From the President
Welcome to Cowichan Exhibition’s new website!
This year would have been the 152nd Cowichan Exhibition, and while we still hope to host the community in some way, we understand that things will not look as they have in the past. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our fair will likely be more reminiscent of the Fall Fairs of 150 years ago. However, we promise to keep you updated with information on this year’s fair plans as well as other events being held at Exhibition Park. The Cowichan Exhibition has been ingrained in the community for 152 years. As everyone is doing these days, we are trying to find ways to stay sustainable and to offer our community a place to get together while safely staying apart.
We have opened our doors to host COVID compliant events at our facility. The safety of our staff and patrons is first and foremost, we have implemented sanitation measures and social distancing protocols to ensure this. We are all in this together and we are here to support the community that has been such great supporters of the Cowichan Exhibition. If you are looking to rent a venue to hold a gathering that you think meets the current guidelines please contact us, we are here to help you.
Thank you for your continued support during the unsettling times we are currently in.
Keep calm and carry on.
Prior to 1948, the Cowichan Exhibition Society and the Cowichan Agricultural Society operated under the same leadership, beginning with Archdeacon Reece in 1868, the first year of the fair. This list reflects the leadership of the Cowichan Exhibition Society when it became a Board on its own.