Around Town: Abbotsford Agrifair 2018

**We were provided with passes to attend this year’s Agrifair but the opinions listed below are my own.**

Abbotsford’s first Agrifair was in 1911. It has grown from the old gypsies and crystal balls to midway rides and to the educational livestock and agricultural event that it is today. Agrifair is located at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford. There were two parking lots available which made parking easy to find and was inexpensive.

We started off at the midway which was sponsored by Shooting Star Amusements. They had approximately 10 rides to choose from and an all day ride pass was $35. After the rides, we headed over to the food truck area and watched Saw Valley’s Ryan Cook make custom carvings with his chainsaw. His pieces were gorgeous. From there we grabbed some mini donuts and took a seat on the bleachers to watch the Laughing Loggers show. It was fun and interactive. Children were given the opportunity to throw hatchets and compete in a mini logger competition. In the main building we wandered through different community vendors and got to vote on LEGO displays. We popped by the Mobile Dairy Classroom so my daughter could practice her cow-milking skills. The Fat Chance Ranch and local 4-H Clubs had several animals on site and many volunteers to answer questions about the animals. It was really informative. The RCMP Musical Ride was performed by a troop of 32 riders and horses. They added a tribute to Constable Davidson to this year’s performance. The Musical Ride performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. We ended our day at the fair taking in Richard’s Racing Pigs & Ducks show. The show that was about 28 mins of Richard and 2 mins of Pigs & Ducks though.

This years attractions:

A Star Art Parlor

Bells and Whistles Mini Golf

Family Relief Room

Fraser Valley Antique Farm Machinery

Fraserway RV Family Fun Building


Mobile Dairy Classroom

Gary Savard Magic Show

Poultry in Motion

Shooting Star Amusements

Twisters Gymnastics

For more information about next year’s Agrifair:

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