Proudly Serving the Community since 1972! 

The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society is a non-profit organization, formed in 1972, that supports the agriculture, horticulture, homemaking, and quality of life in the local community. The Society's goal is to preserve the history of the community and keep that history alive for both present and future generations. When the Alberta Wheat Pool company announced the demolition of the Grain Elevator in 1995, the Society stepped in, purchasing the 1958 Grain Elevator for $1,  thereby preserving it as a lasting legacy of the Agricultural history of the area. Today it is a fully restored, functioning museum, visited by several thousand visitors.

 

 
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" in 1972 (now a hockey and curling rink) and subsequently hosting an annual Agra Fair for 25 years. This event grew to become Western Canada’s largest Agricultural Fair. This Agricultural Fair was discontinued in 1994.

Since that time, the Grain Elevator site has become a very busy venue hosting "old fashioned" carnivals and fairs, specifically tailored towards children, adults, and families. Each year, thousands of visitors from Canada and around the world stop by to visit the Grain Elevator Museum, Archives, and Farmers' Market. The Agricultural Society supports the Spruce Grove Archives, which preserves the documented history of the district, and the Spruce Grove Community Garden.

Several annual summer fund-raising events such as Flapjacks at the Tracks Community Pancake Breakfast, the Farm & Heritage Carnival, and the Harvest Fair are hosted by the Ag Society and are very popular among community members and visitors.
Events hosted at the Elevator Museum site are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Grain Elevator and restored Water Tower, educational programs, and the proposed new building on site. 
 
 Significant Projects
 
  • 2020 - Look out for big changes at the Grain Elevator Site this year.
  • 2018 - The Community Garden project was initiated between The Agriculture Society and the City of Spruce Grove
  • 2016 - Re-painting of the exterior, foundation wall repair, and front and back door replacement.
  • 2016 - 3 new flag poles installed.
  • 2016 - Moved a donated vintage 1940's era little red barn onto the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Site.
  • 2012 - Painting and restoration of the wooden Grain Elevator Museum.
  • 2011 - The restoration of the old Spruce Grove Water Tower that served Spruce Grove citizens until 1978.
     

50th Anniversary

We are currently in the planning phase for our upcoming 50th anniversary in 2022!

The 50th committee is in the process of planning for our 50th anniversary! Meeting on the first and third Tuesday at the grain elevator at 6:30pm. Interested in getting involved? Come to the meeting and join one our sub committees!

Fill out the 50th committee form here: /files/1152525/50th-anniversary-committee-membership-form.pdf

Our sub committees include:
- Marketing
- Sponsorship/adds
- Mural
- May 7 anniversary celebration
- Volunteers
- Agra fair
- Bench show
- Demonstration
- Outdoors areas
- Fireworks
- Pancake breakfast
- Midway

Have questions? Email us at: sgag50committee@gmail.com
 

Previous events

Paint Night

The Grain Elevator Site , 120 Railway Ave., Spruce Grove, AB

Come out for Paint Night at the Grain Elevator hosted by Tina Bourassa of 'One Stroke at a Time'. There will be baked goods, wine beer, and good company. Fee ($45) includes all painting supplies, board, drinks, and beverages. Proof of vaccination required.

To register: Email elevatorsprucegroveagsociety@gmail.com or call the office at 780-960-4600 to register. E-transfer (to elevatorsprucegroveagsociety@gmail.com) is preferred, but cash is also accepted.

Paint Night

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

Are you craving an evening out? Join us for another Paint Night with instructor Tina Bourassa at the Elevator in Spruce Grove. This time it’s a chickadee in a birch tree. Wednesday August 18, 7 to 9 pm. Cost is $40 and includes all supplies, with wine/beer and home baking.

Phone or email the elevator office to register 780-9604600, elevatorsprucegroveagsociety@gmail.com. E-transfer your payment.

Alberta Open Farm Days

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

Our first big event for summer 2021 is quickly approaching: Alberta Open Farm Days! Come tour Spruce Grove's Historic Grain Elevator and learn about our agricultural origins. Our very own local RavenWolf Brewing Co. will be on site doing free beer sampling. The farmer's market will also be open until 3pm!

If you wish to pre-book any food/drink/tours you can do so through farmzy at:https://farmzy.ca/.../5f25a24d-3fa5-4d21-a282-3f59a632b2d6

Harvest Fair

Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove

Sat. September 21 from 10 am - 2 pm. Once again, we are proud to celebrate our agricultural heritage and harvest with this annual celebration. The Grain Elevator Site is transformed into a farm and a playground. Test your skills at several games that will bring back memories of days gone past. There will be a vintage tractor display, hayrides, and stooks. Discover Grain Elevator history by taking the Memory Lane tour; learn about the origins of the community, and research family trees at the Spruce Grove Archives. This is a great way to bring the Grain Elevator season to a close! All games and rides are free. We will be selling homemade chili on site.

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