Essa Agriplex – Home of the Barrie Fair

Welcome to the Essa & District Agricultural Society website. We are home to the Barrie Fair August 22nd to 25th, 2019, the Essa National Draft Horse Show August 3rd & 4th, 2019, and many other events in 2019! Formerly the Barrie Agricultural Society, we made our move to Essa Township and are running as proudly and strong as ever!

Recent News

Recent Posts

  • Happy Canadian Ag Day!

    February 12, 2019

    Happy Canadian Ag Day! The Essa & District Agricultural Society is proud to be a part of the local Agricultural Community as we truly do get to work with the best people in the industry! For 166 years, the Barrie … Continue reading

  • Merry Christmas!

    December 17, 2018

    On behalf of the staff and board of directors, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holiday season! Please note that our office will be closed from 12pm (noon) December 21st to January 7th.

  • The most wonderful time of the year!

    October 29, 2018

    Other than Barrie Fair time, our favourite time of the year is ROYAL TIME! We would like to wish all of our Barrie Fair, ENDHS and Lord Simcoe Series exhibitors the best of luck as they head to Toronto for … Continue reading

  • Winter Storage Space Available!

    October 1, 2018

    Do you need extra space in your driveway over the winter, but have your RV/ Boat/ trailer in the way? Check out our winter storage opportunities today! 

  • Five things to know about the Barrie Fair-

    October 1, 2018

    A fair that’s older than Canada — Started in 1853, the fair has become one of the largest agricultural shows in central Ontario. The fair used to be held at the Barrie Fairgrounds on Essa Road, but is now located at … Continue reading

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7505 10th Line

Thornton, ON L0L2N0