The 2017 Abbbotsford Agrifair is going to be bigger than ever this year, with lots of special attractions in honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Come experience “The best little country fair on earth,” August 4th through the 6th, 2017!
The Abbbotsford Agrifair has been a Fraser Valley tradition since 1911 and is the area’s second-largest annual event. The Agrifair bridges both the generation and the location gap, attracting and entertaining folks of all ages and walks of life. And why not? The Agrifair offers affordable fun for the whole family every year! Live music and comedy, animal competitions and exhibitions, trade show demos, amusement rides, and so much more!
While the 2017 Agrifair schedule has yet to be finalized, lots of other details have been released. Along with the expected lights and rides of the midway, attendees will also be able to join in a Street Hockey Tournament and watch Crushzilla belch fire.
Many past popular attractions are also returning. Dan the One Man Band, who plays up to 6 instruments at once, will be at the Agrifair. Canadian Wrestling is also back, this time featuring “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith Jr. The twenty-horse, twenty-five member Strathcona Mounted Troop will also be back to amaze audiences.
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There’s nothing quite like the thrill of wakeboarding. Speeding across open water on a warm summer day, hitting a kicker and pulling an ollie – now that’s living. At Valley Wake, the Abbotsford wakeboarding park, you don’t even need a boat! Valley Wake Park offers cable wakeboarding.
Wait – what’s cable wakeboarding?
Traditional wakeboarding involves being pulled along behind a boat. This leaves you at the mercy of the boat with longer setups to practice your skills and usually a lot of swimming if you fall. Cable wakeboarding is cleaner, quieter, more efficient, and environmentally friendly when compared to the traditional method.
In cable wakeboarding, the tow line is connected to a cable running along a series of towers. An operator controls the speed of the cable, providing the speed you need to learn to wakeboard, to practice a specific stunt, and anything in between. Should you dump into the water, the cable operator simply brings the tow line back to you.
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The Fraser Valley is home to a wide range of unique flavors and experiences. When it comes to wines, our region produces traditional grape wines as well as fruit and honey wines. Discover them all on an Abbotsford winery tour!
Something special happens to wine lovers after they visit a vineyard or winery. Thereafter, every sip of wine has a new depth. The wine stops being just something taken from a store shelf and you’ll taste the effort and care that you now know goes into every bottle. Along with the grape, you’ll sense a hint of the good earth it grew from, the barrels it aged in, and the clean, strong hands that coaxed it into being.
Not all wineries have the time, staff, or facilities to allow for a tour but almost all offer a tasting room. Visiting a winery tasting room is the next best thing to taking a tour. Not only do you still get to soak up the vineyard ambiance but also a chance to sample and purchase wines. Maybe even a few varieties not available anywhere else!
Finally, vineyards and wineries are notoriously scenic. You’d be hard pressed to find many other production facilities that are as photogenic. It doesn’t hurt that the nature of their business often places them in gorgeous, rural valleys and farmland.
You don’t have to like wine to enjoy an Abbotsford winery tour, you just have to like having fun!
Take An Abbotsford Winery Tour!
Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery
2595 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Campbell’s Gold produces a variety of Honey Wines, also known as mead. Along with their traditional Mead, Campbell’s Gold also offers Pyment (honey wine and grapes), Melomel (honey wine with fruit or berries), Metheglin (spiced honey wine), and Cysor (honey wine with apple juice/cider). While tours of their winery/meadery are not offered, one can tour their bee hives – and walk away with a free jar of fresh honey! Open Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays, January, and all state holidays.
Maan Farms Estate Winery
790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC
www.maanfarms.com – 604-864-5723
Maan Farms Estate Winery has been producing wine on their Abbotsford farm for three generations. The winery produces a variety of reds, fruit, port, and dessert wines. While the winery does not offer tours, their tasting room and beautiful, family friendly farm will make your visit worthwhile. Open daily, 9am to 6pm.
Mt Lehman Winery
5094 Mt Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
www.mtlehmanwinery.com – 604-746-2881
Mt. Lehman Winery is a family-owned winery specializing in small lots of premium wines. Varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and more. Visit them to tour the farm and vineyard, then stop by the tasting room to sample their award winning wines. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.
5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
www.singletreewinery.com – 604-381-1788
Singletree is a family operated vineyard and winery producing wide range of fine white, red, and blended wines. Singletree does not offer tours but their rustic tasting room overlooking the vineyard provides plenty of reason to stop by for a sample. The winery also offers a picnic area adjacent to their operations. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 5:30pm, or by appointment.
Abbotsford Winery Tour Lodging
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