• The Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

About Us

The Essa & District Agricultural Society (EDAS) is a non-profit organization, previously recognized as the Barrie Agricultural Society, with its roots in upholding the traditions of the annual Barrie Fair. Our core mission revolves around creating initiatives that stimulate growth and awareness in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, while also crafting strategies that educate and engage with non-agricultural communities.

Our Mission Statement

The Essa & District Agricultural Society strives to educate, promote and display agriculture to the residents of Essa Township, surrounding municipalities and central Ontario.

Our Objective

To provide the local community with a facility to encourage awareness of agriculture and promote improvements in the quality of life for those working in agribusiness within Essa Township and Central Ontario.

Our Board of Directors

Lisa Peterson
President, Executive

Kevin Kistler
1st Vice President, Executive

Sam Drury
2nd Vice President, Executive

Naomi Jones

Paul Partridge

Michael Smith
Honorary Board Member, Deputy Mayor

Jeff Spong

Abigail Robinson-Leitch

Our History