Tracing Agrifair’s history, the first fair was in 1911, one year after the British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) arrived, thus ensuring a rapid rate of growth to the Village of Abbotsford. Imagine how fairs have changed, from the old gypsies and crystal balls to midway rides and award winning competitions. Agrifair is continuing to grow in agriculture content, livestock content, family entertainment and education. Imagine after 107 years we are still the best little country fair! And this is only possible due to the growth in community support.
Abbotsford Agrifair is a not-for-profit (NFP), registered charitable organization operated by a volunteer board of ten directors working with one full time staff member. Thank you to the City of Abbotsford, BC Gaming, our sponsors and volunteers who help create this three day event that bridges the gap between ‘urbanites’ and ‘ruralites”. Support received from our sponsors is the cornerstone of our financial sustainability.
We will continue to promote & educate the importance of agriculture. We will continue to showcase our local talent in all areas. We will continue to work with local schools offering students a place to volunteer. We will continue to involve as much of the community of Abbotsford as possible!
Annually each director volunteers approximately forty hours to attend monthly meetings. In addition each will spend up to another two hundred hours planning, organizing, making contacts and generally getting ready for opening day.
Agrifair is an integral part of enriching family life in our diverse and inclusive community. Agrifair is a community leader that celebrates our past and embraces our future through innovative fun, family events and education.