What’s Up at the Fairgrounds ?
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 and the count down is On!
The Fair is an exiting 3 days of family fun and entertaiment! Returning this year is our Smash 'Em Up Demolition Derby for two nights (Friday and Sunday) of good 'ol redneck fun! There will also be tractor pulls, from Antique, Lawn, and ATV to exotic trucks and modified, Cruize night Auto, Motorcyle and tractor show, Acrobats, stunt dogs, chuck wagons, Livestock shows. Family competitons such as Pedal pull tractors, baby show competition, pet show and new this year "Niagara's got Talent!" and Frog Jumping. To learn more: +Fair Entertainment, Contests & Competitions
The Homecraft, Livestock and 4-H are the traditional fair competitions and Prizebooks describing these competions are now out! Anyone can enter. Check out the new classes. Some great new activities to keep 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-winner will receive a golfing package. 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 prize money and ribbons. An electronic copy is available online: + Fair prizebooks Hardcopies are also available at the fair office, or Lowden’s Feeds
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 opporunity is a great way of doing do so. It's open to all youth in the Niagara region +more about the fair ambassador program
Also to get you to and from the fair, we will be offering busing from the three towns of Beamsville, Grimsby and Smithville. To find out more about the fair, schedules, admission, etc: +The West Niagara Fair
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.
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 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.”
“We encourage you to come and participate in events, rent our facilities and take part in all we have to offer!”