Severn Bridge Agricultural Society
The Severn Bridge Agricultural Society (SBAS) is a non-profit, registered charitable organization made up of local volunteers. Our overall goal is to encourage an awareness and appreciation of agriculture and to promote improvements in the lives of people in our community. Our primary activity is to organize and present the annual Severn Bridge Fall Fair. The Fair has been taking place since 1873, a tradition that we hope to continue for many years to come. As well as providing good family entertainment, the Fair helps to educate visitors about our agricultural heritage, as well as increasing knowledge and appreciation of the rural lifestyle. During the rest of the year, the Fairgrounds provides a space for community events. In support of these ends, the SBAS undertakes various fundraising activities throughout the year.
The Severn Bridge Fairgrounds is located at 1153 Southwood Road. This has been the home of the Fair since 1903, when the property was acquired. The Fairgrounds features two large halls, a horse ring and several smaller structures, including a new washroom facility. The SBAS was originally known as the Morrison Agricultural Society, named after the former Morrison Township, but changed its name after amalgamation in the 1970s.
The Severn Bridge Agricultural Society is a member of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS), the organization that represents and oversees all the province's agricultural societies and fairs. Severn Bridge is located in the OAAS's District 11.
President: Heather Morrison
Vice President: Joe Donoghue
Past President: Michelle Gladu-Robinson
Secretary: Pamela Ford
Treasurer: Kristy Butson
Sr. Hall: Sandra Schell
Jr. Hall: Jennifer Kavanagh
Jr. Hall: Robyn McTaggart
Horse Show: Heather Morrison
Entertainment: Michelle Gladu-Robinson
Special Events: Michelle Gladu-Robinson
Vendors: Karen Tolton
Hospitality & Food: Jodie Beck
Repairs & Maintenance: Sean Ford
Parking & Gates: Tasha McGillivary
Advertising: Joe Donoghue
Fair Book/Website: Joe Donoghue
Promotions & Sponsorship: Joe Donoghue
Archives: Karen Tolton
Audrey Burgie, Ruth Cox, Isabell McTaggart
Become a Member
Anyone wishing to become a member of the S.B.A.S. can join for only $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for youths (over 12 years of age). Membership is required to place entries in any of the fair contests, with the exception of the Junior Hall. Current members will receive a Fair Book and free admission to the grounds on Fair Day. As a member of the S.B.A.S., you also have the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting and are eligible to become a Director.
Become a Volunteer
We are always on the lookout for people who are willing to support the Severn Bridge Fall Fair by lending a hand. Volunteers are needed not only at the Fair itself, but also at various fundraising events during the year. If you are interested in helping out, whether one time or on an ongoing basis, please contact our Secretary at 705-689-6470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rent the Fairgrounds
The Severn Bridge Fairgrounds is available for private events, large or small, outside or inside. It may be just what you need for:
shows or displays
If you are interested in booking the fairgrounds, please contact Michelle (705-955-4060) for more information.