Ancaster Fair September 25/26, 2021 closed to General Public

We want to thank everyone for their continued support of our Ancaster Fair and our Society.
For everything our members, sponsors, and fair goers have done for us in the past, everything you still do and will continue to do, we at the Ancaster Agricultural Society just want you to know how thankful we are, and we look forward to a prosperous future together.

Our Ancaster Agricultural Society Board of Directors has made motion to proceed with livestock shows and Homecraft exhibits with the grounds open to members, exhibitors, and families of exhibitors.
The Ancaster Fairgrounds will be closed to the general public September 25/26.
Attendees must be double vaccinated plus 14 days. The only exemptions are for unvaccinated people with medical exemptions and people under 12 years of age after December 31, 2021.
All attendees must adhere to mask by-law 20-155 and physical distancing.

Ancaster Fair will put our full focus on youth in agriculture and the roots of our fair.
Homecraft will have all exhibits on display in the Marritt Hall Emick Room with washroom facilities available in Marritt Hall.
Dairy and Beef shows will take place Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th in the Show Arena.
Sheep Show and Goat Show will take place Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th in the tent beside Donovan Building.
Saturday 25th we’ll host a Haflinger Show and Sunday 26th a Hunter Show and Canadian Horse demonstration.

Our Board has made this decision in response to proposed changes in COVID vaccination proof coming September 22, 2021 and after reviewing events that have taken place in recent weeks similar to our Ancaster Fair.
The lack of availability of vendors, including our long standing midway and man-power, weigh into this decision.
With the focus on youth, agriculture and Homecraft exhibits we will strive to make the very best of 2021 while planning for 2022 and our next 171 years.

Thank you to all of our Directors, members, volunteers, and staff who have made our society a place for education as we endeavour to enrich agriculture and community life in Ancaster.
Your contributions are great, your dedication recognized, and your presence appreciated.

The Capital Campaign is On!

Since the move to our location on Trinity Road in 2009, the Ancaster Agricultural Society has invested over $22 million in our existing infrastructure and are planning for long-term future growth with an additional $5 million investment in new facilities. Construction on the new Fairground Events Centre has started and will be completed in November 2021.
By adding a new 75,000 sq ft building to our existing 90,000 sq ft onsite facilities, our goal is to be the premier equestrian, livestock, tradeshow and event facility in Southern Ontario. As a society focused on agriculture, the new building will give us the opportunity to seek large agricultural events to encourage country to meet city.


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Tony Bercowski – in the last week

Loved the spirit, the events, the whole country atmosphere and all the beautiful people and satisfying food. Greatest thrill was meeting and getting Fair Ambassador Sara Emick's autograph and photograph. #celebrity_bucks

Catherine Burden – 2 weeks ago

I went to the Great Canadian Butter Tart Festival on Saturday. The festival itself had amazingly delicious Butter Tarts, my only complaint was the venue. The way it was set up was not very disabled friendly. The aisles were difficult to manoeuvre, and if I had been in a wheelchair rather than using my cane, it would have been almost impossible to enjoy the event.

Abdul Latheef – 4 weeks ago

Excellent indoor activity place during the cold season. The inflatables were really big and fun filled varieties for the kids to go crazy. My son went nonstop for over 2hrs and still wanted more.

CJ Urech – 2 months ago

Ill-prepared for the amount of attendees. No parking, Portolettes were filthy, empty of soap and paper and few and far between. No seats/not enough stands or spectator access for the demo derby. Some picnic tables/benches or something would be nice at the food trucks as opposed to nothing. Be prepared for huge lines leading to big disappointments. Nothing like it used to be when on Rymal rd. Sadly, never again.

mike kelly binns – 4 months ago

We've been in craft shows here, wedding reception, auctions just to name a few. The main hall that is huge can be divided into ( I believe) 3 smaller rooms. If you have a venue no need to rent the whole hall. Bathrooms are large and well kept. In the front there's a lobby. Anytime we've been there because of it's size it had never felt crowded.

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