or you want to have fun and discover your creative side, the Abbotsford Agrifair is providing opportunities to ‘show off and compete’ and ‘create and play’ with the Carz and More car show and the LEGO Mania show. No matter what your age, there will be lots of fun things to do and cool things to see.

Car enthusiasts will be revving up in anticipation of the Carz and More show for four days of “everything to do with cars” excitement. Don Curtis, a director of the Agrifair, said, “This will be a marquee event for the Agrifair. I expect it to be as big a draw as the rodeo and music concerts.”

First out of the gate on Aug. 2 is Vintage Day, a showcase of non-modified, pre-1973 cars and trucks, followed by SOS: Services on Safety on Au. 3, featuring current and vintage emergency vehicles. The Aug. 4 show, Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Anything with Wheels, will exhibit a variety of wheeled and winged machines,; and finally on Aug. 5, Hot Rods, Sports Cars and Super Cars will present a collection of expensive and luxurious cars.

Fans and enthusiasts will have an opportunity to cast a ballot for their favourite vehicle in three of the four categories throughout the weekend. The top vehicle at the end of each show day will receive a $500 cash prize based on the most number of votes entered in the ballot box.

If you own a cool car or a cool thing on wheels and want to get in on the $500 jackpot, plus an opportunity to show off your baby, call 604-852-6674 or visit www.agrifair.ca to get your entry form.

A giant LEGO creation will also be in the works throughout the long weekend. Brickville DesignWorks, an interactive company that creates giant sculptures and custom creations out of LEGO, is planning a big build among other creative fun for people of all ages.

What can patrons expect?

“It will be fun, big and interesting for people to see and take pictures of,” says Robin Sather, one of 13 LEGO certified professionals in the world, and co-founder of Brickville DesignWorks.

“It will be a bit of a mystery,” Sather adds.

The only hint given is that it will be something in line with this year’s Agrifair theme, The Wild Wild West.

Construction will begin on Aug. 2 and continue through to the end of the fair, so be sure to keep checking in to witness the various stages of progress. Return Sunday afternoon to see the final creation.

The competition stacks up at the LEGO Mania show. Expect to see entries from the King Traditional School’s LEGO club. Creations will be displayed and prizes awarded. Younger inspired patrons will have an opportunity to explore their creativity through building their own LEGO composition. Children will use big blocks and older kids will use small blocks. Space will be provided to exhibit each masterpiece.

 

Learn to cook “Wild, Wild West” style with Chef Dez!

Don’t settle for regular ol’ chuck-wagon grub. Instead, impress your family and guests with some amazing “Wild, Wild West” themed gourmet dishes! Learn how to make Cajun Chicken with Black Bean Succotash, World’s Best Cornbread, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette, Pear and Blueberry Cobbler, South Western Steak Diane and South Western Steak Salad.

Chef Dez, a certified Red Seal chef, is passionate about food and will be cooking up a storm with another fun, informative and high-energy series of 15 mouth-watering cooking shows over the long weekend.

“Three of the recipes are even gluten-free and diabetic friendly,” says Chef Dez, who is also a national food columnist and a culinary Instructor at five locations across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, including Lepp Farm Market here in Abbotsford.

This is Chef Dez’s 10th year at Agrifair. His passion for people and food makes his shows entertaining, enjoyable and educational.

Chef Dez will be putting on four shows daily Friday, Saturday and Sunday and three shows on Monday. Make sure you stop by and see what’s cookin’! Look for him on the upper level between the Tradeshow building and Pioneer Corner.

 

Step right up! Drop someone in the Dunk Tank at KidZone

Here’s your chance to show off your muscle, test your aim and participate in all sorts of family fun activities at KidZone, located in the grassy area near the A & D Music community stage. This is the place to cool off and have fun at the same time.

Whether you are an observer or want to get in on the action, PLAYABBY is putting out some fun cool-down water challenges for patrons of all ages. Test your aim and drop your favourite, or least favourite person, in the ice-cold dunk tank or be the fastest water gun in the wild, wild west in the Downpour Derby. Be sure to fill up the bucket over your opponent’s head before they fill up yours or prepared to be doused! There is lots of water fun to be had for all ages.

Even if you don’t plan on getting wet at the fair, KidZone is offering a slew of free, fun and interactive activities for all ages in a safe, family friendly environment. Even parents will have a chance to enjoy a game of mini-golf while the children play and dig in the giant sandbox with toys, or take a ride on the ponies.

For those big and strong patrons, or those best friends who just want to see who’s the strongest, test your muscle in the High Striker Game and ring that bell! Or give it all you got and attempt to break a board or learn some martial arts moves with Sun Hang Do.

Younger kids can take part in the Horsey Hop obstacle course races, the Bouncy Castle and the Penguin Toss.

If you ever wondered how it would feel to run in a hamster ball, here is your chance! GAMES 2 U will also be bringing their mobile entertainment, including their inflatable, human-sized hamster balls!

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