• Lorna Hamilton

Vegreville Country Fair


Previous Vegreville Fair. Photo Credit: Rotimson Photography

The Vegreville Ag Society is hosting its Annual Country Fair from August 4-8.

The five-day event will feature everything that was in their previous year’s line-up including the Midway, chuckwagons, chariots, tradeshow, exhibit hall, marketplace, and kids zone. The horseshow will also be available and will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The much-anticipated event will also feature a bandshell with local performers and family fun games every day. The parade will kick off the Fair on August 4 at 11 a.m. and you can check out the new route at www.vegag.ca. The all popular beer gardens will be available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the arena with a cover charge of $5, and there will be a day beer garden at the Synergy Centre every day with no cover charge.

The Grandstand entertain will be a hot spot for attendees with scheduled events including: Hot Rod Tractor Pulls, Farm and Antique Tractor Pulls, a local band for two nights, as well as performances from local Abigail Durie, a Ventriloquist will also perform for two nights and 50/50 draws will happen every day.

Gate and ride passes can be purchased in advance; if you buy four gate passes you get the fifth for free if purchased before July 30. Single-day gate passes are $5 for children aged 3-12 years of age and $10 for anyone 13+ years of age. They will have a five-day pass special which is $20 for ages 3-12 years of age and $40 for 13+ years of age. Advance purchased ride passes are $35 per day and ride passes purchased at the Fair are $40 per day, it is good to note that purchasing gate passes in advance will get you through the gate quicker. If you would like to purchase your tickets in advance you can purchase them at the Vegreville Ag Society office at 4753 45 Avenue Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with all forms of payment, tickets can also be purchased at the Pysanka Park Market on Thursday from 5-8, or at the Rendezvous Park from July 28-30 with cash only.

Fireworks will be set off on Saturday at 11 p.m. and your gate pass enables you to watch all grandstand entertainment.

“We are thrilled about the grandstand and that we are one of the only places to have a fair with a Midway in Alberta. Our slogan for this year is bigger, better and stronger than ever. We are very proud of our Ag Society members and volunteers and our community for their support,” said Vegreville Ag Society president, Alan Baxandall.

For more information please contact the Ag office at 780-632-3950 or email vegrevilleagsociety@gmail.com