Proudly serving the community for over 43 years!
The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1972 to support agriculture, horticulture, home making, and quality of life in the community.The Ag Society's goal is to ensure that they keep the history of the community alive for both the present and future generations. When the 1958 Grain Elevator was marked for demolition after the last manager left in 1995, the SG Ag Society stepped-in to preserve the Elevator as a working museum. Since then, several thousand visitors have toured the elevator and museum. 
 
The Ag Society, a group of dedicated volunteer members, has been instrumental in contributing to the community, beginning with the construction of the Spruce Grove "Agrena" (now a hockey and curling rink) and hosting their annual AgraFair. This event grew to become Western Canada’s largest Agricultural Fair. The Agricultural Fair was discontinued in the 1990s.

Since then, the Grain Elevator site has become a very busy venue with different old fashion carnivals and fairs, specifically tailored towards kids and families. Each year t
housands of visitors from Canada and around the world visit the Grain Elevator Museum, Archives, and Farmers' Market. The SG Ag Society also hosts educational programs for schools, known as "Origins of our Community". The Agricultural Society also sponsors the Spruce Grove Archives, and sponsors two students to attend the annual ACCA educational Youth Program.

Several annual summer fund-raising events such as
Flap Jacks at the Tracksthe Farm & Heritage Carnival and the Harvest Fair are hosted by the Ag Society and are popular among community members and visitors. Events hosted at the Elevator Museum site are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance of the Grain Elevator and restored Water Tower, education programs, and promotions for the Agricultural Society. 
 
To learn more about the community of Spruce Grove - the home of the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society, and the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum - please follow this link!
 
The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society's recent significant projects:
  • The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society's long-term goal is to build an Elevator Emporium - a building which will serve as a major tourist and heritage facility for the City of Spruce Grove. The building will be constructed on the elevator site and will resemble a period train station. It will house the Spruce Grove Archives, the Museum collection, Tea House, Gift Shop, and a conference room. This dynamic centre will serve visitors and tourists, but could also be used as a facility for community events and groups.

 
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Community Harvest Fair

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

The Grain Elevator Museum grounds are transformed into a farm-themed playground. Test your skills at several old-time competitions which will bring back memories of days gone past. All games & hay rides are free! The concession will also be open, and musical guest - Aron Reppert, will be here from 11:00AM - Noon! The community Harvest Fair is a great way to wind-down the summer season. Competitions include: Stuff-A-Scarecrow, Cow Milking, Sack Races, Surprises in the Stooks, and the Cross Saw Competition. There will be a vintage tractor display, and the Prairie Ornamental Avicultural Association will be on site giving away peacock feathers to the kids, have a species bird & fancy poultry display, and they will be having their annual fall sale at the Harvest Fair.

Age limit: All ages

Farm & Heritage Carnival

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

This family oriented farm-themed event is fun for children of all ages. Held at the historic Grain Elevator Museum site, you can have a tour of the Elevator, and see how it functioned. Relax and enjoy entertainment from local musicians. On the must-do list for summer fun: pony rides for the kids, see adorable mini farm animals, bounce in a giant inflated obstacle course, take aim at the western shoot-out game, get your face painted, twist with a balloon artist, win prizes by competing in games of skill... fresh cotton candy, and so much more! Carnival tickets range from $1 - $4. The SG Ag Society's licensed concession will be serving-up corn on-the-cob, hamburgers, hotdogs, and popcorn. If you have kids - don't miss this fun-filled afternoon. A Spruce Grove Agricultural Society fund raising event.

Age limit: All ages

Flapjacks at the Tracks Pancake Breakfast

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

Come join the Ag Society volunteers, invited guests, and dignitaries, for a Community Pancake Breakfast! Held at the historic Grain Elevator site, this event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy live music and entertainment. On the menu - pancakes, sausages, farmer's scrambled eggs, watermelon, & juice. Breakfast prices: Big Bee $5, Lil' Bee $3, cash only.

Age limit: All ages

Car Boot Sale/Tailgate Community Event

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

We are having another car-boot sale again this year due to last year's sale being such a success. Come join the fun! Held Friday evening - 4pm - 8pm, and Saturday 8am - 3pm. To Pre-register to sell your goods, please contact Carole at (780) 962-6539, or Moira (780)968-0523. At the SG Grain Elevator site - 120 Railway Avenue - you can also register and drop off your fee. Cost: $25 one-time fee for both days - includes vehicle & 1 table. Extra tables are available at $25 per table. Cash & Cheques accepted only.

Age limit: All ages

Car Boot Sale/Tailgate Community Event

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

We are having another car-boot sale again this year due to last year's sale being such a success. Come join the fun! Held Friday evening - 4pm - 8pm, and Saturday 8am - 3 pm. To Pre-register to sell your goods, please contact Carole at (780) 962-6539, or Moira (780)968-0523. At the SG Grain Elevator site - 120 Railway Avenue - you can also register and drop off your fee. Cost: $25 one-time fee for both days - includes vehicle & 1 table. Extra tables are available at $25 per table. Cash & Cheques accepted only.

Age limit: All ages

Scott Woods Concert - Fiddling in the key of... eh?

Stony Plain Community Centre, 5008 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain, Alberta

Multiple winner of the Canadian Open and Grand Masters Fiddle Contests, Scott Woods and his band bring alive the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s in this two hour uplifting old time show. Swingin' Fiddles features three fiddlers playing together in harmony. Western swing, big band, pop standards, country, gospel and plenty of old time fiddling pack the program. Sensational step dancing, home spun family humour, and Scott's famous trick fiddling make this a show you don't want to miss! A portion of the proceeds from this concert go to support Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society. Some videos on the Scott Woods Band found on youtube. Looks like it will be an entertaining show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNCEbs-9LF8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvToZmav0d8

Please call 780 962-6319, or 780 968-2030. Advance tickets can also be purchased at: Southwind Software - #107, 4707 - 49 Street, Stony Plain.

Adults: $25 Children: $10 Age limit: All ages

Car Boot Sale/Tailgate Community Event

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Spruce Grove Grain Elevator , 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

Car Boot Sale/Tailgate at the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator site. June 6 from 8am-7pm and June 7 from 8am-3pm. 1 vehicle, 1 table ($25 per table). Call Carole at: 780-962-6539 for info.

$25 Age limit: All ages

May26

Canadian Fiddle Champion SCOTT WOODS presents Old Time Jubilee Concert

Stony Plain Community Centre , 5008 51 Avenue, Stony Plain

Bring your family and friends and join us for some toe-tapping fun, lots of laughs and some good old tunes. We'll put a song in your heart, a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. Get your tickets early though as many of the shows sell out well in advance of the concert date. Proceeds from the concert will support The Ag Society. For tickets call: Toll free 1-855-726-8896, 780-962-6319, 780-968-2030. Or buy at the Southwind Software store: 107 4707 49th Avenue Stony Plain.

Adults $25, Child $10

Harvest Fair

Grain Elevator Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

Once again, we are proud to celebrate our agricultural heritage and rich agricultural resources with this annual celebration. There are Old-Fashioned Fair Games, Cross Saw Competition, Potato Sack Races, Lawn Bowling, Grain Cleaning Machine Demo, Vintage Tractor Display, & Hay Rides. Farmers Market, Grain Elevator tours, and Spruce Grove Archives. This is a great way to bring the Grain Elevator season to a close!

Farm & Heritage Carnival

The Grain Elevator Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, CA

This is our signature fundraising event! There are games for the kids, pony rides, mini farm animals, face painting, balloon twisting, mechanical bull rides, Canadian Reptile Encounters, LEGO presents PLAYCATION Mobile Tour, historic Grain Elevator Tours, Farmer's Market, entertainment, and fabulous corn supper. Events hosted are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance of the Grain Elevator Museum and The Spruce Grove Water Tower, as well as for a new building and programming and promotions for the Agricultural Society. Our success depends greatly on the generous support of local organizations, businesses, and people like you. The Carnival is from 12-4, during which roasted corn on the cob, hamburgers, sausages, and salad will be served and the plated Corn Roast Dinner is from 5-7. Don't forget to bring camera!

$2 Tickets for games, dinner - variable costs

Flapjacks at the Tracks: Pancake Breakfast

The Grain Elevator Site , 120 Railway Ave., Spruce Gove, Alberta, Canada

Come and enjoy a morning breakfast with the Ag Society volunteers and invited dignitaries & guests. Smitty's Pancakes, Sausages, McDonald’s Coffee & Juice, Watermelon, DQ ice cream, Historic Grain Elevator Tours, Farmers Market (9:30am – 1:30pm), Archives (10:00am-2:30pm), Edmonton Square Dancers, Entertainment. Events hosted are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance of the Grain Elevator Museum and The Spruce Grove Water Tower, as well as for a new building and programming and promotions for the Agricultural Society. Volunteers and society members work tirelessly for the organization, contributing significantly to cultural and historical programs offered in this community, but our success depends greatly on the generous support of local organizations, businesses, and people like you.

$5.00 / person

The Scott Woods Band Presents Swingin' Fiddles

Stony Plain Community Centre, 5008 51st Ave, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada

Join Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band for a fun filled two hour fiddle variety show. Advance tickets available at: Southwind Software, 107 4707 47th Ave, Stony Plain, or call 780-962-6319 or 780-960-8786. Concert proceeds support the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society.

Adult: $20, Child: $10

May1

2013 Season Opening

The Grain Elevator Site , 120 Railway Ave., Spruce Gove, Alberta, Canada

The Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum opens from Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm. We offer tours daily and have a special program for schools:” Origins of our Community” and "Where the bread comes from". Tours for seniors. The Spruce Grove Archives hours: Tue, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Sat, 10 am - 2:30 pm

Sep22

Celebration of Ag Heritage - Community Harvest Festival Event

Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Celebrate the Prairies agricultural roots and the spirit of community with us. The farmer plants the grain then ‘worries about it through the summer’ until he can take it in. Harvest is the end result of the hard labour of a farmer’s year, but he often could not do it alone. So the farmers created the concept of a Threshing Bee Festival where neighbours helped neighbours with the harvests. From 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, come & join the Ag Society at the Grain Elevator Site for HAY RIDES, a Vintage Farm Machinery Display, Spruce Grove Beavers Harvesting Corn, Egg Whipping contest with great prizes, Grain Elevator Tours, Archives, and Farmers Market. Food & Drinks: Pulled Pork on a Kaizer Pickle on a Stick Hot Dogs, Kielbasa DQ Ice Cream Pop and coffee A great day to join us in old farm traditions with friends and family!

Free

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Email: elevator@sprucegroveagsociety.com