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Ancaster Fair 2020 to be Re-Imagined

The 170th Ancaster Fair scheduled for the 3rd weekend after Labour Day, September 24-27, 2020, will not take place due to COVID-19. A re-imagined event is currently being planned with details to follow in the coming weeks.

The Ancaster Agricultural Society (AAS) Board of Directors made the difficult but prudent decision on Monday, June 8 after surveying their membership and reviewing the state of the Province in the wake of COVID-19.

We are grateful for the confidence and support our sponsors and vendors continue to provide. This will allow us to move forward with our vision to stay present throughout 2020.

This is only the second Ancaster Fair that has been cancelled in our 170 year history. The decision, impact, and ripple effect will be great. The Fair was cancelled in 1937 due to Infantile Flu, polio. The decision to not host the 170th Fair in 2020 is not the end of our year. In the coming weeks we will be putting together an interactive schedule of educational videos and competitions. We encourage our loyal and valued supporters to follow us on our social media platforms for updates. We are certain you’ll find something for the whole family.

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. The plan is to begin construction on the new Fairground Events Centre in the Fall of 2020 and to be completed by Summer 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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