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.
President – Cathy Oss
Vice-Presidents – Iris Friesen, Desmond Devnich
Secretary – Mary Giesler
Treasurer – Robin Goetz
Honourary President – Mayor Sharon Gaetz
Honourary Vice Presidents – MLA John Martin, MLA Laurie Throness, MP Mark Strahl
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