Sponsorship

The Ancaster Agricultural Society is a registered not-for-profit, charitable,  volunteer based organization that has deep roots in the community since it began in 1850 with the first Ancaster Fair 169 years ago.

Each year, the Fair welcomes 35,000- 40,000 visitors of all ages and from all walks of life.  It takes 35 committees with approximately 400 volunteers (many second & third generation) working throughout the year to make it happen.  At the Ancaster Fair you will find agricultural demonstrations, educational displays, horse and livestock shows, field crop, fruit & vegetable competitions, homecrafts, antiques, horticulture, photography and more.  There is entertainment for the whole family including music, talent shows, pie eating contests, baby show, church service and of course the demolition derby.

Although we are widely recognized for our Fair, many people do not realize that the Fairgrounds host events year -round.  Our facility is used by many community members, businesses, livestock organizations, festivals and commodity groups for a wide variety of events.  We also offer four weeks of Ancaster Fair Summer Camp, as well as two Agricultural Education days for grade 3 & 4 students with over 7oo students attending, each spring.

Our current 90,000 sqft livestock, tradeshow and event facilities, with over 400,000 visitors annually, are at capacity and it is rare to find a free weekend throughout the year.  For this reason, we plan to add a new 75,000 sqft building as we continue to grow to meet the increasing demand for such a facility in our community.  Our goal is to be the premier equestrian, livestock, tradeshow and event facility in Southern Ontario.  This will fuel economic growth in our community and give us the opportunity to make a long-term impact.

Our membership is committed to our community and committed to providing the best facilities to meet our community’s needs.  Sponsorship provides you with a unique opportunity to connect with your community, build brand awareness and show your company’s support of local agriculture, agricultural education, heritage, and community. We have Sponsorship opportunities available for the Ancaster Fair, Ancaster Fair Camp,  “Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” Education Days, and for the Capital Campaign.

The support of our sponsors enables us to continue to grow and generate the funds required for the development and delivery of programs, activities and services provided by the Ancaster Agricultural Society.  It allows us to create a legacy, enriching our agricultural heritage in our community for future generations.

People donate for a variety of reasons and we want to personalize every gift with a customized, value-added THANK YOU and recognition for each donor.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Martina Arth at martina@ancasterfair.ca