The Flos Agricultural Society, home of the Elmvale Fall Fair is pleased to announce the 2023 Elmvale Fall Fair will take place Thanksgiving weekend, October 6 and 7, 2023, at the Elmvale Fairgrounds where we will be celebrating our 161st fair.
Get growing, sewing and ready for showing!
Find your competition section in the Prizebook. Browse the categories of Crafts, Photography, Sheep, Grains, Jr Fair Prize List and more
2023 Midway Ticket Update
As of September 11, 2023, Please be advised the 2023 midway tickets are NOT yet available for sale
Come and See the Parades at Elmvale Fall Fair School Parade Friday, October 6, 2023 | 12 pm Line up at H.C.E.S. Grounds School parade with floats. Over 1000 students from 6 area schools will be marching down Main Street Elmvale – ending at the Fairgrounds
Time to Prepare is Now.
Entries can be found here. Read the instructions very caefully.
No Pets Allowed at Elmvale Fall Fair
2023 ELMVALE FALL FAIR
The local Elmvale Fall Fair is quickly approaching and it is with great excitement that we once again call on our local residents and businesses for our famous Decorating Contest. The three divisions include: 1) Roadside Bale Display 2) Residential Decorating and 3) Business Decorating. Our theme for the 2023 fair is “Sew It, Grow It, Show It”. Registration is now online and can be found at the Elmvale Fall Fair website www.elmvalefallfair.com/competition/roadside-decorating Please ensure your entry is registered and completed by September 27th, 2023, as the judging of the displays will take place at any time after this date. You are encouraged to visit our website or prize book for additional competition details. Promote our very own Elmvale Fall Fair, while adding interest and colour to our community for our Thanksgiving Homecoming!
Any questions please contact the committee: Ariel Buchanan, Sue Kerslake, Brenda Munshaw or Sally Wilcox.
Next submission date for this report is September 24TH 2023.
Last Year’s Ambassadors for the Flos Agricultural Society
As the 2022/2023 Elmvale Fall Fair Ambassador for the Flos Agricultural Society, I had the privilege of representing and promoting the Fair and the agricultural community in the area.
This experience was truly unforgettable. Filled with opportunities to engage with local farmers, vendors, and community members, while
also learning about the facets of the agricultural industry.
One of the highlights of my experience was attending the Elmvale Fall Fair itself. From witnessing the stunning displays of prize-winning livestock and produce, to participating in various competitions and events, it was truly a whirlwind weekend. I was thrilled to have the chance to interact with fair-goers of all ages, answer their questions, and share my enthusi- asm for the agricultural community.
I also had the opportunity to attend the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies conven- tion, where I learned about the latest developments and innovations in farming practices. I was able to network with professionals and industry leaders. It was truly eye-opening to see the level of dedication and hard work that goes into farming and agriculture, and to witness firsthand the ways in which these individuals are working to shape the future of the sector.
Overall, my experience as the Elmvale Fall Fair Ambassador for the Flos Agricultural Society was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that allowed me to engage with and learn from some of the most passionate and knowledgeable individuals in the agricultural community. I will always cherish the memories and skills that I gained during this year, and I look forward to continuing to promote and advocate for this essential industry in the years to come.
by Camry Miller – SR Fall Fair Ambassador
My name is Riley Klein Gebbinck and I have had the honour of being your Jr. Ambassador for the past year. Growing up in Elmvale, the Fall Fair has been a big part of my family’s tradition. During my year I was able to participate in the Fair itself, assisting with handing out ribbons for the livestock events. I have since then participated in the annual Santa Clause Parade, sitting in on a couple of meetings
where I have been able to work on my public speaking skills and learning how much work it takes to run this Fair.
I am proud and honoured to have had this role and cannot wait to see what the future of the Elmvale Fall Fair has in store for us.
by Riley KleinGebbinck – JR Fall Fair Ambassador
Who Will Be The 2023-24 Flos Society Ambassadors?
The eligibility for the SENIOR AMBASSADOR competition is any persons 15 years of age and older.
This year’s competition will be held Sunday Oct 1, 2023. There will be a gathering where participants will enjoy some fellowship with each other, committee members, members from the Fair Board, the previous Ambassadors and this year’s judges, over some light refreshments.
Each contestant will have an interview with the panel of judges. After the interviews, the participants will introduce themselves in front of the audience, answer an impromptu question and deliver a 3 to 5 minutes speech on the topic of their choice. An audience will be encouraged to listen to the impromptu questions as well as the prepared speeches. The Ambassador and runner ups will be announced at the conclusion of the event. This will allow them to enjoy a whole week leading up to, and including a fun filled weekend at the fair the next weekend. There will be many events to participate in during the week and on the fair weekend including riding in both Friday and Saturday parades, bringing greetings, handing out ribbons, greeting Fairgoers, and overall, enjoying the fair while representing the Flos Agricultural Society.
The eligibility for the JUNIOR AMBASSADOR competition is open to any persons in grade 7 and eight.
These contestants will also enjoy some fellowship with each other, committee members, members from the Fair Board, the previous Ambassador and this year’s judges, over some light refreshments. Each contestant will have an interview with the panel of judges. Participants will be judged on personality, communication skills, their personal introductions, in front of the audience, creativity being shown with a flag or banner creation, community involvement, and a two minute speech with a topic being this year‘s theme “sew it, grow it, show it.”
The Jr. Ambassador and runner ups will be announced at the conclusion of the afternoon.
If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity please contact Corrie Wimmer 705-795-1203 Rowan King 705-229-1274
Matt Garwood 705-717-1707. By Rowan King