View the Ogema Fair Book here.
2016 Fair Date is Saturday, July 9th
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 parade will begin at 10:00am. Anyone wanting to take part in the parade please call Brad Dunn at 306-459-7612. 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
Horse Pull 2:00pm -3:00pm
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
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 $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for 6-12 years, $3.00 for 3-5 years, 2 years &under free.
Supper will consist of roast beef, potatoes, salads, buns and desserts
Kiddie Corner will run from 11:00am -2:00pm in the Skating Rink
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 2015
- Presently the Agricultural Society has 10 members
- Meetings are held monthly at the Ogema Public Library
- Brad Dunn is the President and Iris Warren is the secretary
- We hold one annual fair day 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