"Celebrating Agriculture and Community since 1913"

Our Facilities

Located at 1014 Ford Road, the Coombs Fairgrounds covers over seven acres of land.  In addition to AAA-sponsored events like the annual Coombs Fair, the fairgrounds are used year-round, and our facilities are available for rent for private functions, commerical events and community groups. Our most frequently used facilities are our full-sized Riding Ring, the new 6000 square-foot Activity Building, and the 2000 square-foot Arrowsmith Hall, which is equipped with a full commercial kitchen.


The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association extends its sincere appreciation to its sponsors for their past and on-going support.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

2013 Coombs Fair Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Quality Foods


Regional District of Nanaimo

Silver Sponsors:

Island Timberlands
Old Country Market
Red Williams Drilling
Patricia Chaster
Barbara Smith

Bronze Sponsors:

DemXX Deconstruction Ltd.
Havelock Storage Ltd.
Haylock Bros. Paving Ltd.
Hilliers Gourmet Foods
Highway 4 Auto
JK Excavating
Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative
Pickard Construction Ltd.
Sea Edge Motel
Windsor Building Supplies Ltd
Springford Farms

Community Sponsors:

Joyce Westra
Deborah Adkins

Coombs Fair Centennial Project

Gold Contributors:

Bill Carpenter

1913-2013 Centennial Celebrations

2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the Coombs Fair. To commemorate this milestone, the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association had special pioneer activities at their inaugural 2013 Family Day celebrations, began construction on the Centennial Stage (and threw an old-fashioned box social as a fundraiser for this project), and the annual fair featured historical displays.

A special thanks to the PQB News for sending over some photos to get us started on our photo gallery.