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So much more than just a agricultural growing contest

For many years, agricultural contests were part of the end of the growing season in many parts of Canada. The Hymers Fair was mostly an Agricultural Fair since the beginning over 100 years ago and still is in many ways. But if you were hoping to participate in something other than an agriculture related contest, there are plenty to choose from!

Check the link to the prize list below. The prize list will give you more information about the many contests we run. From competitions in drawing and needle arts like knitting, to photography and culinary challenges…there is something for everyone of all ages.

Trained judges will look at all entries in each class and determine which entries win and in what order. Prizes and associated ribbons get awarded without the judge or any of their assistants knowing the name of the participant, as it is hidden on the entry card and only revealed after the judging takes place. Next, most entries will be displayed in the Exhibit hall. All judged poultry, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and cows are housed in appropriate animal enclosures in a barn or roofed shelter.

The prize list typically also contains competitions in horsemanship for different disciplines.

Exhibit drop-off, viewing and pick-up times

Exhibits / entries must be dropped off on Friday between 6 and 8 PM or Saturday between 8 and 10 AM.
Viewings are on Sunday between 9 AM and 6 PM and on Monday between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Please pick up your exhibits on Monday between 6 and 7 PM.

Membership cards and a copy of your entry form must be shown for identification when you pick up your entries from the exhibit hall.

Ready for a challenge?

Download the 2023 Prize List


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