About Us

Meet the Executives

The Teeswater Agricultural Society is run by a team of dedicated individuals who strive to create fun, educational events for Teeswater and the surrounding communities. These events wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of our executive team.

President: Wendy McKague
1st Vice President: Melinda Scott
2nd Vice President: Marjan Ireland
Past President: Brent McKague
Treasurer/Secretary: Kathie Emke
Executive: Pat Townsend, Barb Zettler, Doreen McGlynn, Jean Culliton, Susan Riley, Annette Carter


Back Row (left to right): Pat Townsend, Marjan Ireland, Barb Zettler, Brent McKague, Doreen McGlynn, Jean Culliton and Susan Riley Front Row (left to right): Kathie Emke, Annette Carter and Wendy McKague Absent: Melinda Scott

Brief History of the Teeswater Fair

Teeswater was incorporated as a village in 1875. The fair started some 20 years earlier in 1855. It was originally called the Culross Township Exhibition. The fairs were held in various places around town before our park and fairgrounds were purchased in 1896 for $1,500.00.

1896
The Beginning

The Race Track and Exhibit Hall (known as the Pioneer Hall) are built.

Early 1900's
Community Starts

Schools enjoyed and participated in the fair.
As the Culross Society became larger, they started called themselves the Teeswater Agricultural Society.

1911
Accessible Water

A well was dug on the park grounds.

1926
Expansion

The west wing of the Pioneer Hall was added.
Main entrance gate to the park was built with a donation of $100.00 from the Teeswater
Woman’s Institute.

1933
Fair Brings Joy

During the recession years, Teeswater fair was the largest in history. Lots of wet weather
prevailed.

1935
Accomodations

The grandstand was built to seat 1,000.

1940
Expansion

The grandstand additions to seat 4,000.

1943
Crowds Arrive

Attendance was 16,000.

1946
Dedicated Train

Special train ran from Toronto to the fair to bring fairgoers.

1947
Class B

The Teeswater Fair was declared a “Class B” fair.

1950
Animals

Poultry barn, 4-H calf barn, hog barn, and stone gates were all built.

1961
Teeswater Fair

Teeswater Fair date changed to last Friday/Saturday in September.

1964
New Event

Chuck Wagon races from Calgary were featured.

1971
Thankful

Teeswater Fair date changed to Thanksgiving weekend.

1973
New Event

First Tractor Pull was held.

1974
Royalty

Queen of the fair was initiated.

Largest section of the grandstand was cemented.

1976
Class "A"

Fair was declared a “Class A” fair.

1989
Extended

Teeswater Fair was extended to a 3-day fair to entice more people to attend.

1991
Date Change

Date changed to 4th weekend in August, due to many years of rain and snow on Thanksgiving weekend.

1992-1993
New Event

Horse ring was built by the horse committee.

2006
From Gate to Your Plate

- Farm Gate to your Plate, promoting and educating families about agriculture. Still a highlight at our fair!

2023
Ready to Go

Horse Ring repaired by local community members and businesses.

We, the Agricultural Society of today, hope to continue this great fair tradition for many years to come.

2024 Upcoming Events

The Teeswater Fair
Chicken Dinner
Teeswater Spook Haus Event
Spook Haus Events

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