120th Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition
Part of the Acadian Festival
This year, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, the Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition celebrates its 120th anniversary in a modern atmosphere and buildings, but still pursuing the original objective of its founders, featuring numerous agricultural competitions. For a second year, the Exhibition will benefit from its new multi-purpose center, which will be used mainly for horses again. The small animal barn has also undergone major renovations, making it easier for children, who love this attraction, to move around its improved layout. The mallet-operated strength-testing machine, a simple but popular attraction last summer, will also be back for a second year. The small animal farm will be open all weekend (10 am-4 pm from Sept. 1-3). The PEI Provincial Holstein Show, considered the Exhibition’s most important competition, begins Saturday at 9 am. It will include 4-H classes and the calf selection for the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic. At 9:30 am, the event continues with a draft horse show, followed by the judging of rabbits. In the afternoon, the pre 4-H Holstein class and 4-H rabbits will be evaluated. Then at 2 pm, everyone can attend the Provincial Horse Pull Championships. The Founders Hall and Artisans Hall will open from 10 am on Saturday and from 11 am on Sunday. Culinary demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Clammin’ n’ Jammin’ chefs will also give demonstrations on Saturday at 12 pm, as well as other culinary demonstrations at 1:30 pm.