Drayton Valley & District Agricultural Society

40 Years and Growing Strong

Evergreen Farmers' Market

Looking for things to do in Drayton Valley? The Evergreen Farmers' Market has been a local community favorite for 40 years. It was the first offering of the Drayton Valley & District Agricultural Society and is still the largest annual venture the society undertakes each year. The regular home of the Evergreen Farmers Market is the at the Wellhouse Building at 5416 Industrial Rd which takes place Wednesdays from 10:30 am-1:30 pm January through December. Our Christmas in September event will occur on Sept. 29 from 5-9 pm & 30 from 10:30 am-3:00 pm and is the biggest and best one Drayton Valley has each year with over 100 Alberta crafters and food producers. Saturday, July 1st the Market will be participating in the regular Canada Day Festivities of the town from 10:30 am-3:00 pm. For more information about the market visit our webpage, www.dvevergreenfarmersmarket.ca 

Fall Ag Fair & Bench Show

The Bench Show has also been part of the Ag Society annual events since the beginning. A Bench Show awards excellence in the Make it, Bake it, & Grow it categories. Art, photography, fruit, vegetables, baking, preserves, sewing, knitting, quilting, woodwork, hobbies and more are part of a fair event. The society has decided to partner with the Town of Drayton Valley Community Arts and Culture to celebrate Alberta Culture Days.  Drop your entries off early Saturday morning between 9:00-10:00 am. Pre-do your tags to make registration easier. Follow the book guidelines which will be available at the Evergreen Farmers Market Registration table in May and at the Library for a $2 fee. If you have an e-mail, follow the link and we will send you an e-copy of the book for your review. Cash awards are sponsored by a community grant and ribbons will be sponsored by the Ag Society. Community Volunteers will be needed on this day to assist with the entries and as judges helpers.  The Elinor Pickup will be hosting evening entertainment Friday Night. And this year Christmas in September is on the same weekend so stop by the Farmers' Market after you drop off your entries.  Make it whole day and see some of the amazing talent in our community. 


Adam Eckert was chosen as Best of Show for his Celtic Spoon carving. He was presented with a stained glass window.






Open Farm Days will be on August 19 & 20, 2017 with Hosts: 

 Bent River Ranch. 

Two Days of Ranch Rodeo, Bull Riding,and Farm Tours

Rodeo's are Sanctioned events.

Optional Steak Supper and campfire with the Cowboys for additional fee of $25. ($15 for steak supper, $5 for dessert, $5 for campfire & entertainment)


Team fees are $400 per team per day.

Individuals are $100 per person per day.

   For information on the Ranch Rodeo's please call Alton at 780-542-1894.

 

Antique Tractor Pull-2017 Saturday June 24th at the Lions Outdoor Rodeo Grounds:  Registration from 8:00 am-10:00 am -Pulls start at 10:00 am-4:00 pm

There is nothing that says "Farming" like an antique tractor pull! The Ag Society has had this family event for over 10 years using the Lions Outdoor Rodeo Grounds as the venue. This event has free admission and free entry. If you love tractors this is the place to be young or old!

The Antique Tractor Pull will join the Lions Fair on June 24th and then again for Alberta Culture Days on Saturday September 30th & Sunday Oct 1, 2017. Contact Mike for more information on this event or to register your tractor for this year at 780-202-0380, or message dvagsocietyinfo@gmail.com 

Scholarships

The Ag Society is firm in its belief that investing in education for our youth will support agriculture in the future. Scholarships are in the amount of $500.00 and may be applied for in consecutive years or up to 4 years after graduation.

Please submit the application form along with the required documents to the Scholarship Committee by October 15 of each year for consideration. Awards will be given out at the Guitars & Denim Celebration. Tickets will be included with successful applications. Anyone not able to attend in person, please send a family representative to accept on your behalf. Please make that known on the application form if you attend school away and will not be able to make it.

E-mail dvagsocietyinfo@gmail.com to get an application form sent to you!