The annual Tricia Vaughan Memorial Scholarship celebrates young leaders who have excelled in their achievements as 4-H club members and at school and in their community. Now in its thirteenth year, the purpose of this program is to develop an awareness of the importance and benefits of higher education. It is offered by the West Niagara Agricultural Society with the cooperation and support of the Niagara 4-H Association to current members of Niagara 4-H who have completed at least six proje...
West Niagara Agricultural Centre
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7402 MUD ST. W., GRASSIE, ON L0R 1M0 - please use main entrance off Grimsby Road (Reg Road 12)
West Niagara Agricultural Society's goal is to promote its community and all things Agricultural!
The West Niagara Agricultural Society is also home of THE WEST NIAGARA FAIR! - held annually the weekend after Labour Day.
Events: Respecting Social Distancing - Doing our part to keep you Safe!
Due to the Corona Virus, COVID-19, we at the West Niagara fair are doing our part to help in preventing the spread and keeping people safe! As such we have closed our gates and are doing what we can by doing things remotely and keeping with the policy of social distancing. We are taking a positive outlook that ALL will do their part and stay home. We encourage you to find good wholesome activities to do for yourself and with your family.
In keeping with the idea of staying home... may we offer a suggestion? - WHY NOT USE THE TIME TO PREPARE ENTRIES FOR THE FAIR? Look at our Fair pages for Homecraft or Livestock entry categories and take this time to be creative! Entering items in the fair is open to anyone - City and town-folks, this means you too!Guidelines, rules and how to enter are in the prize books. (For those of you that are keeners, our theme for 2020 is "Fall leaves & Honey Bees", so there are bonus marks for incorporating this theme in your projects!
Most of All stay safe and know we care! Check our calendar for future planned activities: Note: some may be cancelled or dates change- It will depend on how we all play our part.
Keep an eye on the calendar, this website and facebook page for updates.
The Fairgrounds is a busy place every month all year round!
Weddings, reunions, meetings, banquets, etc are taking place in the Community Hall, and exciting events and competitions are almost every weekend in the Livestock and Richardson Buildings and Lowden Pavillion. Our Derby and Pull areas are also booked for lots of summer fun entertainment! Many events are free (or a nominal charge) and the public can just drop in and experience the activities taking place.
For example a couple of those fun, family events is flyball and the mini-horses.
It’s pretty noisy when Flyball comes to the Fairgrounds and pretty exciting especially to the dogs. Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without. They will be there for a few weekends this summer.
The Summer Classic" The Ontario Small Equine Show Association is a non-profit organization created to sustain and grow the Miniature Horse and Shetland Pony community within Ontario. Shows are open to the public. There also Alpaca shows, fundraisers, square dancing, and so much more.
A calendar of all events can be found on the website at: +Events at West Niagara Fairgrounds Also if you wish to rent the facility or any of the buildings on the facility please just contact our office.
West Niagara Fair: Our next fair is SEPT 11th-13th, 2020 - COME JOIN US!
The Fair is an exiting 3 days of family fun and entertainment! Returning this year is our Smash 'Em Up Demolition Derby for two nights of good 'ol redneck fun! There will also be tractor pulls, from Antique, Lawn, and ATV to exotic trucks and modified; Cruise night Auto, Motorcycle and tractor show; Acrobats; stunt dogs; chuck wagons; Livestock shows and much more are all in the plans. Family competitions such as Pedal pull tractors, baby show competition, pet show,"Niagara's got Talent!" and Frog Jumping. Also to get you to and from the fair, we will be offering busing from the three towns of Beamsville, Grimsby and Smithville.
The Homecraft, Livestock and 4-H are the traditional fair competitions and Prizebooks describing these competitions are now out! Anyone can enter. Check out the new classes. Some great new activities to keep you and the kids busy this summer.
- Back again is the Milk Poster Contest sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Niagara. Make a poster with the theme, “Drink Milk, Love Life. The first 25 entries will receive a free milkshake from the 4H Food Booth.
- The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies is having a Chocolate Chip Cookie competition. Contest is open to youth up to 15 years of age. The winner will go on to enter the District competition. All you need is 8 great tasting cookies displayed on a clean, sturdy plate.
- Returning to the fair is the Gentlemen’s Only Class. Men enter your best baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- Don’t forget about the Fantastic Angel Food Cake Contest-1 cake, not iced sponsored by the Ontario Egg Producers. Cake must be made from scratch. One hundred dollars goes to the first prize winner! Minor Brothers are sponsoring the Youth Poster Competition.
- A Poster Promoting Your Fair could earn Junior, Intermediates and Seniors $15.00, $10.00 or $5.00.
- Many more Wee Ones, Junior, Senior and Open Classes are offered with great prizes/money and ribbons.
- An electronic copy is available online:
+ 2020 Homecraft Prize book (Hard copies will later on be available at the fair office, or Lowden’s Feeds)To find out more about the fair, schedules, admission, etc: + The 2020 West Niagara Fair
“We encourage you to come and participate in events, rent our facilities and take part in all we have to offer!”