With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Hamilton-Wentworth and Ontario, the Ancaster Agricultural Society has decided to cancel our traditional Ancaster Fair format for 2021.
We know this will come as an enormous disappointment to our membership, exhibitors, vendors, and our community.
This is not an easy decision to make. Still, the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, gathering numbers, and vaccine distributions makes it necessary for Ancaster Agricultural Society to change course in planning our large-scale event and concentrate on what we can do.
In place of the traditional Ancaster Fair, our directors, members, and staff are planning other ways for our community to get together through a combination of live, virtual, and drive-thru events.
We’ll share details of our plans for these Ancaster Fair activities in the coming weeks through our website www.ancasterfair.ca our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AncasterFair and our Instagram page www.instagram.com/ancasterfair1850/ . To receive updates, please follow our pages.
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.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created action by our government to protect and minimize the impact to our community.
As the situation continues to evolve we will continue to adapt our protocols.
Adhering to the COVID-19 response framework and respecting safety of the workplace, necessary precautions and protocols are in place including; monitored entrance gate, appointment bookings, mandatory masks per By-Law 20-155, pre-screening, limited gathering numbers, and physical distancing.
We value our members, volunteers, sponsors, and patrons and will ensure that we continue to work effectively to minimize the transmission of the virus and maintain a safe environment within our facility.