There’s something for everyone at Abbotsford’s “best little country fair,” which opens today.
Agrifair is an annual celebration of the city’s agricultural heritage, and runs through Sunday at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. Gates open at 10 a.m. each morning, with the midway swinging into action at noon.
This year’s event celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday and includes plenty of family fun for all ages.
The fair includes a midway, the Laughing Loggers Lumberjack Show, Richard’s Racing pigs and ducks, professional wrestling, street hockey and more.
The Fraserway RV Family Fun Building – a new feature in 2016 – returns this year and includes mini golf, a rock climbing wall, Lego with a giant Canadian flag built in, a reading area, Science World shows, arts and crafts, and more.
Free diapers, wipes and water are also available in the building, which is free with admission to the fair.
For those who like some fast-paced action, the motorsport arena at Agrifair features a demolition derby and the Global FMX motocross show.
The Agrifair grounds will also include roving entertainment such as clowns, balloon artists, Dan the One Man Band and magician Gary Savard.
Featured on the main stage will be A Salute to Diversity on Friday night, A Salute to Canadian Rock on Saturday, and a Christian concert with headliner Kutless on Sunday.
The fair also features 4H shows and competitions all weekend, as well as antique farm machinery displays and demos, the Mobile Dairy Classroom and the Poultry in Motion mini barn.
The Canadian Military Education Museum will also be on hand with an interactive military camp and display all weekend.
Agrifair also opens a new licensed venue, the Pit Stop, this year.
Visit agrifair.ca for more information on ticket prices and schedules.