Arrowsmith Agricultural Association

The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association (AAA) is a registered charity and non-profit society with roots back to 1913, when district farmers held the first Coombs Fall Fair to showcase local food crops and livestock. The society conducts the annual Coombs Fair and manages the fairgrounds.

Our Association serves the Oceanside area (School District 69) of central Vancouver Island, including the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Coombs, Errington, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood, French Creek, Qualicum Bay, Bowser, Horne Lake, Deep Bay, and Nanoose Bay. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors who bring a wide variety of valuable skills to each new project.

Through careful management, the Association has added to its holdings, and it owns the fair grounds and buildings. We even lease, for a nominal fee, a portion of our land with a building to the Coombs Volunteer Fire Department. Throughout the year,  our facilities are available for use by community groups, private individuals and private corporations. We are an organization with an extremely good track record and solid community support.

The Purpose of our Arrowsmith Agricultural Association is to:

a) to foster community spirit;

b) to promote cultivation of the soil and general development of agricultural resources;

c) to facilitate, directly or through other associations, the education and personal development of people of all ages in agricultural and farming activities;

d) to conduct an agricultural fair and exhibition.

We welcome you to join us and become part of the team that is shaping the future of our organization, our property and our role in our community.

Our Board meets at 7:30 pm at the fair grounds office on the third Tuesday of the month from January through October. Volunteers are always welcome.

2016 Fair Book and Entry Forms

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in AAA, Fair | Comments Off on 2016 Fair Book and Entry Forms

2016 Fair Book and Entry Forms

What will you grow, raise, bake or make to enter in the 102nd Annual Coombs Fair? Earn some bragging rights and bring home a blue ribbon. Our 2016 Entry Catologue was printed and distributed by the PQB News of Black Press. If you would like to advertise in next year’s edition, please contact PQB News staff. Download the complete 2016 Fair Book General Entry Form Poultry Show Entry Form Horse Show Entry...

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What goes on at the Coombs Fairgrounds?

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in AAA, Programs | Comments Off on What goes on at the Coombs Fairgrounds?

Have you ever wondered what happens on the fairgrounds the “rest of the year”, outside of our two-day summer country fair? Our facilities are used (or have been used in 2012/2013) for the following events: B.C Family Day activities for over 2,000 participants – AAA co-sponsored event Annual Coombs Farmer’s Institute Farm Auction, now in its 35th year 4H Programs: horse, rabbit, poultry, swine and odd stock Heritage Garden – AAA event Equestrian events – from shows, clinics, gymkhanas, and training – held by local riding...

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AAA Board Members

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in AAA | Comments Off on AAA Board Members

AAA Board Members

Contact information for our 2015 Board of Directors.

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