Paris Agricultural Society
Paris Agricultural Society
The Paris Agricultural society remains a symbol of one of the most notable characteristics of Ontario pioneer life, the spirit of community and co-operation. It was in this spirit of co-operation and sustainability that the Paris Agricultural Society was established in the Town of Paris 147 years ago.
The East Brant county Agricultural Society was established on January 21, 1858, changed to North Brant Agricultural Society in 1867, becoming the Paris Agricultural society on January 16, 1907.
The Paris Agricultural Society was started to act as a leadership and an agricultural information place which promotes, through partnerships, community involvement in events associated with agriculture and community functions.
Our facility consists of 117 acres and 10 buildings. The Paris Agricultural Society has 18 Senior and 6 Junior Directors and 250 Members.
The Paris Agricultural Society is located in the Town of Paris which is comprised of the villages and towns that encircle the City of Brantford. The quaint down-towns and country shops take you back to a simpler time. The Town of Paris is situated at the forks of the Grand and Nith Rivers, in the nation’s Prettiest Town, and Cobblestone Capital of Canada
Our Society’s goals are to conserve and celebrate the history and culture of agriculture through experiential learning activities with different agriculture groups. We also provide, on an annual basis, increased public awareness of the farm life through our fall fair.
We give knowledge derived through hands-on experience and enrich community life through the effectiveness of organizations in the community.
These goals are achieved through volunteerism and community leadership in the County of Brant with activities on the grounds of the Paris Agricultural Society.
Our community comprises of many people who are involved with or make their living in the surrounding area. The Paris Agricultural society has always been a very industrious, generous group of men and women who have worked hard to make the Paris Fall Fair one of the best in Ontario. And it is with the co-operation of the town and country folk attending this grand Fair that they feel rewarded for their time and energy, freely given without remuneration, contributed for the good of the community and the advancement of agriculture.
Our accomplishments are to produce a clear understanding within the community of agricultural pursuits, and also to put forward the Society as having an ongoing respect for agriculture.
The Paris Agricultural Society is proud to have been a vital part of the development of the town of Paris over the last one hundred and forty-seven years and equally proud to be involved in the development of the County of Brant.