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 Mackenzie Center (5737 45 Ave) which takes place Wednesdays from 10:30 am-1:30 pm March through December. Our Christmas in September event will occur on September 29, 2018 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. Monthly Super Saturday's this year are January 27, February 24, March 31, April 14, May 12, June 16, August 18, September 29, October 13, November 10, December 15. Saturday markets go from 10:30 am-3:00 pm.  
For more information about the market visit our webpage, www.dvevergreenfarmersmarket.ca 

Fall Ag Fair & Bench Show 2018 TBA

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  partnered with the Town of Drayton Valley Community Arts and Culture Groups to celebrate Alberta Culture Days the first weekend in October for the past 2 years, however the weather is often cold and crowds are thin.  This years' event is to be determined. Tentative dates might be August 18 in conjunction with the Farmers Market and Open Farm 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.  


Adam Eckert was chosen as Best of Show for his Celtic Spoon carving. He was presented with a stained glass window in 2016. Susan Schwindt was the 2017 best of show winner for her quilt project.






Open Farm Days will be on August 18 & 19, 2018 

Last year

 Bent River Ranch hosted

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

Rodeo's are Sanctioned events.


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-2018 Date TBA 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 in June. 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!