Home of the 171st Ancaster Fair, September 23-26, 2021.
Hamilton is in STEP 1. Best of health to all.
Rain Barrel Fundraiser on now!

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.

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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