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Press Release September 2, 2020

On September 1st, 2020, the Woodstock Agricultural Society received devastating news that one of our barns was on fire. When we arrived on location our Old MacDonald’s barn was engulfed in flames. Thank you to the quick action of the Woodstock Fire Department as well as surrounding community departments they were able to control the blaze. These firefighters worked tirelessly through the night and did an amazing job. Thank you as well to the Woodstock Police for assisting in securing the property as well as capturing the person who was responsible for the fire. We also appreciate the Woodstock EMS for being on scene.

This past weekend we would have celebrated our 183rd Woodstock Fair. There have been many concerned citizens asking if there were animals in the building and we are very grateful there were no animals on the property and no one was harmed due to this fire.

As a nonprofit organization this is a significant loss that will impact us greatly. The barn was a piece of Woodstock History, which included the annual fair and cattle sales. We hope our community can stand behind us in this time to recover from this tragic incident. If you are able to support the Woodstock Agricultural Society and help us be able to rebuild please send an etransfer to info@woodstockfairgrounds.com any donation amount would be greatly appreciated.

Gord Marshall, Denise Alexander, Karen Trick
and the Woodstock Agricultural Society Board of Directors

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Woodstock Agricultural Society Receives OESF Grant

August 11th, 2020

The Woodstock Agricultural Society is excited and honored to be a successful $25,000 applicant for the Oxford County Economic Stimulus Fund Grant. Like most businesses in Oxford County, COVID-19 had a huge impact on the Society and the various vendors, customers and community organizations that relied on our Woodstock Fairground facilities. We had to close and many of the events and fundraisers held in our buildings cancelled. This impacted not only our bottom line, but that of many organizations’ income from events held here.

We recognize that physical distancing will remain a part of our new economic reality. The monies received from this grant will address our need to adapt our facilities to allow the bigger events to proceed with a closer to normal capacity in a safe manner and create opportunities for our community to use our facilities both indoor and outdoor for small and medium size events that may require more space than they would have previously.

With the OCES Grant, we will be able to reopen our facilities to our community partners benefitting not only us but many businesses across Oxford County.

To learn about the Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund and other projects that received funding, read the full media release here: OESF Grants

President: Gord Marshall
Woodstock Agricultural Society

The Society Forms

Circa 1836 Woodstock, Ontario numbers itself among the earliest of Agricultural Societies. It was formed less than fifty years after Ontario’s first Fall Fair was held in Niagara-on-the-Lake. From its inception in 1836, the Woodstock Agricultural Society, has been aligned with key figures and events in local history. And continues to be a Not-For-Profit Organization.

  • Livestock Production

  • Crop Production

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Agricultural Economics

Our Mission

"...encourage rural and urban communities to work together..."

The Woodstock Agricultural Society provides facilities and services to enhance the quality of life for all ages. It promotes events that encourage rural and urban communities to work together for their social and economic benefit.

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  • Growth
For Rural and Urban Togetherness

We are now accepting new members! Membership has many benefits, not to mention getting you closer to having a finger on the pulse of the agricultural community.

  • Research & Development
  • Community Involvment
  • Event Driven Growth

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