Special ~ Community Outreach Projects

We will continue to accept the preemie blankets, hats and fidget quilts on September 2nd, 2020 at the fair office between 9am and 4pm.  NO PRIZES…prize is knowing that you have done something that will benefit some of the vulnerable during these times.

Preemie Blankets ~ (30″ x 30″ approx) and Skull Caps ~ Knitted or Crocheted.  Please ensure blankets have no holes where little fingers, toes or medical equipment can get caught.  No age limit, no exhibitor fee required and no limit of entries.  No prizes awarded. all entries retained and donated to a local hospital.

Touch, Tactile or fidget Quilts ~ These quilts/blankets will be donated to Dementia and Alzheimer patients in seniors residences throughout Brant County.  The blankets help to soothe agitated fidgeting help focus attention, stimulate senses and exercise hands muscles.  The quilt/blanket should measure 24″ to 28″ square or rectangular.

Fidget Quilts

2020 Paris Fair Press Release

For the past 162 years the Paris Fair has been an event coveted by this community.  Many families and friends look forward to Labor Day weekend at the fair, takin in exhibits, entertainment, competitions and the midway.  It is with great sadness that the Paris Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the annual Paris Fair for 2020.

“This was a difficult decision to make.  The health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers, partners and community at whole is very important to us and was at the forefront of this decision.  As our community and the world continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, the cancellation of the 2020 Paris Fair is the best way that the Paris Agricultural Society can do our part to help.” said Ross Miller, President of the Society.

While the Society has felt the impacts of Covid-19, with cancellations of facility rentals, and events and now the postponement of our annual Fair, we remain hopeful for the future and committed to bringing our community entertainment, events and celebrations in 2021.

“It has been amazing to see our directors, members and volunteers step up in these difficult time to support our organization, through their leadership, innovative thinking and resourcefulness.  We are very fortunate to have so many volunteers who are passionate about the future of the Paris Agricultural Society and the Paris Fair.” said Cheryl Muir, Manager of PAS.

While we will not be welcoming guests on our grounds this year for the Paris Fair, staff and volunteers will continue to educate and engage the community through creative and innovative ways.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our website for exciting updates and content in the coming month, including our Virtual Canada Day celebration July 1st, visit www.pariscanadaday.com

We truly appreciate the support and understanding of our community and look forward to the return of the Paris Fair on September 2n to 6th, 2021.

Questions and concerns can be directed to info@parisfairgrounds.com or by calling 510-442-2823

Congratulations to our 2019 -2021 Fair Ambassador

Carmen Gillyatt

2019 Ambassador

No Smoking, No Vaping SignThe Paris Agricultural Society is a “No Smoking – No Vaping” Environment Smoke-Free Policy

No Pets SymbolPets are NOT allowed Entry to the Paris Fairgrounds except Canine & Pet Show Competitors.
Competitors must vacate immediately after the competition.  Licensed Dog Guides & Service Animals are welcomed. (identification from accredited service animal schools such as those listed at IGDF or ADI may be requested)