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Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Organization

The Richmond Agricultural Society is a registered, not-for-profit organization, incorporated under a provincial act, the “Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act”.  The Society has a board of directors who are elected at an annual meeting.  The annual meeting is open to everyone and is held the second last Tuesday in January.  It costs $10.00 to become a member of the Society and $10.00 to be a Richmond Fair exhibitor, call (613) 838-3420 or e-mail us at richmondfair@sympatico.ca.  Visit our Web site at www.richmondfair.ca to view details of our organization, upcoming events during the year or at Richmond Fair.  You will also discover links to many other interesting agricultural sites.

The Richmond Agricultural Society has over 30 committees, composed of more than 400 devoted volunteers who work hard together each year for numerous events during the year including one of the most popular fairs in Eastern Ontario, the Richmond Fair.

 

Our Objective

We aim to present all facets of agriculture and rural life in a manner that is both educational and entertaining to the rural and urban/consumer-oriented fair-goers.

 

How We Support Our Society

  • Corporations
  • Small businesses
  • Service clubs
  • Professional practices
  • Community-minded individuals
  • Volunteer-operated functions

 

Membership Affiliations

  • Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS)
  • Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions (CAFÉ)
  • Ottawa Festival’s Network
  • Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Canadian Recorded Music Licensing Company (Re:Sound)

Richmond Agricultural Society Executive - 2023

President Dave Seabrook
1st Vice President: Doug Seabrook
2nd Vice President: Duncan MacGibbon
Past President: Rob Parks

Homecraft President: Cathy Craig
G.M. / Secretary: Ron McRostie
Treasurer: Matt Covey
Bookkeeper: Eleanor Kelly

Committee Chairpersons – 2023

Attractions & Entertainment

Beer Gardens: David Rea
Entertainment: Jason Manion
Demolition Derby: Doug Seabrook
Lawn Tractor Pull: Gavin Grusnick
Agriculture Awareness: Mikhaila Kavanagh
Vintage Village: David Seabrook
Kiddyland: Aida Attar

Senior Wagon Rides: Rick Todd
Golf Cart Shuttle Service: Rick Todd
Parade: Hannah Sample
Senior Visits: Cindy Brown
Concessions: Andre Messier

Homecraft

Antiques & Collectibles: Marg Todd
Home Brewing: Marg Todd
Fruits & Vegetables: Cathy Craig
Floral: Karen Donaldson
Arts & Handicrafts: Sue Dewar/Brenda Thomas
Culinary Arts: Debra Schouten

Junior Division: Sue Getty
Quilts: Alison Tranter/Sheri Kavanagh
Youth Poster: Sue Getty
Special Needs:
4-H: Cindy Brown
School Program: April Milroy

Livestock

Heavy Horses: Duncan MacGibbon
Miniature Horses: Jordan Alma
Saddle & Harness: Tricia Schouten
Open Horse & Pony: Johanna Kavanagh

Dairy Cattle: Kenny Stuyt
Beef Cattle: Chris Lawton
4-H Dairy/Beef: Cindy Brown
Sheep: Kyle Seguin

History of Richmond Fair

The Richmond Agricultural Society was formed in 1841 as the Carleton County Agricultural Society.  In 1895, the Fair moved its operation from Bell's Corners to "Goodwood Park" in Richmond.  One of the reasons for moving to "Goodwood Park" was the excellent horse racing track owned by Hugh Reilly.  Racing events were extremely popular attractions for many years.  The Society leased the Park, for the duration of the Fair.  In 1927, the Agricultural Society purchased the property, 17.4 acres, for $2500, making it the permanent site of the Fair.  In 1950, the Village of Richmond's Town Hall was purchased and moved on to the site. As the Dining Hall, it has been a social centre for the Agricultural Society and the surrounding community.  That same year a new community centre was dedicated to the fallen soldiers of two world wars.  In 1962, the Society purchased an additional piece of adjoining property, 2.4 acres, from Harold Oscar Brown for $2000.  In 1979, the old Agricultural Display Building was replaced by a new curling rink, which is used for Homecraft and Commercial displays during the Fair.

Since the Agricultural Society's first Fair in 1844, the fall festival has been an opportunity for families to enjoy viewing the best of their neighbour's kitchens, crops, livestock, and machinery.  In the early years Agricultural Societies pooled resources to improve breeds, to purchase specialized machinery, and to provide a place for the sale of products from the kitchens, gardens, dairy and poultry of members.  This cooperative spirit still exists.

The agricultural fair is no longer the main source of information about improved agricultural practices and new technologies.  However, with the development of urban and suburban communities near our villages, the fairs play an important role in exposing the general public to agricultural practices.  As people move away from the farm, the Fair is a way to remind them about where their food comes from.  All this still occurs each year at the Richmond Fair, the third week‑end in September.

 

How You Can Help

Sponsors and donors of the Richmond Fair can get recognition of their participation in the fair in many ways.  All early sponsorships and donors are listed in the fair program, the Fair Book and in at least two locations on the Fairgrounds during the Fair.  When you support the Richmond Agricultural Society, you are also giving back to the community.

The following are some partnership opportunities offered to our dedicated sponsors:

  • Outside concession space
  • Outside Stage entertainment
  • Children Entertainment Area
  • Promote your business by entering a float in the Richmond Fair parade
  • Press releases of major sponsors in local newspapers
  • Promotion of your company or business on the Society website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Fairground promotion of major sponsors
  • Sponsor advertising in fair flyers, posters, etc.
  • Sponsorship of livestock show classes with public announcement of your support
  • You (or your company name) will be recognized in the fair=s promotional material wherever possible
  • Free gate admission passes/arena entertainment passes
  • Official tax receipts are issued for all cash donations

You will have the personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made an important and valuable contribution to the quality of life in our community.

If you are interested in becoming a partner of the Richmond Agricultural Society, please contact the Fair Office at 613 838-3420 or email: richmondfair@sympatico.ca today and discover why the Richmond Agricultural Society is the perfect place for partners hips within our community.

More detail on Richmond Fair Partnership Sponsor Opportunities follow and a listing of last year’s partners.

Richmond Fair Partnership Sponsor Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship : $10,000+

  • 30 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • our name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 6 Major Sponsor Badges
  • Title rights to one of the Day at Fair (based on availability)

Premium Sponsorship : $5,000 - $9,999

  • 25 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 6 Major Sponsor Badges
  • Title rights to one of the Day at Fair (based on availability)

Platinum Sponsorship : $2,500 - $4,999

  • 20 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 4 Major Sponsor Badges

Diamond Sponsorship : $1,500 - $2,499

  • 15 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 2 Major Sponsor Badges

Gold Sponsorship : $500 - $999

  • 10 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site

Silver Sponsorship : $250 - $499

  • 6 to 8 Gate Admissions (depending on amount of $$)
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds

Bronze Sponsorship : $100 - $249

  • 4 - 6 Gate Admissions (depending on amount of $$)
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored

Friends of the Fair : $50 - $99

  • 2 Gate Admissions (depending on amount of $$)
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book

The Richmond Agricultural Society wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2021 Richmond Fair

We apologize for any omissions or errors in this listing; late or smaller (friends of the fair) donations are not included.  We also thank the many businesses and individuals volunteering their services, before, during, and after the fair, whose names may not be included at this time.

Corporate - $10,000 or more

  • Bell Media
  • Caivan (Fox Run) Limited
  • City of Ottawa

 

Premium - $5,000 to $9,999

  • Fallowfield Tree Farm
  • Gilmore Printing
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs
  • Robinson Amusements Ltd.

 

Platinum - $2,500 to $4,999

  • Caltrio Company Ltd.

 

Diamond - $1,000 to $2,499

  • Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.
  • Bradley-Kelly Construction Ltd.
  • Schouten Construction
  • Ottawa Valley Supply & Solutions
  • Capital Services
  • Tricia A. Schouten Barrister & Solicitor
  • Tubman Funeral Homes
  • MolsonCoors Canada
  • Kerry Argue General Welding & Fabrication
  • Ben Wightman Real Estate
  • Marlboro Farms Inc.
  • Ottawa Valley Tree Experts
  • William Reid
  • Schouten Corner View Farms Ltd.

 

Gold - $500 to $999

  • C & N Electric
  • B&T MacFarlane Ottawa Limited
  • Bayview Windows
  • Capital Grading Ltd.
  • Richmond Auto Care
  • Carleton Farm Seed Ltd.
  • LBL Contracting Excavation & Trucking
  • Fallowfield Tree Farm
  • Adam Kittle Enterprises
  • L. Perkins Lumber Co. Ltd.
  • Vanson Transport
  • Dave Murray Electric
  • Post Card Perfect
  • McKee Engineering
  • Goldie Mohr
  • Cranberry Creek Dairy Farms Ltd.
  • Auto Searchers Limited
  • Miller’s Farm Market & Garden Centre
  • Talos Custom Homes
  • CIBC Richmond
  • Stone & Bush Farms
  • Stephenson Land Management Inc.
  • Crombie Investments Limited
  • Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
  • AJL Construction Ltd.
  • Golden Triangle Signs
  • William and Steph Sample

 

Silver - $250 to $499

  • Canadian Hackney Society
  • Air Rock Drilling Co. Ltd.
  • M.  Hill Insurance Brokers
  • Christine Lunn Insurance
  • Stittsville Goulbourn Historical Soc.
  • Wilson Enterprises
  • Stittsville Trailer & Auto
  • H. Scarabelli Imperial Electric
  • The Marlborough Pub and Eatery
  • Southpaw Contracting Ltd.
  • Rhodes & Williams Ltd.
  • Gather & Grow
  • Shelly Todd
  • PFC Property Management Inc.
  • The Shop Woodworking 

 

Bronze Partners - $100 to $499

  • Don & Marg Sadler
  • GT Signs
  • Willows Agriservice
  • Marg & Don Sadler
  • Eastern Ontario Pleasure Driving Soc.
  • Cindy Brown
  • Linda Carter (Arnold Dobson Memorial)
  • Connie & Jim Brophy
  • Wilson Law Partners
  • Tercon Heating & Cooling
  • Joyce & William Cook
  • Cathy Craig
  • Ottawa Beef Farmers Association
  • Wayne & Shirley Scharf
  • The Cabinet Shop
  • Picken Quarter Horses
  • Equine Massage Therapist
  • Douglas Stables
  • Ottawa Valley Large Animal Clinic
  • Walter & Donna Foster
  • Glenn Fisher
  • Jeff & Joan McCormick
  • John & Barb Fraser
  • FreshCo Bells Corners
  • Scotiabank
  • Edna Crabb
  • Nancy Grundy
  • Fine Veterinary Medicine
  • Bonnie Jensen (Remax Metro-City Realty)
  • Ron & Joy McCurdy
  • McGee Fencing Ltd.
  • Cheryl Ralph
  • Eleanor Ross
  • TD Bank
  • Keith & Lorna Wilson

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Become a Volunteer

  • One of the largest Agricultural Fairs in the Capital region
  • Free access to all onsite shows and events at the Richmond Fair
  • Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Richmond Fair, and our community
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Richmond Agricultural Society

Contact Us

Richmond Agricultural Society
P.O. Box 1210
Richmond, ON, K0A 2Z0
Email: richmondfair@sympatico.ca

Tel: 613-838-3420
Fax: 613-838-3933

Please be advised that the winter hours for the Fair office is 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice.

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