The Teulon and District Agricultural Society has deep roots in our community. It was established March 10, 1924 and we are pleased to be celebrating our 95th anniversary in 2019.
Their goal was to foster the development and progress of the community. The only time in history that it closed was from 1941-1945 due to the war.
Teulon hosted their first agricultural fair in 1946. This rural tradition continued for 68 years, being held in the curling club and then arena during the summer months. In 1952 the Ag Society raised $1,500 which they donated to the building fund for the new curling rink. The Calf Club of 1931 entered the national competition in Toronto. And in 1935 a group of boys competed in Toronto in the National Potato Project competition.
In 1992 the Ag Society decided to host an additional event in the community, calling it Pumpkinfest. This annual tradition brings the community together in the effort to celebrate fall and all that is pumpkin! The early years of Pumpkinfest saw an attendance of 250 and the last few years over 1200 come to share the day. One big draw is the gigantic pumpkin weigh off. The largest grown in 2018 tipped the scales at 975 lbs, winning the $1000 prize!
As the entries and participation at the summer fair dropped, the Ag Society decided to only host the one main event annually. Pumpkinfest is still going strong! The Teulon & District Agricultural Society is proud to be able to showcase our rural roots for many generations.