• The West Niagara Agricultural Society

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    Stuck inside? - Why not get a head start on entries for the 2021 fair?

    Get the 2021 (prev 2020) West Niagara Fair Homecraft Prizebook!+ details

  • The 2021 (previously 2020) Homecraft Prizebook is Available!

    + Get it here!

  • From Weddings to Livestock events, we have a variety of facilities to fully service your venue rentals! Contact our office for details! 

    Our Facility features 3, fully equipped buildings: A community centre (fully equipped commercial kitchen & holds up to 400 people ideal for weddings & community events); Livestock building (removable stalls & flexible for a variety of needs); Richardson building (fully groomed indoor ring ideal for riding and so much more) - Don't forget our outdoor rings, shelters and 93 acres of groomed property! Click for details

7402 MUD ST. W., GRASSIE, ON L0R 1M0

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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 home of  THE WEST NIAGARA FAIR! - held annually the weekend after Labour Day.

Special Notice - May 11, 2020

With heavy hearts, the West Niagara Agricultural Society announces today that due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we have cancelled the annual WEST NIAGARA FAIR scheduled to take place September 11-13, 2020 at our Fairgrounds.

We understand and respect the restrictions placed on public gatherings. To us what always comes first is the safety and well being of our Community, our Volunteers, our Sponsors, our Vendors and our Exhibitors.

The WEST NIAGARA FAIR will return September 10 to 12, 2021 with an even stronger commitment to promoting all things Agricultural.

We hope you all remain safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. Please monitor our Social Media sites for updates as they become available.

The Board of Directors
West Niagara Agricultural Society

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 2021 FAIR ? (the 2020 Fairbooks will now be the official books for 2021!) 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, the theme 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:  Please see the special Notice at the top of the page.  Our Next Fair will be September 10 to 12, 2021

The Fair is an exiting 3 days of family fun and entertainment!  Returning will be 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 the 2020 Prizebooks describing these competitions will be used in the 2021 event (so lots of time to prepare-this should be an exciting fair with lots of entries)!  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:  

    + 2021 ([previously 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 2021 West Niagara Fair

“We encourage you to come and participate in events, rent our facilities and take part in all we have to offer!”  

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The Agricultural Society is always looking for more volunteers. “We appreciate the dedicated volunteers who help us with our on-going projects, at our fair, at our events; and who sit on our Board of Directors and committees. Without the help of these volunteers, we would not be able to offer the programs, events and the facility for the good of the community. We encourage people of all ages and abilities to contact us if interested in volunteering to be a member of the board or if they simply would like to volunteer their time to help at the Fair or other society sponsored community events. To learn more: + volunteer

Recent Testimonial

  • The John Deere Foundation looks for community projects to support especially in communities with John Deere employees present. We have a strong focus on agriculture and community development.
    Mike Blonski, John Deere Canada
  • The new West Niagara Agricultural Centre will be an asset to agriculture, rural and small-town growth for our region. We are extremely proud to offer our support to this community venture through our donation of the John Deere lawn tractor.
    Jay denHollander, Premier Equipment

Scholarship application dealine

is Aug 15th each year!

Scholarship Program - supporting education in today's youth.

The Scholarship has been running since 2007 and 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 projects and are enrolled in a recognized post-secondary education program. The Tricia Vaughan Memorial Scholarship awards three scholarships in the amount of $1500.00, $1000.00 and $750.00. 

+ more about the Scholarship Program

Are you interested in being the next West Niagara Fair Ambassador?

Application deadline is Aug 30th!

Ambassador Program - developing today's youth for leadership tomorrow.

As in past years, the Society will support the Ambassador program and there will be another young person to assume the role of The West Niagara Ambassador. This young person is between the ages of 17 to 25 and has an interest in promoting agriculture, gaining experience in public speaking and enhancing their social presence, this opportunity is a great way of doing do so.  It's open to all youth in the Niagara region.

+more about the fair ambassador program 

West Niagara Fair is the weekend after Labour Day!
See you there!

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Trisha Vaughn Memorial Scholarship Winners from 2019

Trisha Vaughn Memorial Scholarship Winners from 2019

Posted Oct 10th, 2019 in News, In The News

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...

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WNAS Featured Events:

+ Junk in the trunk - Postponed

+ Spring Fling - May 30 - Postponed (evening)

+ Equine Schooling Series

+ WNAS General Meeting 3rd Tues

+ Next West Niagara Fair - Sept 11, 12 &13                        

+ see our "Events" Calendar more events on our facility


Looking for a location for your event? Big or small, one building, several buildings, outside areas or the entire facility are available for renting. Get details here: