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). On Friday, starting at 9 am, grains, roots, vegetables, fruits, flowers, arts, crafts and domestic sciences entries will be judged. In the afternoon, 4-H projects will be judged. The Founders Hall and Artisans Hall will open on Friday at 2 pm, and will be open from 10 am on Saturday and from 11 am on Sunday. Culinary demonstrations will take place on Friday at 2:15 pm and Saturday at 1:30 pm.