Chilliwack Fair This Weekend

By August 6, 2014Valley News

The 142nd Annual Chilliwack Exhibition Fair is being held August 8-10.

Cover Photo: Kirtus DeFehr

From the Chilliwack Exhibition Fair:

In 1873, the non-profit Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society incorporated and began producing the Chilliwack Exhibition and Fair. The Fair has run continuously since then and is the second-oldest fair in British Columbia.

A Community Event
The culture and heritage of Chilliwack is what makes our community strong and unique. The Fair is an opportunity to celebrate all that the community has to offer and despite being the foundation on which it was built, the Fair is about much more than agriculture.  We are proud to feature many local artists, organizations and businesses throughout the Fair.  Opportunities to participate in the Fair are countless, whether as a 4-H member showing a favourite animal, an entrant in the annual Fruit Pie Baking Contest, an event sponsor, or a volunteer in any of a number of different capacities during fair time.

Our Many Partners
The Chilliwack Agricultural Society enjoys strong relationships with our long term partners and strives to develop new partnerships in the community. Some of our many partners include the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association, the Chilliwack Rodeo Association, Chilliwack 4-H District, the Chilliwack Arts Council, Chilliwack Rotary, Chilliwack Kiwanis, the Chilliwack Schools Garden Program, the City of Chilliwack, Tourism Chilliwack, Heritage Park and the University of the Fraser Valley.

2013-2014 Officers
President – Cathy Oss
Vice-Presidents – Iris Friesen, Desmond Devnich
Secretary – Mary Giesler
Treasurer – Robin Goetz

Honourary President – Mayor Sharon Goetz
Honourary Vice Presidents – MLA John Les, MLA Gwen O’Mahony, MP Mark Strahl

2013-2014 Directors
Mary Askey, Len Blackstock, Eugenia Carnegie, Desmond Devnich, Iris Friesen, Mary Giesler, Robin Goetz, Renee Higginson, Ed Hinkley, Holly Longmuir, Cathy Oss, Dave Parker, Sharon Peel, Kay Popke, Charles Thomson, Lawrence VanderPeet, Ron Finnegan, Natalie Sache

Enter into the Fair!

It’s not to late to drop off your entry forms!  Pick up a 2014 Prize Book at the Fair office (7590 Lickman Rd) or at any of the following locations:

  • Fabricland
  • The Mill Store
  • Minter Country Garden
  • Harvest Cafe
  • Decades Cafe
  • Country West Supply
  • The Chilliwack Cultural Centre
  • Aunt Debbie’s Knit and Stitch
  • The Progress
  • The Times
  • Trask’s Supply
  • Little Mountain Greenhouse
  • Sequoia Garden Centre
  • Julie Anne’s Art and Framing
  • Downtown Leisure Centre
  • YMCA
  • Cheam Centre
  • Downtown and Sardis Library
  • Envision Financial (Cheam Ave.)
  • Cottonwood Mall (info booth)
  • Hamels
  • Murray Honda
  • Classic Scrapbooking
  • Save-On-Foods (Vedder)
  • Signal Signs
  • Sparkling Ideas
  • Farm Girl Market
  • Chances
  • Chilliwack Wool & Craft Shop


Chances Community Stage

Locals Bill and Marie from Sweetwater Entertainment bring you Bonnie Kilroe in the Home and Garden building on the Chances Stage. Bonnie is known for her amazing celebrity impersonations and she will be performing The Divas Show and The Country Queens Show.  Don’t miss out on what will be an entertaining show on Saturday August 9th at 3pm and again at 7pm.

Fair Gate Hours
Friday, August 8th: 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday, August 9th: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday, August 10th: 9am – 5 pm

Fair Building 1 & 2 Hours
Friday, August 8th: 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, August 9th: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, August 10th: 10 am – 5 pm

**Building 3 (with Barnyard Babies and Livestock) is open regular gate hours each day from 9 am onwards.





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