Welcome to the Binbrook Ag Society

166th Binbrook is going virtual this weekend. Although we can’t physically get together many of our local volunteers are hosting live virtual farming sessions this weekend. Check them out on our social media:

https://www.facebook.com/binbrookfair
https://www.instagram.com/binbrookfair.bas/

Office Hours
Monday 10:30am-2:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am-2:30pm
Thursday 10:30am-2:30pm
Closed for the weekend
Or call for appt office (905) 692-4003 to make alternate arrangements.

Address:
2600 Regional Road #56
PO Box 244
Binbrook, Ontario
L0R 1C0

Please Note:                                                                  
All dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after while on the Fairgrounds.   
**NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED ON THE GROUNDS DURING THE FAIR**
Trained Service Dogs are permitted at all times.
Dogs brought solely for the purpose of Saturday’s pet show are permitted, but expected to depart after the show. Please have them on a leash, and keep them clear of all livestock.

Greetings BAS Members, Friends, and the Greater Binbrook Community.

It is with sadness and regret, that we must write today and let you know that the 2020 Binbrook Fall Fair, has been cancelled.

The Board met this week and passed this difficult motion, perhaps our toughest since 1854.
We didn’t make this decision lightly, or quickly, but it was in the end without objection.

We engaged as many of our stakeholders as possible, including;

  • all 3 levels of our elected government
  • the City of Hamilton Covid-19 team
  • vendors, merchants, and key entertainment players for the fair
  • the community
  • and most importantly, our very dedicated and diverse team of volunteers – who put everything together each year, and make it happen

For the sake of our team, for the sake of the community, and care for all, this sadly must be the reality for 2020.

Once decided however, we immediately began on discussions of positive alternative actions, because;.
“When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.
And if a hurricane wipes out your lemon orchard and half the barn, you get a lot of friends together, and pickup some more cups!”
😉

We have formed a working group, to find us the best ways to uniquely and meaningfully, share the heritage and success of agriculture and the fair, in our community.
A lot of hard work goes into people’s efforts & entries for the Fair each year, and we want to make sure that is recognized.
We are looking at the potential for live agricultural tours, and related Ag Education, for families and youth.
And we are also trying to see, if the realities of this fall’s lack of activity, present us with any unique opportunities in our history, for a renewed investment in our community, in alignment with our published constitutional mandate.

Plus; we are still hopeful that elements of our work, such as the Farmer’s Market, might also be able to make a return in the fall. Even if just for a short “Harvest Market” run, as that would be awesome.

As always, we welcome your ideas and support. Please share.
This is a community organization, and as a not-for-profit that has been here since 1854, we’re with you, and we’re here for the long run.

Be well, and keep an eye on our website, signs, newspaper, and social media for updates!
Your Binbrook Agricultural Society