The Agricultural Society was first called the Balmer Island Fair, and later the Stewartville Fair. On September 25th, 1867 the McNab Agricultural Society held an annual exhibition in Arnprior.
Between 1896 and 1910 the McNab Agricultural Society did not receive any government grants and may have been dormant. In 1910 the fair was moved to Stewarton and the McNab Agricultural Society was re-organized as the Arnprior Agricultural Society with 120 members. After World War II, Stewarton was annexed by Arnprior, and the annual event continues today as the Arnprior Fair.
It is with great excitement that the board of directors of the Arnprior Agricultural Society has secured a property for this years fair.
The Arnprior Agricultural Society is in a rebuild/rebrand mode. Since the early 1860’s, the Arnprior Agricultural Society called 10 Galvin Street home. Given the circumstances that we faced in the last couple years, we regretfully had no other choice but to sell the property. It was not an easy decision to make. It has been a very stressful time for our board of directors. It is with great perseverance and determination that this board has. I personally want to thank each and everyone who have contributed their time to making this possible.
The 2019 fair will be held at the end of VanDusen Dr in Arnprior. Now that the property has been secured, we now have to work extra hard to get to planning the fair and events. I can tell you that we will be offering the pay one price admission again this year. There will also be parking on the property for approximately 200 vehicles.
Thank you for your patience and I hope to see everyone at the new location.
Brad Runtz President