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What is the first impression your visitors have of your fair?  

Ontario Association of Agriculture Societies
First Impressions Program
Applications are now open for the 2020 First Impressions Program!

The First Impressions Program is a great program to give you new perspective on your fair - what is working well and what you can do to make it more appealing to your visitors.

Fairs are matched up with distance and size in mind and an exchange visit is made. Visiting teams are provided with training and an outline of criteria to assess.  When both visits have been completed, a report is prepared and presentations are made to describe what was observed.


For more information on First Impressions Click here

There is a participation fee of $113.00 (100 + HST) payable to OAAS. This helps off-set the costs for training. Once Agricultural Societies have completed the requirements, the fee will be returned.

For more information about the First Impressions Program including the application form click here:
First Impression Program.


Application deadline May 1st 2020



The OAAS has decided that with the current situation surrounding COVID 19 that First Impressions will not be offered this year. We invite you to consider it for your Fair in 2021.

Wishing you the best for the challenging 2020 Ontario fair season.

Please send payment to:
OAAS Manager  Vince Brennan
1911 Foxboro-Stirling Rd; R.R.# 4
Stirling, Ontario
K0K 3E0

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If paying by cheque please make it out to: OAAS