What’s summer without cotton candy, a ferris wheel and racing pigs?
The Abbotsford Agrifair promises all three — and much more — this B.C. Day long weekend, Aug. 1 to 4.
In its 104th year, the country fair aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural with a Pro Rodeo that includes bull riding, 4-H displays and a new saloon called the BARn.
The fair, at Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive, will also feature a series of performers on its community stage, including magician Gary Savard, wrestler Ted DiBiase and Tickles the Clown.
Canada’s only Lego-Certified Professional will also be at the fair, with two “build and play” areas set up for the public.
Buffalo Bill’s racing pigs and ducks are set for their local debut in the Kids Zone, where teens can also try out a go-kart track.
The Pro Rodeo takes place Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.
Other entertainment includes a concert by Audio Adrenaline, the Valley Voices Vocal Competition, cooking shows by Chef Dez and a display by Mike the Reptile Guy.
More than 41,500 people attended the Agrifair in 2013. The fair began in 1911.
For more information, visit www.agrifair.ca