Niagara Regional Exhibition
June 3, 4 & 5, 2022
Fair Admission = $5, ages 5 and under = Free!
Parking = Free!
June 3, 2022
Gates open at 4 - 11 pm
MONSTER TRUCK SHOW!
7- 11 pm Beer Gardens
June 4, 2022
Gates open 10 am to 11 pm
10 am Baby Show
11:30am EquineAbility Show
1 pm Truck/Tractor Pulls
ATV Mud Bog & Expo
7 - 11 pm Beer Gardens
June 5, 2022
Gates open 11 am to 5 pm
MONSTER TRUCK SHOW!
2 - 4 pm Beer Gardens
History of the Niagara Regional Agricultural Society
The Niagara Regional Exhibition is owned and operated by the Niagara Regional Agricultural Society. The purpose of the Niagara Regional Agricultural Society is to promote better understanding between rural and urban communities.
The society holds agricultural demonstrations as well as meetings. The NRAS encourages young people to become interested in and adopt better agricultural and domestic practices. One of the oldest and best known Pioneer Institutions in the Peninsula, it's beginnings date back to 1832. Ephriam Hopkins' farm and hotel was the first location. A Year after the County of Welland was established in 1852 a new Association emerged based on Coleman's Inn in Port Robinson, then (1857) on to Merritsville. This being the nucleus of what is now the City of Welland it remained here for over 100 years.
Eventually the fair reached it's limitations on the 16 acres. On May 31, 1967, the Welland County Agricultural Society purchased 75 acres at the junction of highways 406 and 58, being near the geographic centre of the Peninsula. The Directors did a lot of long- range planning and decided it was virtually impossible to construct the kind of Exhibition they wanted and used it for one week per year. This led to a daring new concept for the fair. It was decided to use the grounds for agricultural and commercial purposes as in the past but it should also be used for year round recreational and cultural purposes. In line with this direction the name was changed to Niagara Regional Agricultural Society. Niagara Regional Exhibition was born from this advanced concept. The main Exhibition Building (40,000 sq. ft.) was designed to hold a multitude of indoor shows and sports events.
This Society was founded in 1853 by Provincial Charter. It was called the Welland County Agricultural Society and operated the Welland Fair. On January 30, 1970 the name of the fair was changed to Niagara Regional Exhibition and on January 22, 1971 the name of the Society was changed to Niagara Regional Agriculture Society. The objectives of the Society are to encourage interest, promote improvements in and advance the standards of agriculture, domestic industry and rural life.
Every person is entitled to be a member of the Society, but no person under Twenty-one years of age is eligible to vote at any meeting of the Society or to hold office in the Society.
The facility offers:
grandstands and infield
horse show ring
barn suitable for livestock, shows, displays and demonstrations
camping area complete with electrical and water connections
Storage is available for cars, motorhomes, boats or campers (hard or soft top) for the winter months.
Just a reminder that ALL items stored MUST be removed by April 30
Winter Storage 2021 / 2022
For the Society to grow it must also change things that have been the same for close to 20 years. There are some overdue and circumstancial updates coming this year:
1) Building "B" - Will no longer we available for Winter Storage:
After the loss of our office we have decided to put an addition onto building B rather than rebuild. This construction will begin during the winter storage season leaving it unavailable for use. After the completion, the building will have heat and washrooms. This will allow us to rent building "B" as a hall year round. It will no longer be available for winter storage.
We are moving onto something better for ourselves and the community.
2) Storage Costs:
Price is $20 per foot of length of stored item for the season.
3) Blue Barn Doors:
Fill has been added in the doorways of the livestock barn in an effor to secure the building.
New door sizes are 14' Wide by 12' Tall for the center door and 9'8" Wide by 8' Tall for annex doors.
4) No More Propane Tanks!
At the request of the fire department, we will no longer be allowing trailers with propane tanks to park.
5) The When & How:
Doors will Open 9am Saturday October 2, 2021.
Pay First and Get A Tag to put on your vehicle (Tag: Put your Name and Phone Number on it!) then we will park you.
We will be on site with doors open:
Saturday October 2nd, 2021 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday October 3rd, 2021 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Saturday October 9th, 2021 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM
It is unlikely but should there be any left over space, starting October 23 - I will start working down the waiting list to fill the remaining spots.