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Essa & District Agricultural Society

Essa & District Agricultural Society


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Essa & District Agricultural Society
A Brief History:
The Essa & District Agricultural Society (EDAS) has been in existence since 1853. Formerly the Barrie & District Agricultural Society, the organization was formed to host the community annual fall fair for the region.

The EDAS is a non-profit organization with many benefits to its community. The objectives of the EDAS are to encourage awareness of agriculture and promote improvement in the quality of life in our community, both rural and urban. The EDAS strives to provide a multi-purpose facility to serve the agricultural, trade, recreational, cultural and entertainment needs of Essa township, the city of Barrie, Simcoe county, and central Ontario (North GTA).

The EDAS is responsible for hosting the annual Barrie Fair and Essa Canadian Draft Horse Exhibition. The yearly calendar of events presents agriculture in an entertaining and educational fashion, with farm animals, horse and livestock shows, 4H shows, rabbit and poultry shows, arts and crafts, flowers, fruits and vegetables, grandstand attractions with tractor and horse pulls, musical entertainment and a midway. The fair focuses on the community and encourages engagement from local service clubs, children’s clubs such as Scouts, Guides and sports, municipal departments, and churches.


  • The Annual Barrie Fair
  • Essa Canadian Draft Horse Exhibition


The Barrie Fair

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