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With the end of the Fair year and the Christmas Season quickly approaching, the Board of Directors of the Richmond Agricultural Society would like to take a moment to thank the Community for another successful Fair. This year we had fantastic weather, and amazing support from our patrons.

We look forward to hosting you and your family next year to help us celebrate Richmond's 200th anniversary and the 174th edition of the Richmond Fair.

David Brown
Richmond Agricultural Society

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The Richmond Fair is unique in that it is by far the largest spectator event held annually within the surrounding community.

It promotes agricultural awareness within the City of Ottawa, a city with the largest agricultural land base and agricultural economy in Canada. The fair offers a venue for those in the community to showcase their arts, crafts, livestock, produce, etc. It is also an ideal place for hooking up with friends and neighbours.

Although the fair’s mandate has been to promote agricultural awareness within the community, the other non-agricultural events from previous years such as the demolition derby, live music shows, aerial shows, rock climbing, reptile shows, BMX bike shows, etc. provide a vast array of entertaining events for the whole family.

Over 30 different committees are involved in planning the Richmond Fair and other non-fair events held on the fairgrounds throughout the year. If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, come out and join us as a volunteer on one of our committees. Our annual fall fair is supported through fundraising events, donations & partnerships from individuals and businesses throughout our community.

We would like to again thank all previous years’ sponsors, patrons, visitors & volunteers. You all make our fair a success and hope you will be able to support us again this year.

The History of the Richmond Fair A Country Experience

The history of Richmond Fair began in 1844, an exhibition presented by the County of Carleton Agricultural Society, called Carleton County Fair, and located in Bytown, Bell Corners, and Richmond.

Books about the history of the fair are available at a cost of $15 from the Richmond Fair Office.

Information compiled by Marlene Lowry Greene.

To become a volunteer of the Richmond Fair, contact David Brown at 613-325-1631 or send an email to

The Richmond Fair is currently looking for new volunteers to join our team. The Richmond Agricultural Society hosts many functions on our grounds throughout the year. From horse & dog shows, to camping groups and fiddle & step dance teams. Come Fair time, we have over thirty committees that are always in need of volunteers.

If you are a student looking to fulfill your volunteer hours, or a fair goer with some extra time on your hands, we want YOU to join our team.

To see available volunteer position opportunities, please visit our Volunteering page.


Richmond Agricultural Society
P.O. Box 1210, Richmond, ON   K0A 2Z0
Tel: 613-838-3420   Fax: 613-838-3933

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