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What is the first impression your visitors have of your fair?  

Is it great or could it use some tweaking?
Is there great signage showing them how to find your fair and attractions within the fair?
Do you have interesting entertainment  and is there something for everyone?
Does your venue promote agriculture and Rural Ontario?
Is your venue accessible and hazard free?
Are there lots of food choices and do you have ample parking?


If you are interested in knowing what your fair's 'first impression' is, then you should consider participating in the "OAAS First Impressions " program. This unique program offers the opportunity to look at your fair through others’ eyes. It is a tremendous chance to identify opportunities to make improvements that make a difference in your guests’ experience of your fair.


Because OAAS believes in the value of the "First Impressions" program and wishes to encourage more participation by
fairs that may not be able to afford the program, once your Agricultural Society has completed all parts of the program, your fees will be refunded to your association.

 There are some costs associated with the participation:

Next Steps:

  1. Fill out and submit your application - download application form here.
    Application deadline for the 2019 First Impressions Program is May 1st.
  2. You will be contacted by one of our volunteer coordinators if your agricultural society has been selected to participate and a matching society has been found. Then a team will guide you through the rest of the program
  3. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  4. Presentations must be completed by November 1st 2019 for reimbursement of your Participation fee.