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.
We have the return of the Women’s Institute display’s from quilting to fine needlework, and the school displays. We have added the Heavy horse pull, miniature show and the return of the Dock Dogs diving competition and chariot races
What would the Arnprior Fair be without Eastern Ontario’s best (if not the entire Province’s) DEMOLITION DERBY now two nights Thursday and Saturday.
Other events line our schedule for you to check out from pony rides, and yes, our music line up IS the best in the valley , with the headliner The Roadhammers. Do not forget to ride the World’s Finest Midway ,try the best fair food in the area.
Hope to see everyone at this year’s Fair, before we start Movin ‘ on.