Since 1858 the Embro Fair has been a community event cherished by many. Full of Spirit and a love of Agriculture the Embro Fair has something to offer everyone, from childrens games to livestock shows and everything in between. The Embro Fair, where community comes together.
Welcome to the 161st Embro Fair! This year brings a lot of changes to this community event. After careful consideration and consultation with the Embro & Zorra Community, the Agricultural Society has moved towards a one and a half day Embro Fair. You will find that we are still offering the same (and new!) great events, activities and agriculture awareness but consolidated into a shorter time frame.
This year’s theme “Say Cheese!” highlights the importance of Agriculture and our own local dairy and cheese industries. There will be lots to “say cheese” about during Fair time! Popular events such as Free Kids Activities, Wing Night and the Baby Show are returning. Visit our website for an updated fair schedule as September draws near.
One of our new initiatives this year is to increase our partnerships with other community organizations by encouraging their involvements at this years fair. Several community groups will be joining us at fair time as organizers and volunteers as well as offering new exciting activities for young and old.
The success and sustainability of the Embro Fair is due to a strong community of volunteers and community groups pulling together. We are always looking for more volunteers and directors of the board. If you are interested in being involved with the Agricultural society, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, I would like to extend a special thank-you to all of our sponsors, directors, volunteers, exhibitors and fair patrons who continually make our fair a success. See you at the Fair!
First Vice President
I’m Katelyn Sykes. I grew up on my family’s dairy farm just outside of Embro where I reside now. I work at Avonbank as a Lely Farm Management Support Advisor. I currently play hockey in Embro and participate in crossfit in Stratford. I joined the fairboard first as the 2015-2016 ambassador. After that I stayed on as a director. I always enjoyed the fair weekend growing up. My favourite part was always going and looking at how my crafts did.
My name is Nicole Barnett. I have taken on the role of Secretary in January 2019 and have thoroughly enjoyed working with such a talented, capable, and caring group of Ag Society directors so far! I grew up on my parents dairy farm in Lakeside and now reside just one road over with my husband Chris, and three boys Max, Blake, and Nash where we have a nursery swine operation, cash crop, and my husband operates a custom manure business. I work full-time for Farm Credit Canada as a Relationship Management Associate out of the Stratford office. I grew up heavily involved in 4-H as a member in both dairy and life skills clubs, volunteered as a 4-H leader for the East Nissouri Dairy Club for 13 years, and I am now a volunteer Oxford 4-H CloverBuds leader. I enjoy playing baseball with my husband, running around to our boys’ hockey, baseball, and soccer, baking, spending time with family and friends, and partaking in community events. I’ve always enjoyed agriculture and participating in the community fair. It really brings out the unique talents, pride in a job well done, and a sense of togetherness in the community that is beyond compare. I would like to also commend Carol Hanlon on an amazing career as the previous Ag Society Secretary, your organization and dedication to your role was impressive and all your help along the way this year was very much appreciated! I look forward to playing a part in all Embro Fair has to offer!
Welcome to Embro’s 161st fair. What a year it has been! Our theme this year is ‘Say Cheese’. This is particularly meaningful to me as my much beloved great uncle Albert ‘Benny’ Bennington was a cheese maker of renown and won the British Empire Dairy Show Cheese Award in 1939! I grew up hearing about cheese making in the area and specifically the cheese factory in Zenda, just south of Woodstock. Cheese making has been a rich part of our heritage as are all the other activities highlighted by our homecraft classes. As you work on your many projects, I encourage you to think about the impact that cheese making and the whole dairy industry has on our community. We are all very blessed to be a part of this rich heritage! Enjoy the fair and ‘Say Cheese’ as you eat cheese!!