A Word from the Minister
Rooted in the history of the Outaouais region, the Shawville Fair serves as a showcase of the agriculture and agri-food sector’s talent and ability to innovate. This event is the best opportunity to gain a better understanding of the specific issues faced by the businesses that help feed us, and discover or rediscover products from Québec. For the men and women who devote themselves to this sector, it is also an opportunity to share their expertise and the fruits of their labour.
Year after year, these popular fairs have significant economic impacts on Québec’s regions. By shining a spotlight on passionate agricultural entrepreneurs, they attract many visitors each season.
The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation recognizes the important role that agricultural exhibitions play in keeping dialogue lines open between city and country, farm and table, producers and consumers. That is why the Ministère financially supports the promoters of these exhibitions and the association that oversees them, taking into account the constantly evolving climate in which these organizations are developing.
Take advantage of your visit to the Shawville Fair to talk with local producers, gain an understanding of their realities and maybe even let yourself be enticed by what they have to offer. By buying food that is grown or manufactured here, you help use our land and create and maintain thousands of jobs.
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food