Raymond and District Agricultural Society

About Raymond and District Agricultural Society


The Raymond and District Agricultural Society formed in 1908. The objective of the new society was to stimulate the interest of the area residents in all aspects of agriculture including recognising in a variety of ways, those who have made agriculture successful. For the first few years the new society was a success with literally everyone entering something in the annual fair which was held in late August or early September. Membership fees were one dollar per year. Due to the presence of the 1st world war interest was put on hold. The society struggled through the depression years and again during World War II. The society was off and running again in the late 40’s however by 1955 enthusiasm had died down once again. There was almost a 20 year lull before interest was again renewed.