View the Ogema Fair Book here.
2017 Fair Date is Saturday, July 8th
Fair Day Schedule of Events
The pancake breakfast runs from 7:00am - 9:00am Saturday morning in the Red Coat Road & Rail Park by the Train Station. The pancake breakfast is hosted by the museum
The parade will begin at 10:00am. We encourage any local business or organization to organize a float. Have a bike? Horse? Load them up and ride in the parade! Anyone wanting to take part in the parade please Shelanne Longley at 306-552-7087. To view the new parade route click HERE
The concession is located in the grandstand behind the ball diamond. The concession is open from 10:30am - 5:00pm.
Rodeo Arena Happennings
Kids Rodeo from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Call Jordan Reeves for more info 306-268-7170
Horse Pull 2:00pm -3:00pm. Contact Brad Dunn for more info 306-459-7612
Exhibits are located in the rink and are open for viewing at 11:00am and shut down at 4:30pm.
11:30am Bike & Pet Show Judging in the Rink
Dogs, cats and even goats! Have a pet...bring it in! We ask that the pets be in the rink 30 minutes previous to the start of the judging.
Get creative and decorate your bike! Ride it in the parade! Judging will commence following the pet show.
Slowpitch and men's fastball will be starting at 11:00am and will run all afternoon. Call Ted Struthers for more info 306-459-2976.
5:00pm - 6:30pm in the new Community Heritage Hall
Prices are $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for 5-12 years, and 4 years &under free.
Kiddie Corner will run from 11:00am -2:00pm in the Skating Rink
Silly Science Show
Presented by Funtazm - science, rocket launch and just pure sillyness. Show starts at 2:00 in the rink.
In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday celebration a fireworks display will occur at dusk at the ball diamonds
Beer Gardens & Cabaret
Beer gardens open at 1:00pm and are located at the camp kitchen. The cabaret is located in the skating rink and will begin at 9:00pm.
Below is a little history of the Agricultural Society as well as some current information.
Taken from the Ogema History Books
- The Ogema Agricultural Society was chartered on January 8, 1914 with T.E Gamble as President and C.P Ennals as secretary.
- The first meeting was held in the “Old Vet’s Hall”
- Mr. Clarence Heron was the first farmer to make an appearance at this meeting…following meetings were held in the Key West School, King & Sword’s store and the Hotel.
- Due to the war, there was no activity in the Society until the year 1918
- In 1924 the fair held standing crop competitions, summer fallow and seed drilling competitions, garden judging and others which paid good prizes with some members receiving as much as $150.00 which was all given back to the Society for building the rink and the grandstand. In all, approximately $1000.00 was donated back by the exhibitors
- The fairs in the early days lasted for two days and horses seemed to be the main attraction whether it being the Horse sale, heavy horse completion or light horse competition. Horse races were also featured which brought horses from as far away as Brandon, Manitoba
- Clarence Heron was a top exhibitor in swine, grains and grasses. Andy Prentice was a good exhibitor of cattle and Bill Taylor was the director for poultry for a number of years
- During the 1920’s and 1930’s the Society seemed to have the largest amount of livestock on display at any time since they were organized
- In 1926 the trees were bought to plant around the fair grounds
- In 1932 the rink blew down and was rebuilt in the same year replaced for around $1500.00
- Many of the women from town and country were big exhibitors and we would have as many as 1600 exhibits shown at the summer fair
- In 1967 the Agricultural Society turned their property over to the local Regional Park Authority with consideration that the grounds be available for our use for both the 4H Regional Shows and the Summer Fairs.
- Since the land turnover many improvements have been made such as the curling rink with artificial ice, swimming pool, picnic area and skating rink
- On January 14, 1980 Mr. George Bacon of Ogema received an Honorary Membership in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Society Association. Mr. Bacon is the first recipient of this award in our Society.
Ag Society Today in 2017
- Meetings are held monthly at the Ogema Public Library
- Shelanne Longley is the President and Iris Warren is the secretary
The main endevour of the Ag Society is to host the annual fair day which occurs the second Saturday in July
- The fair consists of a pancake breakfast, parade, kids rodeo, horse pull, barrel racing, exhibits, kid’s corner, concession, beer gardens and cabaret