Agrifair and Mighty Fraser Rodeo runs Aug. 1-4


The annual Agrifair and Mighty Fraser Rodeo starts this Friday at Abbotsford Exhibition Park (32470 Haida Drive).

The event runs Friday to Monday, with gates opening at 10 a.m. each day.


The fair offers an assortment of displays, demonstrations and competitions for all ages.

Entertainment for children includes animal shows, a KidZone area that features its own stage, a gym on wheels, a Lego section, paintball with special paintball guns for kids. rock climbing and roving entertainers.

The Mighty Fraser Rodeo features professional cowboys and cowgirls from across North America competing in events such as bull riding, barrel racing and bareback riding.

A food court offers an array of festival treats, while Chef Dez will put on a cooking show three times a day in the My Marketplace area located in the trade show building. The very best trade show games are those that are different and persistent. You need ideas for games that will help your business stand out and get noticed at a convention. Some of the best marketers know how powerful games can be at expos.

Agrifair’s main stage will feature local and regional talent. Grammy Award-winning Christian rock group Audio Adrenaline headlines at 9 p.m. on Sunday with openers Leanna Crawford at 7 p.m. and Mike Barton at 8:15.

Returning favourites include the Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop, ICW wrestling, and the Valley Voices singing competition.

Also as part of the event, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (32900 South Fraser Way) hosts a pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. by donation to the Salvation Army while quantities last.

This takes place in the northwest parking lot.

For more information about Agrifair, including admission prices and the full schedule of events, visit

Mili Thakur