Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Keeping things "FRESH" at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

The Fair – “The Fair is a great community to volunteer in.”“The Ancaster Fair is all about “Fabulous Family Fun!”

THE INSIDE SCOOP presents Kathy Smith, Manager

Ancaster Agricultural Society and Ancaster Fairgrounds

THE INSIDE SCOOP presents Kathy Smith, Manager
Ancaster Agricultural Society and Ancaster Fairgrounds
Can you tell us about the Ancaster Fairgrounds and the facilities available?
Facilities Available ~ “The Ancaster Fairgrounds is 100 acres in size and has 10 buildings that are used for a wide variety of events throughout the year.  Marritt Hall is the largest of these and the most used.  A year round facility that can host  a number of  functions at the same time or one large function on the main floor with smaller break out rooms on the second floor.  Our concession building is also a year round facility that regularly hosts such events as dog shows, roller derby events, stag & does, even memorial services.  Our indoor show arena has a 100’ x 220’ show area that regularly has horse shows, cattle shows and even sheep shows using the building.  We have three outdoor horse rings of various size that also play host to many different discipline shows.  The remainder of the buildings are not insulated and are used mainly for our fair but occasionally will see other events take place as well.  We have lots of grass and parking areas that are also used for many events during the year”.
How does the Ancaster Agricultural Societykeep things fresh” for the patrons, participants and vendors?
Keeping things fresh ~ “There are always new events and activities being added to the program for the Ancaster Fair.  While the main activities of the fair revolve around the competitions, livestock shows are hard to really change what they are doing, unless you are introducing a new breed, the homecraft and school fair competition classes get changed on a yearly basis.  For 2014 we will be adding a Donkey and Mule show to the list of livestock events.  We have also introduced a fair wide theme of Oh Canada! So there should be some great additions to this year’s Fair events”.
Stay tuned for more with Kathy Smith, Manager of the Ancaster Agricultural Society and Ancaster Fairgrounds and don’t forget to check out their website at http://www.ancasteragriculturalsociety.ca/. … Next SCOOP: Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteer Appreciation, Techniques for managing Volunteers.
Our interview continues …

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