The wording has changed slightly over the last 110 years, but the commitment to promote and educate the public about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives is just as strong now as it was then. The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association has worked hard to develop a National and Provincial award winning, family oriented, and agriculturally educational annual event and is recognized as "one of the best". This event is named "maple ridge - pitt meadows COUNTRY FEST" and is held annually in July. This year's dates are July 28th & 29th, and for the fourth year will feature a FREE gate to give all families the opportunity to attend.